Michael Chammas Manly are expected to roll the dice and risk losing Anthony Watmough for two weeks in a bid to have the star backrower available against the Bulldogs on Saturday night.
Adrian Proszenko Manly hooker Jayden Hodges has been released from hospital after being cleared of a serious neck injury.
James MacSmith Manly coach Geoff Toovey will be left scouring the northern beaches for a back-up hooker for the Sea Eagles' do-or-die semi-final next week.
Michael Chammas He was a rabbit caught in the headlights in last year's finals series, but South Sydney halfback Adam Reynolds took centre stage on Friday night to inflict a finals humiliation on Manly.
Brad Walter Manly hooker Matt Ballin may return two weeks ahead of schedule from a fractured tibia to help the Sea Eagles battle an injury crisis in next Saturday night's sudden death final against the winner of...
Brad Walter Stand-in Manly hooker Jayden Hodges may have played the entire first half of Friday night’s 40-24 finals loss to South Sydney with a serious neck injury.
Andrew Sonter Who will claim first blood in the NRL finals as the Sea Eagles tackle the Rabbitohs at Allianz Stadium.
Andrew Webster "We built this club." I've heard of this remark, from a senior Manly player to a club official, a few times throughout the season.
Adrian Proszenko David Klemmer seemed destined to be involved in finals footy this weekend, although at one point it was more likely to be with a Sherrin in hand rather than a Steeden.
Adrian Proszenko Manly are beset by injuries, player unrest and are despised outsiders before an elimination finals game. Which is just where they want to be, says their former coach Des Hasler.
Steve Mascord Geoff Toovey said after Manly pulled up at the minor premiership finish line that they could still take some pride in finishing on the top rung of the ladder.
Manly need to win to secure the minor premiership against a Cowboys side desperate to clinch a top-four spot.
Steve Mascord The JJ Giltinan Shield did not make the trip to Townsville for Manly's tilt at the minor premiership - and it's just as well.
Michael Chammas Don't tell Brenton Lawrence about the need to stop South Sydney's big men.Because simply just stopping them won't be enough.
Allianz Stadium, Sydney, Friday 7.55pm (AEST)
Chris Barrett No team does siege mentality quite like the Sea Eagles.
Adrian Proszenko Manly forward Tom Symonds is close to finalising a two-year extension in a timely boost for the club before their blockbuster clash with Penrith.
Manly Sea Eagles v Penrith Panthers at Brookvale Oval, Sunday, 3pm
Glenn Stewart's season-ending surgery shattering for Manly Sea Eagles teammates, especially brother Brett Stewart
Adrian Proszenko Brett Stewart says brother Glenn is “shattered” that injury will prevent him from again playing for Manly.
Andrew Webster Whether it is unfair or not, the unmistakable fact is that Cherry-Evans has been demonised as the individual pulling the Sea Eagles apart.