Warriors forward Ben Matulino and Manly's Willie Mason have been suspended for three and two weeks respectively for shoulder charges on the weekend.
The Bulldogs dominate the team stats, Manly's backline conundrum, and the Raiders' young group of forwards begin to show what they're capable of.
Manly's unlikely two-try hero Jake Trbojevic has described the "awesome" feeling in the Sea Eagles team as they make a shock charge at the 2015 NRL finals.
Manly continued their run to the Telstra Premiership finals with a comprehensive win over South Sydney. Here are five key points from the clash at Brookvale.
A hat-trick to Peta Hiku and a double to prop Jake Trbojevic has helped keep Manly's finals hopes alive as they got the better of the Rabbitohs on Friday night.
With their off-field distractions behind them the Sea Eagles are back in form and looking to back up last week's big win with a similar effort against Souths.
Friday night's Manly v South Sydney blockbuster features a match-up of two of the best halfbacks in the NRL. Which half has the edge?
Glenn Stewart's former Manly teammates believe the former Sea Eagle will receive a positive reception in his first game at Brookvale Oval with an away side.
Veteran Manly prop Willie Mason would like the NRL to be even more stringent on concussions, while also backing the NRL's ban on shoulder charges.
The resurgent Sea Eagles host the premiership-defending Rabbitohs in what shapes as possibly the game of the year on Friday night.