30 Sep 2013

Manly prop ruled out of grand final

11:18 am on 30 September 2013

Manly prop Richie Fa'aoso has been ruled out of Sunday's NRL grand final after suffering a broken neck in Friday might's preliminary final victory over South Sydney.

Fa'aoso, who has had issues with concussion in recent seasons, fractured a vertebrae during the first half of Manly's 30-20 win.

But his club released a statement saying Fa'aoso faces no long term issues, and he'll be ready by the start of the 2014 season.