Roosters fans starting Nines line-up
We asked Roosters fans to choose their ideal starting Nines side from the current active squad, and they picked a good looking side.
Chosen by you, let's have a look at the choices and break it down:
FULLBACK | LATRELL MITCHELL
Latrell Mitchell shined in the Holden Cup last season, making plenty of highlight reels for his lightning speed and deceptive strength.
He is a potential star of the future, and the fans can't wait to see him in action.
With a smart passing game and known for his damaging runs, Latrell would shine in the Nines format.
BACKS | JOE BURGESS
New to the Roosters squad in 2016, Joe Burgess joins the side from the Wigan Warriors in the Super League.
He was an established star player in the UK, being the leading try scorer for Wigan and was a part of Steve McNamara's victorious England side that defeated the Kiwis in the recent UK Tour.
Set to play his first year of NRL football this season, Roosters fans are looking forward to seeing if Burgess can bring his devastating try-scoring ability to the Roosters Nines side ahead of the Telstra Premiership kick-off in March.
Blake Ferguson was too hard to overlook for Roosters fans in the Nines.
His versatility, speed and strength are a massive asset to the first grade squad, and would be devastating in the Nines format.
HALVES | JACKSON HASTINGS
With a bit of Nines experience in last year's tournament, Jackson Hastings is a big favourite to play again this year.
Boasting a clever kicking game and exceptional vision, the young playmaker would make for exciting viewing, especially having played in the competition before.
Experience speaks loud, and there is none with more Nines experience than the skipper.
Pearce has played in the previous two Nines tournaments and was one of the Roosters best.
The extra space in the nine-man game has proven to make Eden Park a running track for Mitchell Pearce.
The deceptive speed and class playmaking ability of the Captain makes him a solid fan favourite.
HOOKER | JAKE FRIEND
Captain Jake Friend was the dummy-half fan favourite, and who can blame the fans for voting for their skipper.
Not just dangerous with the ball in hand, Friend is a first class defender and would be a handy addition to the squad.
FORWARDS | KANE EVANS
Big men with strength and speed to match are hard to come by, but after seeing some of Kane Evans breaks from last season, it's hard to argue that the big man would be an excellent addition to the Nines side.
He played in last year's tournament, and will only be improved in 2016.
Other than his strength and size, he also boasts a deadly offload that is a real weapon in the nine-man format.
A fan favourite at the Roosters is versatile utility Mitchell Aubusson.
Though his preferred position is backrow, there is nowhere Aubusson can't play.
Skipper Mitchell Pearce said himself that mobile forwards thrive in the Nines, and nobody fits that description better than Aubusson.
SIO SIUA TAUKEIAHO
After a massive season for the Roosters in 2015, Sio Siua Taukeiaho has proven himself as one of the key contributors in the forward pack.
Having also played Nines last season, Taukeiaho's damaging running and determined tackle breaking is something to behold, and would be hugely successful at Eden Park in the coming weeks.
STARTING NINE AS VOTED BY THE FANS
1. Latrell Mitchell
2. Joe Burgess
3. Blake Ferguson
4. Jackson Hastings
5. Mitchell Pearce
6. Jake Friend
7. Kane Evans
8. Mitchell Aubusson
9. Sio Siua Taukeiaho
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