Manly are poised to bolster their pack with the signing of St George Illawarra Dragons forward David Gower.
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However, there is still uncertainty on how the Manly Sea Eagles will line up next year. Salary cap pressure means the club may have to offload Brent Kite, but his switch to Wests Tigers is not a done deal.
Parramatta Eels-bound Manly assistant Matt Parish is the favourite to take over from Tim Sheens. Should he be successful, it is understood Kite is unlikely to figure in his plans at the joint-venture club.