There exist two types of stationary instability of the flow over a rotating disc corresponding to the upper, inviscid mode and the lower-branch mode, which has a triple-deck structure, of the neutral stability curve. The linear problem has been investigated by P. Hall (Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A 406, 93-106 (1986)) and the asymptotic structure of the wavenumber and orientation of these modes has been obtained. Here, a nonlinear investigation of high Reynolds number, stationary instabilities in the three-dimensional boundary layer on a rotating disc is given for the lower branch mode. By considering nonlinear effects and following the framework set up by Hall, asymptotic solutions are obtained that enable the finite amplitude growth of a disturbance close to the neutral location to be described.