Back-to-form Manly are in a prickly situation with veteran five-eighth Kieran Foran, who’s on a one-year deal.

Back-to-form Manly are in a prickly situation with veteran five-eighth Kieran Foran.

The 30-year-old pivot has been a key figure in the Sea Eagles’ back-to-back wins but only rejoined the club this season on a one-year deal.

Manly has promised boom utility Josh Schuster, who has been playing in the back row since debuting a few weeks back, the No.6 jumper in 2022 and therein lies the dilemma.

If Schuster gets the five-eighth spot, it will leave Foran out in the cold.

The former Kiwi Test ace is only on a $200,000 deal this year as he attempts to re-establish his career and Manly may agree to keep him if he is happy to stay on the same money.

But Foran is likely to ask for an upgrade following his return to form, leaving the Sea Eagles with plenty to think about.

There is no doubt that Schuster will become the club’s marquee player in coming years and Manly won’t want to upset the talented youngster.

SHARKS’ DODGY DECEPTION IN MORRIS AXING

Among the many lies the Sharks told John Morris when he met the board last Monday was that they hadn’t even spoken to any other prospective coaches.

Morris left the meeting with his tyres pumped up, with the board saying he had given an excellent presentation and was well placed to take up the third year of his contract.

Yet within 24 hours, he was out the door – with Roosters assistant Craig Fitzgibbon handed the reins for 2021.

It’s Cronulla’s right to sack their coach – but the underhanded way they did it was appalling and I’ve heard of several loyal fans handing back their memberships in disgust.

RABBITOHS ICON MAKES PARK COMEBACK

Some 18 months after retiring from footy, Rabbitohs legend John Sutton made a surprise comeback last weekend, back where it all began – in the Rabbitohs’ junior league.

Now a sprightly 36-year-old, the man who played over 300 games for the Bunnies and still runs the bottle for the NRL team played for South Eastern Seagulls in A Grade against La Perouse.

Sutton lasted the full 70 minutes too and is hoping to play more games for the club when his commitments with the Bunnies allow.

Sutton’s six-year-old son also plays for the club, making it a family affair.

FRESH SEX TAPE SCANDAL ABOUT TO EXPLODE

Rugby league is about to be hit by another unsavoury sex scandal.

A woman has engaged a legal firm, who are preparing a civil suit against a player who allegedly filmed a sex act and then distributed it among his mates.

The lady in question insists the incident was filmed without her knowledge or consent and is seeking aggravated damages from the player in court.

The case will hit the media as soon as the paperwork is filed and the publicity is just what the game doesn’t need … yet again.

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