Adam Hartigan has been forced into changes to his side for today's clash with the Canberra Raiders at Allianz Stadium in Round 4 of the 2015 Holden Cup competition.
Captain Paul Momirovski has been ruled out with an ankle injury while front-rower Richard Skelton has also dropped out of the side after suffering a knee complaint.
The duo's absence has seen Hartigan forced into a reshuffle of side with hooker Connor Watson moving into the halves alongside Jackson Hastings.
Watson's dummy-half role will be filled by new signing Joey Lussick, the younger brother of NRL star with the Eels Darcy.
Skelton's place in the front row will be filled by Poasa Faamausili, who was originally named on the bench on Tuesday by Hartigan.
In the backrow, Ryan Turner has shifted from the starting side to the bench with his place taken by Piki Rogers who comes into the seventeen.
Following the changes, Hartigan bench now lines up as Nick Newman, Sukamanu Raki, Ryan Turner and Shaquai Mitchell.
Alex Lyons drops out of the side.
Roosters NYC (1-13): Latrell Mitchell, Charlie Taylor, Taane Milne, Joseph Manu, Johnny Tuivasa-Sheck, Connor Watson, Jackson Hastings, Poasa Faamausili, Joey Lussick, Willis Meehan, Vincent Leuluai, Piki Rogers, Nat Butcher
Bench (14-17): Nick Newman, Sukamanu Raki, Ryan Turner, Shaq Mitchell