Manly and Brisbane will both be desperate to wash away the sour taste of round four for vastly different reasons.
While the Sea Eagles were unlucky not to beat table-topping Parramatta, with the NRL conceding they shouldn't have been denied a game-winning try for a forward pass, the Broncos were shellacked 59-0 by the Roosters.
The heaviest defeat in the club's history has led to coach Anthony Seibold flagging selection changes and prop Matt Lodge admitting "some people aren’t as good as what we think".
Sea Eagles: With Jorge Taufua and Curtis Sironen ruled out with injury, Tevita Funa starts on the wing and Corey Waddell is in the second row, with Taniela Paseka starting at prop, Addin Fonua-Blake moving back to the bench and Sean Keppie and Jack Gosiewski joining the interchange. Brendan Elliot and Morgan Boyle dropped out of the playing squad on game day. Manly have a fondness for Gosford – they have won eight of their past nine games at Central Coast Stadium.
Broncos: Corey Oates moves to the back row with Xavier Coates on the wing, Kotoni Staggs returns in place of Jesse Arthars, Matt Lodge and Joe Ofahengaue join the starting pack, Ben Te'o is added to the bench and Jamil Hopoate and Ethan Bullemor are shifted to the reserves. Bullemor and utility back Richie Kennar were omitted from the squad 24 hours before kick-off, and Jamil Hopoate and Tom Dearden dropped out of the 19-man squad on game day. The Broncos have won four of their past five games against the Sea Eagles.
The battle of the forward packs is an enticing one. Judging by Lodge's bluntly honest media conference on Sunday, the Brisbane big men know they must make a statement. It's quite a test against Manly, who boast Addin Fonua-Blake, Martin Taupau and Jake Trbojevic in their engine room.