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Massive Clash for the young Roosters this weekend when they take on the strongest team since the Youth competition started, the New Zealand Warriors.

Whilst some have argued the current crop of young Kiwis isn't as strong as previous years, simply because they are not on top of the ladder, the visitors have been in serious good form since starting off the season with two losses.

Amazingly the Warriors have only lost once away from home all season, so don't expect the flight across the ditch to be a problem.

Last time these two sides met, the Tricolours, ran out 24-20 winners after a brilliant fighting effort in Auckland.

The Tricolours have been in great form themselves, winning six of their last seven encounters, including some great defensive efforts.

A win for the home side on Sunday, could open up a five point gap over the fourth placed side, something that won't be lost on Head Coach Paul Green.

It will take yet another massive defensive effort on Sunday to get the win over the Kiwi's who will no doubt bring a physical presence that is often too brutal for most NYC teams.

Flying Roosters wingers Jack Goodsell and Brendan Elliot will need to continue their good form, whilst the big boys upfront including the experienced Brandon Tago will have to inject themselves early on.

If you're heading out to Allianz on Sunday make sure you get there early and check this one out as it should be a cracker.
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