SKD all set for return home in Round 2

Kiwi centre Shaun Kenny-Dowall has told Roosters.com.au that next weekends match at Eden Park is going to be a special match for him, as he and several other New Zealand-born Roosters return home to face the Warriors.


After an opening round loss to the Bunnies on Thursday night, the man they call SKD admitted theres still plenty to work on before they come against the Matt Elliot coached side on Saturday night.


It was our first hit out together and we played a quality opposition in Souths, who did really well, he said.


There are still a lot of areas we need to improve on, but its good to get the first one out of the way and the best thing is that weve got another game next week where we can turn it all around.


With the first match of the 2013 season breaking NRL Crowd and TV ratings, Kenny-Dowall said the boys had enjoyed the atmosphere at Allianz Stadium as they expect a similar number in the stands next weekend with the Warriors already reporting strong ticket sales.


It was a really good atmosphere and a credit to all at the club who made it happen, the centre said.


It was good to see a heap of Roosters fans out there and hopefully it continues throughout the year, whenever we appear at home.


The Warriors may not have been the same side that contended the Grand Final match in 2011, last season, however admits whenever you come up against the big boys from across the ditch its never an easy match.


Its always tough over there and theyre a really physical side and theyve got Matty Elliot in charge now, so theyll have worked hard in the pre-season and its going to be a tough match.