TEAM | Central Coast Showdown
Trent Robinson has named a 22-man Squad for this Saturday's Pre-Season Trial against the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles at Central Coast Stadium, with injured Co-Captain Jake Friend the only notable absentee from the side.
Friend is still undergoing rehab following Off-Season surgery on his injured shoulder and is not expected to return until after Season 2015 has commenced.
Friend's fellow Co-Captain Mitchell Pearce will lead the side alone in his absence.
The first match of the year for most following a Wyong Roos Trial a fortnight ago for a handful of NRL Squad Members, this weekend's game will act as the final selection audition ahead of our Round 1 trip to Townsville in just seventeen days.
With plenty of positions still up for grabs following the departures of Sonny Bill Williams (NZ Rugby Union), Frank-Paul Nuuausala (Canberra Raiders), Remi Casty (Super League) and Anthony Minichiello (retirement), Robinson will no doubt look to trial all possible combinations and options ahead of the new year.
New to the Club in 2015, Blake Ferguson and Matt McIlwrick have been named as part of Robinson's Squad while the returning Marty Kennedy will also feature after the trio turned out for Wyong on February 7.
The match will also act as the first game for our internationals involved in the 2014 Four Nations including Shaun Kenny-Dowall (NZ), Isaac Liu (Samoa) and Boyd Cordner, Daniel Tupou and Michael Jennings (Australia).
Roosters (NRL): Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Daniel Tupou, Michael Jennings, Blake Ferguson, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, James Maloney, Mitchell Pearce (c), Jared Waerea-Hagreaves, Matt McIlwrick, Sam Moa, Boyd Cordner, Aidan Guerra, Isaac Liu
Bench (NRL): Jackson Hastings, Mitch Aubusson, Dylan Napa, Marty Kennedy, Kane Evans, Nene Macdonald, Willie Manu, Siosuia Taukeiaho, Brendan Elliot
Sea Eagles (NRL): Brett Stewart, Peta Hiku, Jamie Lyon, Cheyse Blair, Clinton Gutherson, Kieran Foran, Daly Cherry-Evans, Josh Starling, Matt Ballin, Willie Mason, Tom Symondsl, Feleti Mateo, Dunamis Lui
Bench (NRL): Justin Horo, Jesse Sene-Lefao, James Hasson, Blake Leary, Luke Burgess, Jayden Hodges, Tony Satini, Michael Chee Kam, Jake Trbojevic, David Williams, Brayden Wiliame, Jack Littlejohn
When: Saturday February 21, 2015
Where: Central Coast Stadium, Gosford
GATES OPEN: 1.45pm
NSW Cup: 4.15pm
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