Harris gone, but Manly revamp playing roster By Richard Dean 20th July 2005 In a stunning revelation which saw star City and Manly second rower Sam Harris jump ship over the weekend and join the Wests Tigers, Manly management has taken swift and obedient action. Despite Harris being seen as a major contributor to the success the Sea Eagles have relished this year, the club felt he had greater opportunities playing for another club. "At best he would be in our top 17." Paul Cummings stated quite adamently regarding the 2006 season. Without dwelling on this situation Manly management has acted quickly and directly in order to capture the future of its rising talent. Only recently boom young fullback Brett Stewart's contract has been extended until 2009, and with the news of Harris leaving it is believed that barnstorming young City frontrower Jason King will receieve a healthy upgrade to his current contract, making his new contract worth almost $300, 000 a year over 5 years. "It is great to wrap up our young talent." Manly CEO Pat Wilson remarked. "Frontrowers like Jason come along once every decade, and it was vital that he stayed at Manly as a cornerstone for the clubs future." In other news regarding the Sea Eagles, boom Melbourne halfback Matt Orford is still undecided on his future, and a decision is sure to be made by the end of this week. Despite Manly edging out Melbourne as favourites for his signature, a last ditch offer from Souths worth almost $600, 000 a year may sway his vote. Meanwhile, star young Bulldogs utility forward Nate Myles has accepted a 4 year deal with the Sydney Roosters, further bolstering their playing roster for 2006 and beyond. The Roosters edged out both Manly and the Rabbitohs to snare his signature. "I am bitterly disappointed at missing out on Nate, he is a great prospect." Rabbitohs CEO Shane Richardson stated.