Manly sparked into backline reshuffle; Panthers wait on three stars: NRL Early Mail

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Manly sparked into backline reshuffle; Panthers wait on three stars: NRL Early Mail
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Star winger Brian To'o is pushing for a return as one of three Panthers players trying to overcome injuries, while a Storm big gun is at 95 per cent in his comeback bid.

Meanwhile, the Sea Eagles are facing a backline reshuffled for their clash with the Storm.

Read on for all the Early Mail ahead of the preliminary finals.

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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 24

Preliminary final 1

South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, 7.50pm at Suncorp Stadium

Rabbitohs team: 1. Blake Taaffe 2. Alex Johnston 3. Dane Gagai 4. Campbell Graham 5. Jaxson Paulo 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Mark Nicholls 9. Damien Cook 10. Tevita Tatola 11. Keaon Koloamatangi 12. Jaydn Su'A 13. Cameron Murray 14. Benji Marshall 15. Jacob Host 16. Thomas Burgess 17. Jai Arrow 18. Taane Milne 19. Patrick Mago 20. Braidon Burns 21. Jed Cartwright

Players cut:

Early Mail: The Rabbitohs are set to be 1-17 after recovering from their win over the Panthers with the week off. "The bodies are a bit fresher after not having to play [last week] and mentally we could switch off and just prepare for this week," captain Adam Reynolds said. Backline stars Latrell Mitchell (suspension) and Josh Mansour (knee) are the only players keeping Souths from being at full strength as they aim for a first grand final appearance since…
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