In form prop Jason King has taken the early plea on a striking charge and will miss the remaining two matches of the 2004 premiership.
King's predicament has given ex Dragon Ian Donnelly a chance against his former team mates in Sunday's clash at OKI Jubilee Stadium.
In other club news veteran winger John Hopoate will make his comeback to Rugby League in First Divsion after a nine match suspension.
The Manly side to play the Dragons and bid for the club's third successive win is:
Brett Stewart Scott Donald Paul Stephenson Albert Torrens Nick Bradley Qalilawa Andrew Walker Michael Monaghan (c) Daniel Heckenberg, Chad Randall Kylie Leululai Anthony Watmough Luke Williamson Steve Menzies
Ian Donnelly Solomon Haumono Shane Dunley Glenn Stewart Sam Harris (one to be ommitted).