RLW's counting down This is their 10 - 1 countdown they do.. manly is featured quite a bit 10 - Years since MANLY last won a premiership. Their 2006 campaign should get off to a winning start this saturday. 9 - Number on the back of the second most important player at the KNIGHTS. Danny Buderus is a freak and the perfect foil for Joey Johns. 8 - Top Eight that is. The first goal for all 15 clubs as they set out on a seven month journey in search of leagues holy grail. 7 - The number Cooper Cronk will wearat the storm as he looks to fill the giant void left by Matt Orford who is now calling the shots at MANLY. 6 - Number of tries we predict will be in the season opener on friday night. We'll leave it to you to pick the winner. 5 - Number of grand finals Mal Meninga took part in as a player. He'll be hoping some of that success rubs off on his maroons troops come origin. 4 - That's the round when fierce rivals MANLY and the ROOSTERS square off for the first time in 2006 . . . and what a clash it promises to be! 3 - Number of games the warriors have to win before they get into a positive on the points column. They'll be fired up for the STORM. 2 - More sleeps. Until the season kicks off. TIGERS V DRAGONS renewing acquaintances at Telstra. What a way to launch the season. 1 - Number to watch the weekend as an array of flashy fullbacks scorch the turf - Hodgson, Bowen, Stewart, Slater and Minichiello to name a few.