GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 06: Akuila Uate of the Knights runs with the ball during the round one NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Newcastle Knights at Cbus Super Stadium on March 6, 2016 on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

Unwanted winger Akuila Uate could be set to leave the Knights for arch rivals Manly.

The Newcastle Herald understands that Uate has knocked back an offer from English Super League club Warrington, and Manly now loom as a possible option.

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 06: Akuila Uate of the Knights runs with the ball during the round one NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Newcastle Knights at Cbus Super Stadium on March 6, 2016 on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA – MARCH 06: Akuila Uate of the Knights runs with the ball during the round one NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Newcastle Knights at Cbus Super Stadium on March 6, 2016 on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

The retirement of captain Jamie Lyon and expected departure of experienced duo Brett Stewart and Steve Matai are set to leave large holes in the Sea Eagles backline and room in the salary cap.

Uate has a year to run on his contract at the Knights worth $485,000, but has fallen out of favour with coach Nathan Brown and hasn’t played in the NRL since round 12, more than 12 weeks ago.

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