is in the top 17 next round. He was outstanding today in second grade. Played the whole match, scored two tries and was everywhere in defence. He has a rangy build like the great Beaver, and was the best player for Manly today. Having red hair helps make him more noticeable than others. Dane Chisholm also impressed. He scored a sizzling 50-metre try early, and had some nice touches, especially with his kicking game. Manly scored five tries to four and were marginally better than Auckland, but the handling let many of them down. Kane Lawton made some nice scoots, but I was not impressed by big George nor Cam-See. However, it was very hot and probably understandable. I must say that Brookie looked beautiful. Pity only about 300 people were there to bask in its glory. Suncorp Stadium? Pffft!