SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 08: Dylan Walker of the Sea Eagles makes a break during the round six NRL match between the Manly Sea Eagles and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Lottoland on April 8, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Manly are on the search for an outside back with Dylan Walker’s future clouded, as reported by NRL Media.

It is understood that the club made the decision to pursue their options at a board meeting on Thursday night in a move that would be aided by salary cap concession.

“What we will do now as a club is to explore the market place and see what’s out there,” Gorman told on Friday.

“Once we do that we’ll assess the merit of the options and make an informed decision from there. My understanding is that it has to be a like-for-like under the NRL’s requirements for salary cap relief so that’s the area we’ll target.”

Dragons coach Paul McGregor revealed that the club are interested in signing a replacement forward for Jack de Belin.

“That’ll be up to Ian to look what’s available once we find out what we can do,” McGregor told

“First of all we’ve got to know the situation and have a good understanding of it, then Ian will go to work.

“We’ve got a position open in our squad, we’ve only got 29 [players] including Jack.”


  1. Montoya is available Dessy

    As for the dragons how about they fix their spine first
    1. Dufty
    6. Widdop
    7. Hunt

    Norman – utility off the bench

    as for a 2nd rower whos out there?

  2. Would be kinda interesting but good for both. Robson has more potential but Martin at current has more ability. Plus both clubs seem to have players blocking the pathways for these younger talents.
    If The Dogs get Robson they should go full rebuild have Meaney at the back Lewis in the halves and Robson at hooker. Look for another halve to cement that young spine. Martin to the Dragons would be good also tho. Replaces there goal kicker for when Widdop leaves, plus JDB may not be back for a while. They are thin on good forwards and Martin is a good young pick up.
    As for Manly and an outside back that’s cheap. Warriors have Taane Milne, Beale and Ayshford sitting in reserve grade.

  3. I’m hearing the TRANSIT LOUNGE soufffves Sydney rabbit’os are trying to off load another import to get under the salary cap after going on a reject buying spree. Perhaps Manly might pick up a dud back that can’t tackle. I noticed Gagai was worse on the wing than last season souffffths dud can’t tackle wingers.🤣😆😂😁😁😂😆🤣🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱💪🐔👍

  4. You might not be too far off the mark. Hayne’s case is heard April 3rd. From what I understand the prosecution case isn’t the strongest and things aren’t likely to progress to trial

  5. Maybe they’d like to buy Dean Whare back? He’s one of the worst & slowest centres playing first grade . Offers zero in attack.
    New Zealand should never chose him either.

  6. You’re right Doganator.
    If Widdop is happy to play at the club this year, he’s still the best 5/8th there.
    If he just wants to go home though?

  7. wait….what?! Manly and Dragons need to find a like-for-like player to match (current/former) aus and nsw reps two games into the season for the next 8-to-possibly-24 weeks?
    …im sure theres plenty of them not on contracts just waiting around…

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