NYC Preview: Roosters v Eels

Today's Holden Cup fixture sees two sides face off keen to make amends for big losses in Round 3, with the young Roosters being beaten 40-22 by the Broncos and their opponents this evening Parramatta suffering a 40-6 loss at the hands of the Tigers last weekend.


Paul Green described his first loss in charge of the young Roosters as "flat" and admitted that the "effort on the day wasn't good enough", however with 22 points to their name at full-time the signs were certainly there that this team has the ability within them.


They host a Parramatta side today who kicked off their season with a crushing defeat of NYC powerhouses the Warriors, but have struggled to find any consistency since and with just 2 points on the ladder will be keen to stay in touch with the leaders after the first month of football.


In-form Roosters playmaker Samisoni Langi will have his hands full today as be faces of with Eels five-eighth Sam Gorman, in a match-up set to entertain as both young men look to guide their sides around the park with their strong running games.


Jack Noble comes into the starting side for the Roosters replacing Jack Siejka who will not play this week due to injury, while Brandon Tago shifts to the bench with Shaquille Blair set to start in the front row alongside fellow big man Jokotama Dokonivalu. While in the backs, Taane Milne will start his first match for the season in the centres.


In the final change, Bradley Deitz is set for his NYC debut after impressing in the Roosters Junior Rep sides over the past few seasons. Deitz is an Australian Schoolboy representative and regarded by many as one of the premier young hookers in the country.



KIDS GO FREE and the first 5,000 through the gate will receive a one-off 1975 Premiership pennant , exclusively for Fans attending the match.