New Manly skipper Daly Cherry-Evans says there will be no excuses this season as the northern beaches club looks to snap a two-year absence from the finals.
Sea Eagles fullback Tom Trbojevic has declared himself 100 per cent fit heading into the new season after being hampered by a high ankle sprain throughout 2016.
Manly prop Nate Myles makes no attempt to hide his dissatisfaction with his own performances or the on-field output of his club last year.
Former Storm five-eighth on last year's grand final loss to the Sharks, and his move north to link up with the Sea Eagles and reunite with coach Trent Barrett.
It's a brave new world for Manly as the club embarks on its first season without dual-premiership winning club legends Jamie Lyon, Brett Stewart and Steve Matai
Off-season signing Blake Green is being credited with giving the Manly backline more calmness and stability heading intoi the new NRL season.
Manly has beaten the Sydney Roosters in an NRL trial match in Gosford thanks to a late converted try from Dylan Walker.
Sea Eagles prop Brenton Lawrence believes Daly Cherry-Evans is the perfect man to lead the club and will only help Jake Trbojevic's development as a leader.
A wrap of the important NRL Fantasy news from the first full weekend of NRL trials that could impact your Fantasy selections.
Dylan Walker is the man set to replace Sea Eagles legend Jamie Lyon at right centre, and showed he's up to the task in his side's trial win over the Rabbitohs.