Late Mail: Robbo names debutant-duo
Head Coach Trent Robinson has confirmed his side for tonight's clash with the Canterbury Bulldogs, including two debutants in a new-look side following Rep Duty and Injury resulting in a host of changes for the Round 11 clash at ANZ Stadium.
In a handful of changes to the side named in Tuesday's sportsbet.com.au Team Announcement, Robinson has also named Under 20s speedster Nene Macdonald on the wing for his debut.
Macdonald has previously represented PNG, at last year's Rugby League World Cup, and was also a member of this year's QLD Maroons Under 20s State of Origin side.
Macdonald's inclusion sees Shaun Kenny-Dowall shift back to his preferred role at centre from the wing, where the Kiwi International was named to start on Tuesday.
In other changes, Daniel Mortimer has dropped off the bench and his place taken by Samisoni Langi who was named to start at centre on Tuesday.
Heath L'Estrange is 18th man.
Roosters: Anthony Minichiello, Nene Macdonald (18), Mitchell Aubusson, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, James Maloney, Mitchell Pearce, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Jake Friend, Sam Moa, Dylan Napa, Sonny Bill Williams, Frank-Paul Nuuausala
Bench: Samisoni Langi, Isaac Liu, Kane Evans, Remi Casty