Eels coach Brad Arthur insists star recruit Anthony Watmough's mind will be on the job when he comes up against his old club Manly this weekend.
Manly coach Geoff Toovey says his job is not under threat despite speculation to the contrary ahead of the round one opener against Parramatta.
Manly CEO Joe Kelly says frustration at Daly Cherry-Evans' failure to meet a deadline to sign a new deal forced him to pull the offer.
There's uncertainty around their halves beyond 2015 and they've lost three veteran forwards, but chances are Manly will be as competitive as ever this year.
The departures of Glenn Stewart and Anthony Watmough have Josh Starling ready to take more responsibility at Manly.
What we learned from the Roosters' trial win over Manly, including the Sea Eagles' injury troubles and SBW's replacement.
An impressive Sydney Roosters outfit has seen Trent Robinson's men win the inaugural Community Cup after annihilating the Sea Eagles in Gosford.
The Sea Eagles will play their Round 5 Easter Saturday clash against the Raiders in Albury's Lavington Sports Ground.
Manly three-quarter Cheyse Blair will be looking to play himself into a Round 1 spot when he faces his former club the Roosters this weekend.
Larger-than-life Manly recruit Willie Mason says things couldn't have worked out better than a deal with Manly after being let go by Newcastle.