Manly were the hardest team hit on the first day of the 2016 Downer NRL Auckland Nines, but there were few serious injuries to report.
Cronulla all but booked their passage into the Auckland Nines quarter finals with a 17-8 win over the Dragons.
Sea Eagles coach Trent Barrett's first Downer NRL Auckland Nines campaign is in a state of emergency, with Manly losing two players for the tournament.
The Bulldogs bounced back from a heavy defeat to the Warriors to keep their Downer NRL Auckland Nines alive by beating the Broncos 15-13.
Matt Parcell has claimed his second match-winning try in as many games in Manly colours, swooping on a grubber to give his side victory over the Warriors.
Wests Tigers have pulled off the upset of the tournament so far, edging the Cowboys 13-12 despite being outscored three tries to two.
Jake Mamo was the star for Newcastle as they clinched a tight 15-14 win over Penrith in the second round of matches at the Downer NRL Auckland Nines.
Goal-kicking proved the difference as the Storm edged Souths 18-12 in a three-tries-apiece affair.
A last-minute try to Parramatta young gun Bevan French following a penalty from the kick-off handed the Roosters a second straight defeat at the Nines.
The Cronulla Sharks finished strongly to edge off the Gold Coast Titans 23-12 at the Downer NRL Auckland Nines.