More pain for Matai Â Â * sport Â Â Â Â Â o Rugby League 22 Jun 10 @ 04:15pm by JASON AVEDISSIAN http://manly-daily.whereilive.com.au/sport/story/more-pain-for-matai/ WHEN Steve Matai slowly lifted himself off the soft Brookvale Oval turf on Saturday night with yet another shoulder injury, few expected he would get through the remainder of the match. Having just finished off a wonderful try off the back of some classy work from replacement prop George Rose, the New Zealander was down for the count after aggravating his left shoulder. Like a busted crab, Matai manfully played on, defying the injury to help his mates to a courageous one-point victory. Scans on Tuesday confirmed Matai has a small tear in his shoulder which could keep him out of FridayÃ¢Â€Â™s clash against the Panthers at CUA Stadium. Somehow, Matai was night named to play, but will face a fitness test on Thursday. ItÃ¢Â€Â™s a testament to a footballer who continually overcomes the pain barrier on a weekly basis. Ã¢Â€ÂœTo play with him is pretty inspirational,Ã¢Â€Â fullback Ben Farrar said on Tuesday. Ã¢Â€ÂœI played against him for a couple of years, and you always knew you were in for a tough game. Stevie is one of those blokes who cops his fair share of knocks and you wonder sometimes about how heÃ¢Â€Â™s going to get up. Ã¢Â€ÂœHeÃ¢Â€Â™s very, very tough and I love playing with him. I think all the boys are the same.Ã¢Â€Â Manly coach Des Hasler was hopeful Matai will take on the Panthers. Ã¢Â€ÂœI think more than likely heÃ¢Â€Â™ll play,Ã¢Â€Â the coach said. Ã¢Â€ÂœHeÃ¢Â€Â™s just hard, a real competitor, very tough.Ã¢Â€Â Farrar said thereÃ¢Â€Â™s more to MataiÃ¢Â€Â™s game than sheer brutality. Ã¢Â€ÂœHeÃ¢Â€Â™s known as a fearless defender and for putting the fear of God into people, but his attack is up there,Ã¢Â€Â the in-form fullback said. Ã¢Â€ÂœHeÃ¢Â€Â™s outstanding with the ball in hand and heÃ¢Â€Â™s pretty skilful.Ã¢Â€Â Youngster Dean Whare will start for injured centre Jamie Lyon who is out for up to four weeks with an ankle complaint.