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Trent Robinson has confirmed his side for tonight's season-opener against the North Queensland Cowboys in Townsville.

The Head Coach has made no changes to the seventeen named on Tuesday afternoon with the three Club debutants - Matt McIlwrick, Blake Ferguson and Siua Taukeiaho - all set to gain their first Tricolours appearance.

The trio have all appeared at NRL level before with McIlwrick and Ferguson both most recently representing the Canberra Raiders while Taukeiaho's appearance came for the New Zealand Warriors.

Tauakeiaho will start from the bench with the backrower expected to play a role in the middle of the field and out on the edge if one of Robinson's international wide-running second rowers in Aidan Guerra and Boyd Cordner throw their hand up for a breather.

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Roosters (1-13): 
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Daniel Tupou, Michael Jennings, Blake Ferguson, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, James Maloney, Mitchell Pearce (c), Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Matt McIlwrick, Sam Moa, Boyd Cordner, Aidan Guerra, Isaac Liu

Bench (14-17): Mitchell Aubusson, Dylan Napa, Kane Evans, Siosiua Taukeiaho


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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.