After a round of upsets there has been a major shake-up of the pecking order in the premiership race, with several title contenders left looking for answers.
Manly centre Dylan Walker has been ruled out for the season with a shoulder injury while the Sea Eagles could also send young gun Tom Trbojevic for surgery.
It took 89 minutes to separate two desperate teams but in the end it was a Josh Reynolds try from a wickedly bouncing kick that ended Manly's season.
A Josh Reynolds try in the second half of golden point extra time has handed the Bulldogs a dramatic four-point win over the Sea Eagles at ANZ Stadium.
The Bulldogs and Sea Eagles have both confirmed their final 17 ahead of their Round 23 NRL Telstra Premiership clash at ANZ Stadium on Thursday night.
The 'Play on!' workshop was focused on players aged 27 and over, and their partners, including those players who have recently transitioned into a new career.
Bulldogs fullback Will Hopoate and Sea Eagles No.1 Tom Trbojevic go head-to-head in Round 23 of the Telstra Premiership.
Bulldogs veteran Brett Morris has proven to be the club's lucky charm since returning from a long-term knee injury six weeks ago.
It's last drinks at the last chance saloon for Manly's finals hopes while the Bulldogs will be looking to cement their place in the all important top four.
The gap between the NRL's best and the rest shrunk significantly this week, with three of the league's top four teams struggling.