Moses Suli was in danger of getting pulled out of his debut match for Manly this weekend, but the Sea Eagles have confirmed a contract upgrade for the 19-year-old.
Manly had received a clearance from the NRL to play Suli despite him being outside its top 30 squad, although his management had an agreement with the club that he would be upgraded to a better salary once becoming a top 30 player before he made his debut.
After a number of phone calls back and forth on Tuesday, Manly and Suli's management came to an agreement on Wednesday afternoon, which will see Suli take one of the remaining two places on Manly's top 30 squad.
Suli will make his debut on Sunday but it won't be alongside Jackson Hastings, who is set to miss out on the final 17 despite being named in the 21.
Hastings was recently banished from the first grade side by coach Trent Barrett who said he would not be considered for future selection in 2018, although the club's injury crisis meant he had to be named in the 21-man squad on Tuesday purely to make up the numbers.