NSW young guns start to fire, fullbacks galore at Brisbane and a try-scoring freak joins an elite club. The key stats from Round 9 of the Telstra Premiership.
Manly captain Jamie Lyon has praised the performances of his side's playmakers following the Sea Eagles 30-10 victory over the Newcastle Knights.
Manly finally hit the ground running, the Knights lose five straight, while Brett Stewart entered the record books, here are five things we learnt.
A Daly Cherry-Evans masterclass and two tries to Brett Stewart has helped Manly to a big win over Newcastle at Brookvale Oval.
Jamie Lyon has been named and Feleti Mateo is a chance to return for the Sea Eagles as they welcome the Knights to Brookvale Oval on Sunday afternoon.
Two desperate sides meet at Brookvale on Sunday, with Manly out to climb off the foot of the ladder and Newcastle keen to end a four-game losing streak.
Manly Sea Eagles five-eighth Kieran Foran has been ruled out for several weeks after suffering a hamstring injury in New Zealand's victory over Australia.
Manly skipper Jamie Lyon says it's great to see cult figure David 'Wolfman' Williams back in the Sea Eagles side after a tough run of late.
Gold Coast's rising star, the Roosters' deceptive losing run and the Green Machine's disciplined effort: the key numbers and stats from Round 8.
Daly Cherry-Evans has ended a tumultuous week in the best possible way, leading Manly to another victory over the Storm.