NYC Match Preview: Great test for Green's boys

The young Tricolours are coming off a grinding 34-6 victory over Manly on Monday night, but they now head in to a tough clash against an ever improving Dragons side.


Regular followers of the Holden Cup are stating to stand up and take note of the Dragons who have won three of their last four matches, including an eye opening 18-14 win last weekend against competition heavyweights the Penrith Panthers.


It would be unfair though to not mention the young Roosters impressive recent form.


Currently sitting in second place, the Bondi boys have won five of their last six matches and have been doing so without star five-eighth Samisoni Langi who has been out through injury.


In his absence Braeden Batiste has been doing a great job in the number six jersey while halfback Tyler Cornish has been expertly leading the team around the park.


Perhaps the Roosters biggest strength is that they are a threat all across the park.


The entire back line lead by captain Rhyse Martin have been incredibly impressive, while Jack Goodsell was electric on the wing last Monday night.


Coach Paul Green has stuck with the same ruthless forward pack that got the job done earlier in the week against the Sea Eagles.


Both sides have already gone head to head this season, the traditional Anzac Day fixture playing host to a whitewash with the Tricolours running out massive 54-10 winners but don't be expecting a similar scoreline this time round.