JWH: I'm just keen to get out there and play some footy

In-form prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves is keen to just get out there and play some footy on Sunday night and says the squad arent thinking about the prospect of holding a team to zero for the third week in a row, when they meet the Raiders at Canberra Stadium.


If the Roosters can hold David Furners side scoreless theyll be the first team to do it three weeks in a row since 1919, when their ancestors in the Red, White and Blue managed to keep their in-goal safe for three consecutive matches. But, the man they call JWH says it isnt on their mind.


Were not really thinking about that, we just want to play our own game and our own style of footy and go down there and hopefully come back with a win, but its going to be tough as it always is.


They meet a Raiders side struggling to find consistency so far in 2013, but the Kiwi international is confident theyll be ready to play and no doubt be physical as always.


Were looking forward to the match against them. Theyre always pretty tough down there and you know youre going to pull up pretty stiff and sore the next day because theyve got some big boys.


But, Im just keen for Sunday to come around and just get out there and play some footy, as always.


Talking about physicality, the Roosters recruited one of the NRLs biggest exponents of the tough side of the game this season in the form of former NSW and Australian backrower Luke ODonnell, and he returns to the fold this weekend after missing the Tricolours 50-point win over the Eels on Monday night.


Luke adds a heap of experience and obviously has a little bit of mongrel in him, so itll be good to have him back for this one.


Asked about his predictions for the match, Waerea-Hargreaves wasnt too keen to start using the crystal ball but did tell us that this season its all about turning up week-to-week and continually leaving good performances out on the paddock.


We produced the goods last week, so hopefully we can back it up because one of our goals this year is to be consistent and hopefully we can be that this week when we get down to Canberra.


So do we Jared, so do we...



The game kicks off at 6.30pm (local time) at Canberra Stadium and is LIVE on Fox Sports 1 (Ch. 501) - Click here to read the Match Preview