Hasler sweats on BK's fitness

Manly coach Des Hasler is sweating on the fitness of Test backrower Ben Kennedy after naming the injured Sea Eagles forward in a 21-man squad for Sunday's NRL clash against Cronulla at Toyota Park.

A final decision on Kennedy won't be made until Sunday as the backrower battles to overcome a badly corked leg. Former NSW Origin forward Brent Kite was not considered due to a knee injury sustained in last Sunday's loss at Newcastle.

The squad has also been hit with a bad dose of `flu.