After playing dummy-half in torrid conditions on Sunday afternoon, Blake Leary hopes he'll never be required to slot in at No.9 again.
Manly No.9 Matt Ballin's NRL season could be over after suffering a suspected ACL injury against Parramatta.
Manly's winning run ends, Eels win tough, Sea Eagles' finals equation and Parramatta's reluctant leader. Key points to come from the Eels' Sunday afternoon win.
The Eels have scored their second win over the Sea Eagles in 2015, stunning Manly at Brookvale to hamper the home side's chances of making the finals.
There were times when Manly back-rower Feleti Mateo thought he'd never play 200 games and he's still looking for consistency.
Despite carrying a broken and dislocated finger and a broken nose, Steve Matai will continue to play through discomfort to help Manly to another finals series.
Former Dragons coach Nathan Brown believes it will come down to the final day of the regular season before St George Illawarra can confirm a finals spot.
The Sea Eagles' late-season surge rolls on as they return to their Brookie Oval nest keen to cement a position in the top eight win victory over the Eels.
Sea Eagles fullback Brett Stewart discusses his match-winning effort and the form of his side as they surge towards yet another finals appearance.
Big-game experience and good fortune helped the Sea Eagles to an incredible win over the Raiders, who lost another tight tussle on Sunday afternoon.