Time to look ahead to Sunday's decider! Rob Crosby has a full look at both teams and what to expect ...
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Clever halfback Michael Monaghan has been given the all clear by his specialist to return to the Sea Eagles side for Sunday's NRL clash with the Bulldogs at Brookvale Oval.
Monaghan has been out of action since badly damaging the ring finger on his left hand in the round 10 clash with the Warriors in Auckland in May.
The former Raiders number seven had spearheaded wins over St.George Illawarra and the Warriors in successive weeks before being injured.
Since Monaghan has ebeen out Manly have used Jye Mullane and Jeff Robson as stand in halfbacks.
The Manly NRL side to play the Bulldogs is: B.Stewart,S.Donald,C.Hicks,A.Torrens,N.Bradley Qalilawa,A.Walker,M.Monaghan,D.Heckenberg,S.Dunley,J.King,A.Watmough,S.Harris,S.Menzies (c).Replacements:K.Leuluai,L.Williamson,N.Tutt,I.Donnelly.
Manly's PREMIER League side is:M.Lennon,D.Peachey,M.Mullane,R.Toshak,M.Cleary,J.P.Cherry (c),C.Halden,N.Paterson,J.Robson,K.Cleal,D.Warry,P.Moorwood,G.Stewart.Replacements:S.Murphy,P.Stephenson,B.Smith,J.Macey,A.Trinder.
The FLEGG side to play the Bulldogs on Sunday at Brookvale is:D.Watkins, W.Gilmore,B.Dempsey,M.Styles,R.Chauvett,M.Farthing,B.Crabb,M.Austin (c),B.Ryan,T.Nicholson,A.Cuthbertson,D.Montgomery,J.Brown. Replacements:K.Meaney,I.Sopoaga,C.Lowe,G.Jessop,S.Dalton.