TEAM | U20s Trial v Sea Eagles
Adam Hartigan has named a 23-man Squad for this Saturday's U20s Pre-Season Trial against the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles U20s at Central Coast Stadium.
The Junior Chooks welcome Vincent Leuluai and Paul Momirovski back to the fold after spending Pre-Season 2015 with the NRL Squad and featuring for the Wyong Roos a fortnight ago against the Sea Eagles in a NSW Cup Trial.
New Zealand U20s speedster Joseph Manu will also again feature after an impressive start to the season in the first NYC Trial of the year against Penrith at Morry Breen Field a fortnight ago.
A match Hartigan told Roosters News was a positive despite the loss.
"We very patchy in our first Trial a fortnight ago with a big Squad not allowing for us to get our combinations how we wanted."
"We had a lot of drop ball too which saw our defence tested, which was a positive in seeing who aimed up so early on in the year."
The additions of Leuluai and Momirovski, combined with Manu, present a much more exciting prospect for Hartigan in adding much needed experience and depth to the group.
"Vincent Leuluai and Paul Momirovski coming back in is a huge bonus for us and will only strengthen the Squad," Hartigan said.
"I'm exciting too to see Richard Skelton play and also Zac Nicholls and Charlie Taylor, who come up against their old Club in Manly."
The match will also act as the final selection audition for the next generation of Roosters stars looking to nail down their jersey and impress Hartigan before the Round 1 trip to Townsville to take on the North Queesnalnd Cowboys.
"It's exciting for me in that our youthful group gets another chance to be in a game situation ahead of the new year," Hartigan said.
Taane Milne, Willis Meehan and Jackson Hastings were not considered for selection.
Roosters (U20s): Joseph Manu, Charlie Taylor, Paul Momirovski, Jackson Okunbor, Johnny Tuivasa-Sheck, Connor Watson, Zac Nicholls, Richard Skelton, Grant Garvey, Billy Tsikrikas, Vincent Leuluai, Isaac Crichton, Piki Rogers
Bench (U20s): Bradley Mullins, Jack Hetherington, Samet Erten, Ryan Turner, Sukamanu Raki, Darryn Shonig, Shaq Mitchell, Nick Newman, Misieli Vaikeli, Poasa Faamausili
Sea Eagles (U20s): Tom Trbojevic, Lucas Price, Luke Garner, Jesse Ramien, Mitch Thomas, Riley Travis, Will Pearsall, Addison Demetriou, Judd Hanlon, Jesse Offen-Maxwell, Rhys Armstrong, James Parker, Jyi Seymour
Bench (U20s): Dallas Koen, Harlan Collins, Jordan Sims, Mitch Casson
When: Saturday February 21, 2015
Where: Central Coast Stadium, Gosford
GATES OPEN: 1.45pm
NSW Cup: 4.15pm
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