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Adam Hartigan has named his side for this Saturday's Holden Cup clash with the Canberra Raiders at Allianz Stadium, with the Head Coach making three changes to the side that last weekend overcame the Canterbury Bulldogs.

Hartigan this week welcomes back Nene Macdonald, who last Friday night made his NRL debut in spectacular style following Daniel Tupou's selection in the NSW Blues side for Game I of the 2014 State of Origin Series.

Macdonald will come back into the side at five-eighth with regular playmaker Jackson Hastings still unavailable due to injury.

In other additions to the side, SG Ball stars Paul Momirovski and Grant Garvey come into the side.

Momirovski, who led the Rooster U18s to the Premiership a fortnight ago, will make his second appearance in the Holden Cup competition for the 2014 season after appearing against the Sea Eagles back in Round 4.

A hard-running, hard-hitting centre by trade, Momirovski has been named on the left wing outside Queensland Maroons U20s centre Brendan Elliot.

Garvey, who made the move East to the Roosters in season 2014 from close-rivals South Sydney Rabbitohs, will make his first appearance of the year at hooker in the absence of Captain Alex Thomas.

Thomas' absence sees Vice-Captain Tyler Cornish takeover as Skipper.

The match kick's off at 1.10pm, in the first of three matches on Allianz Stadium with the inclusion of the NSW Cup (3.15pm) prior to the main game at 5.30pm.

Roosters (1-13): Arthur Currie, Paul Momirovski, Brendan Elliot, Taane Milne, Jack Goodsell, Nene Macdonald, Tyler Cornish, Braden Uele, Grant Garvey, Jokatama Dokonivalu, Vincent Leuluai, Jakiel Mariner, Piki Rogers

Bench (14-17): Harry Vanderhart, Mitch Mamary, Jake Lewis, Alex Lyons


Acknowledgement of Country

Sydney Roosters respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.