Overnight Wrap


Brisbane have lost two more players to injury with David Stagg and Ian Lacey both out of Sunday's anniversary clash with Manly at Suncorp Stadium.

Stagg faces two weeks on the sidelines after suffering ankle ligament damage in yesterday's 30-16 win over Cronulla. Lacey's time on the sidelines will depend on the extent of knee damage he suffered in the same game, with the early diagnosis being somewhere between two and six weeks.

The good news for Brisbane however is the expected returns of Test centre Justin Hodges and utility Michael Ennis next week.

Elsewhere, the NRL will today investigate allegations that coins were thrown at Manly players and trainers during yesterday's drama-charged clash with the Eels at Parramatta Stadium.

Manly lock Luke Williamson and trainer Greg Alexander claim they were both struck by coins thrown from the western grandstand. Williamson was hit in the arm as he made his way from the field after the game.

Parramatta officials last night claimed they knew nothing of the alleged incident while the NRL says it will talk to the club and ground officials later today. The game marked the return of former Parramatta centre Jamie Lyon to the ground he called home before walking out on the Eels in 2004.

Elsewhere, several stars will be nervously awaiting the findings of the match review committee later today.

Bulldogs skipper Andrew Ryan, South Sydney backrower David Fa'alogo and Melbourne prop Brett White are in most danger of missing next weekend's round after all three were put on report.

Ryan collected St George Illawarra co-captain Jason Ryles around the head with a swinging arm while White also went high in hitting Sydney Roosters halfback Craig Wing on Friday night.

Fa'alogo was involved in a nasty incident in which he appeared to hit Gold Coast prop Ian Donnelly in the head with an elbow in his side's 20-14 win at Telstra Stadium on Saturday night.