Manly Sean Keppie Brad Parker will face Rabbitohs, Des Hasler says


Sea Eagles coach Des Hasler has revealed duo Sean Keppie and Brad Parker will be “ready to go” despite fears the pair would miss tomorrow night’s preliminary final through injury.

Reports surfaced yesterday that Parker (hand) would miss the do-or-die final against South Sydney, which likely would have opened the door for Moses Suli to return to the side.

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There were also fears Keppie, who had recently been inserted into the starting line-up for Martin Taupau, was under an injury could.

But Hasler, who didn’t specify the nature of the injuries, revealed the duo would take the field tomorrow night.

“All good, ready to go,” Hasler said of the pair.

In other injury news, the Panthers are hoping trio Brian To’o, Viliame Kikau and Tyrone May will be cleared to face the Storm on Saturday.

To’o missed Penrith’s win over the Eels last weekend but has been named on the extended bench, with the club hoping he will overcome an ankle injury in time for the game.

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Kikau has been named in the second row but suffered a lower leg injury against Parramatta.

“He [To’o] is looking good,” said teammate Jarome Luai. “Hopefully, he gets through these next couple of tests throughout the week and he’s sweet to play.”

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