As if suffering a come-from-behind loss to the Panthers wasn't bad enough, Manly have now lost forward Tom Symonds, who announced he's leaving the besieged NRL club.
Just hours after Manly's 31-24 loss to the Panthers, Symonds made the announcement via Twitter.
"My time at Manly has come to an end. Been an honour to wear the maroon & white for almost 4yrs. Big thanks to the fans for all the support," Symonds tweeted.
"Been a pleasure playing alongside some champions of the game & form some great friendships that I'll have for life!"
Symonds joined Manly from the Sydney Roosters in the 2013 NRL season and has played 87 NRL games.
Symonds had been linked with a move to the English Super League with Huddersfield and his manager Gavin Orr confirmed earlier in the season he was looking at a mid-season move after being on the outer at Manly.