Meanwhile, injured Manly forward George Rose may have put his future with the Sea Eagles in jeopardy after criticising the club's decision to re-sign a host of players. Rose, sidelined with a fractured right ankle, has been offered a base contract by the club for next season even though he may not play. Should he manage five games, he would automatically be given a second year in 2009, with a base pay of $75,000. However, Rose hit out at Manly following the club's decision to sign Newcastle prop Josh Perry and Sydney Roosters hooker Heath L'Estrange for next season. The club this week also announced the retention of Steve Matai, Jason King and Adam Cuthbertson. Rose was upset he had only been offered a base deal but Manly chief executive Grant Mayer said the club was "bitterly disappointed" with Rose's comments. "If that's the attitude he's bringing to the table it's going to be very difficult moving forward," Mayer said. "For them to come out and slag us publicly is exceptionally naive and very poor."