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Head Coach Trent Robinson faced the cameras earlier today ahead of our final session before tomorrow’s Semi Final against the North Queensland Cowboys at Allianz Stadium and certainly had the media talking following comments surrounding the front-page of a North Queensland paper from today.

Robinson felt the publication had shown "disrespect" to retiring Skipper Anthony Minichiello with their choice of words and imagery ahead of tomorrow night's do-or-die clash.

The Head Coach also opened up on the return of Jake Friend from injury, even to the point of describing the returning rake as one of the toughest players he had ever worked with alongside the likes of Kurt Gidley and Captain Minichiello.

In addition to Friend's return Robinson also speaks on the form of Sonny Bill Williams and Mitchell Pearce, last week's one-point loss to the Penrith Panthers in the final seconds of play, the return of QLD Origin star Aidan Guerra and the luxury of being able work with and to pick from an almost full-strength Squad of this calibre.


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.