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.
Manly centre Steve Matai has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the club until at least the end of 2017.
Manly winger Jorge Taufua will miss the first two months of the NRL season after suffering a knee injury at training.
Manly utility back Peta Hiku began 2014 not even in Manly's best 17 and finished it a Test incumbent, a Four Nations champion, and a long-term Sea Eagle.