MANLY has released centre David Vaealiki from his 2008 NRL contract to take up a two-year offer to play rugby union in France.
PROP Jason King might be the biggest player in the Manly NRL team, but he easily goes unnoticed. This year, however, he's keen to step into the light.
MANLY did what they had to do in disposing of a pathetic South Sydney side 20-2 in an NRL clash which struggled to keep the Brookvale Oval crowd awake.
IT was the strength behind their run to last year's NRL finals but defence is slowly crippling South Sydney's 2008 campaign.
CRONULLA lock Greg Bird will give his injured hamstring an early morning test in a desperate bid to play against Manly in the NRL match at Brookvale Oval.
TEST fullback Brett Stewart insists Manly are fitter and stronger than last season and ready for another early NRL onslaught.
MANLY'S Test fullback Brett Stewart says he has fully recovered from off-season knee surgery and will play in their NRL opener against Cronulla on Saturday.
MANLY skipper Matt Orford has warned Sea Eagles fans that last year's beaten NRL grand finalists could be a little slow out of the blocks.