In late news for the NEX, Manly will be without representative centre Jamie Lyon for a further month after he re-aggravated an ankle injury in his return match. The Sea Eagles co-skipper lasted just 19 minutes against the Rabbitohs before limping out of the action. He won’t be back before round 19, meaning he will miss Origin III and pave the way for promising youngster Dean Whare to make his return to the top grade for Friday’s meeting with Penrith at CUA Stadium.

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