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The Manly Sea Eagles today named a strong side to play Newcastle at Brookvale Oval on Sunday.
Centre Terry Hill returns after injury,Brent Kite is back after a week's suspension and star forwards Ben Kennedy and Steve Menzies return from State of Origin duty.
Dropped from the side beaten 44-6 by South Sydney are centre Paul Stephenson and replacement forward Jim Curtis.
Ashley Alberts retains a centre spot after a bright debut against Souths.
The Manly side to play the Knights is: Brett Stewart,Scott Donald,Terry Hill,Ashley Alberts,Chris Hicks,Michael Witt,Michael Monaghan (c),Jason King,Chad Randall,Brent Kite,Steve Menzies,Anthony Watmough,Ben Kennedy.Replacements:Phil Moorwood,Sam Harris,Shayne Dunley,Luke Williamson,Mark Bryant (one to be omitted).
The PREMIER League side to play Newcastle at Brookvale Oval on Sunday is:Jared Taylor,Mitch Creary,Steve Matai,Paul Stephenson,Darren Peachey,Jye mullane,Travis Burns,Jim Curtis,Nathan Hollingsworth,Kane Cleal,Nathan Tutt,Glenn Stewart,J.P.Cherry (c).Replacements: Jeff Robson,Karl Johnson,Daniel Watkins,Mailangi Styles,Sean Dalton.
The Manly JERSEY FLEGG side to play Newcastle at Brookvale Oval on Sunday is: Ryan Cribb,Tom Joseph,James Donlan,Sean meaney,Terry Kelly,Harry Berryman,Josh lewis(c),Chris Trembath,Brendan Crabb,Adam Shaw,Vic Mauro,Mitchell Taueli,Josh Brown.Replacements: Grant Jessop,Mark Offerdahl,John Greive,Ina Papera,Joab Hull,Simon Yeo,Suli Koroibulileka.