NRL Team Talk | Round 9

NRL Head Coach Trent Robinson has named the squad that will travel to New Zealand for a clash with the Warriors on Sunday afternoon.

The Roosters were lucky to escape unscathed from a physical battle on Anzac Day, and will play a dangerous Warriors outfit that is backing up from their match in Melbourne on the same day. 

Mitchell Aubusson looks set to line-up in Round 9 after being unavailable due to illness last Tuesday. 

Aidan Guerra will move back to the starting lock position and Siosiua Taukeiaho will go back to the bench.

Dylan Napa made a successful return against the Dragons and will return to the starting prop position this week, shuffling Isaac Liu back to the bench. 

Jayden Nikorima will train with the first grade squad in lead-up to Sunday after a string of impressive performances for the Wyong Roos.

21-MAN SQUAD

1. Michael Gordon

2. Daniel Tupou

3. Shaun Kenny-Dowall

4. Joseph Manu

5. Blake Ferguson

6. Luke Keary 

7. Mitchell Pearce 

8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves

9. Jake Friend (c)

10. Dylan Napa

11. Boyd Cordner (c)

12. Mitchell Aubusson

13. Aidan Guerra

INTERCHANGE

14. Isaac Liu

15. Zane Tetevano

16. Siosiua Taukeiaho 

17. Paul Carter

18. Latrell Mitchell

19. Kane Evans

22. Connor Watson

26. Jayden Nikorima