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Injured stars unlikely to play for Manly

Manly are unlikely to risk injured trio Jamie Lyon, Shane Rodney and Brett Stewart in next weekend’s NRL trial match against the Warriors in New Zealand. The club will find out the seriousness of Jamie Lyon’s strained ankle ligaments on Wednesday, but they are prepared to give him as much rest as possible before their season-opener against Melbourne on March 12. Coach Des Hasler said Lyon, who injured the troublesome ankle in the first half of Saturday’s NRL All Stars clash on the Gold Coast, was not in doubt for round one. In better news for the club, cult hero George Rose will not miss any football despite suffering a broken nose in the All Stars game. Continue reading

Winged Sea Eagles lose Rodney for the season

Manly have lost workaholic back-rower Shane Rodney for the remainder of the NRL season. Rodney injured his knee in the opening minutes of Saturday night’s victory over the Warriors and the club confirmed on Tuesday he had injured his anterior cruciate ligament. “Shane is gone for the season,” coach Des Hasler said. “That is a real shame, he’s been one of our strongest and best performers this year.” The Sea Eagles have further injury concerns with backs Ben Farrar and Will Hopoate and star forward Anthony Watmough all facing fitness tests later in the week. “It’s just been one of those years, we’ve had injuries but we might get a few back,” Hasler said. “We’ll look at Ben Farrar and Will Hopoate and the week after we might get a few more back.” The Sea Eagles will face a determined Sydney outfit on Sunday after the Roosters dropped their third game in a row to the Gold Coast on Monday night.