Ahead of the Roosters Round 9 clash with the Newcastle Knights at Allianz Stadium this Saturday night, hear some Final Thoughts from the first grade squad.

It's no secret that Mitchell Pearce and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves are huge additions to the side this week, and Kane Evans couldn't be happier to have them back. 

"We've been missing them for too long, so it's going to be massive to have them back this week," he said to the media. 

"They've been struggling, especially to see us struggling.

"For them to be able to have an input this week and be able to play is going to be massive."