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Adam Hartigan has confirmed his side for this evening's Round 3 Holden Cup clash with the Penrith Panthers at Allianz Stadium, with the Head Coach making three changes to his Team named on Tuesday including the return of star Willis Meehan.

Meehan returns in the front-row for his first appearance of Season 2015 after spending the Off-Season sharing his time between rugby league and boxing.

In other changes, halfback Zac Nicholls has withdrawn following a minor ankle injury forcing Hartigan into a reshuffle of his side.

Jackson Hastings will shift from five-eighth to half with Captain Paul Momirovski moving into the halves, while try-scoring machine Joseph Manu will move one in from wing to centre.

Johnny Tuivasa-Sheck returns on the wing after being named on an extended bench in Tuesday's Team Announcement, while in the only other change Shaq Mitchell will play his first match of the new year after being included over Piki Rogers on the bench.

The side is otherwise unchanged.

Roosters NYC (1-13):
 Latrell Mitchell, Charlie Taylor, Taane Milne, Joseph Manu, Johnny Tuivasa-Sheck, Paul Momirovski (c), Jackson Hastings, Richard Skelton, Connor Watson, Willis Meehan, Vincent Leuluai, Ryan Turner, Nat Butcher

Bench (14-17): Nick Newman, Sukamanu Raki, Alex Lyons, Shaq Mitchell


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.