Dunley free to play

Manly's reserve hooker Shayne Dunley has pleaded guilty to a grade one dangerous throw charge, ensuring he's free to play against Newcastle in Friday night's qualifying final at EnergyAustralia Stadium.

Dunley entered an early guilty plea for the 32nd minute tackle against Melbourne's Matt Geyer last Saturday night and received 93 carryover points for the offence - not enough to incur a suspension.

The Sea Eagles interchange player risked a one-week suspension if he fought and lost the charge at the judiciary.