As the Eels limp towards the finish line of a horror 2016 season, a rejuvenated Sea Eagles are keeping the dream alive on the back of four straight wins.
Once the luckless bloke who's never had an NRL win, Manly centre Brayden Wiliame is now winning games and will extend his stay at the club until 2018.
Sea Eagles utility Dylan Walker's strong showing in his side's win over the Knights has helped end another tumultuous period of his young career.
The Manly Sea Eagles remain in finals contention following their win over the Newcastle Knights at Brookvale Oval in Round 21 of the Telstra Premiership.
The Manly Sea Eagles are now just one win outside of the top eight following their 36-16 win over the luckless Newcastle Knights on Sunday afternoon.
The Manly Sea Eagles and Newcastle Knights have finalised their line-ups for Sunday's Round 21 clash at Brookvale Oval.
Bearded back-rower Nathan Green claims his move to the pack was inevitable, and hopes to remain as an edge forward for the remainder of his career.
An infected right arm needs to be redressed each day but that hasn't stopped Manly winger Jorge Taufua from channeling his long-term edge partner Steve Matai.
Manly are unlikely to welcome back centre Dylan Walker for Sunday's NRL clash against Newcastle at Brookvale Oval.
Off-contract Manly prop Siosaia Vave says he is still hoping to stay at Manly despite reports linking him with a 2017 shift to cross-town rivals Parramatta.