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NYC Head Coach Anthony Barnes has named the side that will face off with the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the Holden Cup on Sunday afternoon.

The side has some familiar faces, with a number of key players from the Roosters first grade pre-season squad named to line-up in Round 1.

Connor Watson has been named at five-eighth, while Nat Butcher has been named at lock and Joseph Manu will slot into the centre position.

The side went undefeated in the pre-season, and will look to carry on that impressive form into the opening round of the competition.


1. Jake Steadman

2. Bernard Lewis

3. Joseph Manu

4. Kiah Cooper

5. Johnny Tuivasa-Sheck

6. Connor Watson

7. Jesse Marschke

8. Poasa Faamausili

9. Grant Garvey

10. Shaq Mitchell

11. Reuben Porter

12. Ryan King

13. Nat Butcher


14. Ben Marschke

15. Jarred Anderson

16. Ben Thomas

17. Luke Chalker

18. Sukamanu Raki

19. Bayley Faull

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.