NEW Zealand Warriors captain Steve Price has taken a swipe at media commentators writing his team's NRL chances off because of the injury to Wade McKinnon.
FORMER rugby league hardman Mark Geyer has warned NRL players about the dangers of late night binges.
TEST fullback Brett Stewart insists Manly are fitter and stronger than last season and ready for another early NRL onslaught.
COACH Wayne Bennett has named five new faces in Brisbane's 18-man squad for Sunday's NRL season opener against Penrith at Suncorp Stadium.
MANLY'S Test fullback Brett Stewart says he has fully recovered from off-season knee surgery and will play in their NRL opener against Cronulla on Saturday.