Brookvale Oval, Saturday March 8, 7pm (AEDT)
Michael Chammas and Chris Boulous Join Michael Chammas and Chris Boulos for the NRL team news as it comes as well as plenty of Ultimate League chat.
Michael Carayannis A barnstorming try with only his second touch signalled Eric Grothe jnr's return to the top grade.
Michael Carayannis Forget that the Australian summer of cricket is over or that the Charity Shield is looming, the real indicator league is back is that referees have fired up Manly coach Geoff Toovey.
James Macsmith Interim Cronulla coach Peter Sharp declared Shane Flanagan's exile from the Sharks ''a tragedy'' after steering the club to an impressive pre-season win over grand finalists Manly on Friday.
Two-time premiership winner Joe Galuvao says Manly will continue to be a finals force despite an ageing list of players and a shortage of prop-forward options.
Ben Horne Manly coach Geoff Toovey has maintained his stance that the NRL club have nothing to worry about over the ASADA investigation, saying he's glad Darren Hibbert has reportedly agreed to be interviewed...
Glenn Jackson What do you get when you cross Paul Gallen, James Graham and Sam Burgess?
Michael Chammas Teams for the first week of the NRL finals.
Allianz Stadium, Sydney, Saturday 4pm (AEST)
Emma Kemp The Sydney Roosters will need to overturn 38 years of finals misery against Manly if they are to move a step closer to the NRL grand final.
Phil Mitchell Full, live commentary as the Roosters host the Sea Eagles in the NRL finals series.
Michael Carayannis A little over a year ago, Manly handed the Sydney Roosters a 52-14 hiding. Just 12 months on, at the same venue, the Roosters moved to within one game of a grand final appearance with a 4-0 win as...
Daniel Lane It was a brutal blood-and-bone encounter, as the sickening sight of Manly forward Richard Fa'aoso being carted from the field on the medicab minutes before half-time with his neck in a brace...
Roy Masters Referees in the NRL have a problem with reading and arithmetic. Not only can't they count, they don't know the rules.
Chris Barrett Relieved not to have been denied a shot at a premiership, Manly winger Jorge Taufua has vowed to use his own off-field incident as an example to emerging players that they are not untouchable.
Allianz Stadium, Sydney, Friday 7.45pm (AEST)
Michael Chammas Why Manly can win.
Teams for the second week of the NRL finals.