NRL Head Coach Trent Robinson has finalised his 17-man side ahead of kick off against the Newcastle Knights.

Lindsay Collins will drop off the bench as expected this week, while Kane Evans will also come out of the side in place of the returning Siosiua Taukeiaho. 

Paul Carter will start at hooker for the second time in a Roosters jersey tonight, which will see Captain Jake Friend come from the bench. 

FINAL SQUAD

1. Michael Gordon

2. Daniel Tupou

3. Joseph Manu

4. Blake Ferguson

5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall

6. Luke Keary 

7. Mitchell Pearce 

8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves

18. Paul Carter

10. Isaac Liu

11. Boyd Cordner (c)

12. Mitchell Aubusson

13. Aidan Guerra

INTERCHANGE

9. Jake Friend (c)

15. Zane Tetevano

16. Ryan Matterson

23. Siosiua Taukeiaho