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Trent Robinson has named a 19-man Squad for this Sunday's Round 5 clash with the Cronulla Sharks at Allianz Stadium with the Head Coach forced into his first change of Season 2015 following the news yesterday that star centre Blake Ferguson will be out for up to four months with an ankle injury.

Kiwi centre Shaun Kenny-Dowall will shift one place in from the right wing he's called home for the opening month of the year with young-gun Nene Macdonald called into the side onto the wing.

Macdonald has made seven NRL appearances since his debut in Round 11 of last year's competition against the Canterbury Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium, scoring a spectacular high-flying try in the match.

The side is otherwise unchanged with Robinson again opting for an extended bench including Willie Manu and Lagi Setu as 18th and 19th men respectively.

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

Bench (14-19): Mitchell Aubusson, Dylan Napa, Kane Evans, Siosiua Taukeiaho, Willie Manu, Lagi Setu


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