You have skipped the navigation, tab for page content

Trent Robinson has this afternoon had the luxury of re-calling the world's best winger to his side for our #RiseForAlex Round clash with the Penrith Panthers, after Kiwi superstar Roger Tuivasa-Sheck was declared fit following a hamstring injury suffered a fortnight ago.

Tuivasa-Sheck was originally not named in Tuesday's Team Announcement but has battled his way back in time and passed all tests put infront of him by the Medical Staff to take his place on the right wing.

Tuivasa-Sheck's return sees young-gun Brendan Elliot return to the Holden Cup side, which played earlier today.


With NSW Blues duo Daniel Tupou and Michael Jennings unavailable for the clash, Tuivasa-Sheck's return provides a much needed boost to Robinson and the squad who are searching for their first win since Round 14.

In other Late Mail news, Aidan Guerra shifts from lock into the centres and Shaun Kenny-Dowall to the wing.

Guerra's move sees Frank-Paul Nuuausala start at lock.

Nene Macdonald will start from the bench after originally being named to start on the wing.

Roosters: Anthony Minichiello (c), Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Mitchell Aubusson, Aidan Guerra, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, James Maloney, Mitchell Pearce (vc), Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (vc), Jake Friend (vc), Sam Moa, Boyd Cordner (vc)*, Sonny Bill Williams, Frank-Paul Nuuausala

Bench: Isaac Liu, Dylan Napa*, Remi Casty, Nene Macdonald

*Boyd Cordner will this weekend wear Jersey No.16 in honour of good mate Alex McKinnon, while Dylan Napa will play in Jersey No.11



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.

Major Partner

Platinum Partners

Premier Partners