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In a series analysing who will line up in each position for all 16 teams in the opening round of the Telstra Premiership in 2020, NRL.com looks at the Manly Sea Eagles.

NRL.com says: The arrival of Knights and Kiwi rake Danny Levi plugs the gap left by the departure of Api Koroisau and absence of Manase Fainu under the no-fault stand-down policy. At least one of the club's reserve halves in Lachlan Croker and Cade Cust is likely to need to train there in case of further injuries. 

Jake Trbojevic has told NRL.com he won't be right for round one after off-season shoulder surgery. Addin Fonua-Blake is racing the clock having also had a shoulder operation, bringing the likes of Morgan Boyle, Toff Sipley and Sean Keppie into calculations for the opening rounds.

Taniela Paseka has had surgery on his left ankle after suffering a syndesmosis injury at the Nines and looks likely to miss at least the first two games.

Jack Gosiewski has stopped running due to a rare infection found in one of the discs operated on in his back. The second-rower is unlikely to play in the first month of the season.

Jamie Soward says: With hooker still a potential problem if anything happens to Levi, the Blacktown Workers team holds the answer. Zach Dockar-Clay had a great 2019 leading the Workers around, has a high workrate, is smart, has a good kicking game and could definitely handle the step up to NRL level.