The Sea Eagles booked their place in the Holden Cup Grand Final with a one point victory, while minor Premiers Penrith smashed the Warriors.
Ipswich Jets hooker Matt Parcell is looking to deliver the club their maiden Intrust Super Cup title before linking up with the Manly Sea Eagles in 2016.
One is studying a double degree, the other wakes at 3am to work for the local council. Together this duo could be the key to Manly's NYC premiership chances.
Manly forward Dunamis Lui has signed a two-year contract with the St George Illawarra Dragons.
Melbourne produce the goods, the Roosters' incredible run, Newcastle's unwanted history and the Bulldogs leave it late. The key numbers that defined Round 26.
Despite narrowly missing out on an 11th consecutive finals appearance, anything less than a top eight finish was always going to be below par for Manly.
Manly back-rower Justin Horo signed off from the club and the NRL in style, pulling off a remarkable play to set up the Sea Eagles' match-winning try.
Sea Eagles held strong with limited possession to come out winners and send out coach Geoff Toovey a winner, while Sharks will look to bounce back in finals.
Manly have upset the finals-bound Sharks 14-12 in a thriller, denying Cronulla a place in the top four on the NRL Telstra Premiership ladder.
A deft Johnathan Thurston pass, an acrobatic Jamie Lyon kick, some Benji Marshall magic, James Tedesco speed and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves strength.