When you check through the NRL team lists you'll see how those at the top of the ladder have been spared from injuries/unavailabilities. At my count: Cowboys have no injuries. Brisbane just 1 injured player. Sharks 2, Panthers (2), Raiders (2)... at the other end: Manly has 8 players listed - the highest. Next worst affected is Newcastle with 7. Storm continues to defy and also has 7 players injured, yet they are in 3rd place. Say what you like about Bellemy but his results are extraordinary over many seasons.