BRISBANE - One was named and the other left out but NRL stars Brett Stewart and Todd Carney both face a race against time to overcome hamstring injuries ahead of tomorrow night's NRL sudden death final at Allianz Stadium.
Cronulla playmaker Carney will be monitored during the week despite not being included in the Sharks' line-up for the showdown with Manly's "50-50" prospect Stewart.
However, a Sharks official admitted they were not holding their breath on the NSW Origin pivot receiving the greenlight in what would be a huge blow to their title hopes.
"Sharks medical staff will continue to work on the injury (but) he is not expected to be fit in time for the match on Friday night," the official said.
Utility Luke Lewis has been named as Sharks five-eighth.
Manly pivot Kieran Foran expected Carney to play but could not say the same about teammate Stewart, despite the livewire being named as the Sea Eagles' starting fullback.
"He's been getting treatment on it and he's improving day by day so we'll just have to wait and see," Foran said.
On standby for Stewart is Sea Eagles rookie of the year Peta Hiku.
Manly coach Geoff Toovey also named Richie Fa'aoso on a seven man bench just days after the prop was taken from the field after a heavy head knock against the Roosters.
Meanwhile, Melbourne have confirmed Sisa Waqa will run out in Saturday night's home finals clash with Newcastle - but not before expressing disappointment over the TV coverage of his horror aerial collision against South Sydney.