The Roosters were on the road at home for our annual clash at Central Coast Stadium and were outplayed by the defending premiers in Round 17.
Some good news to come from the clash is that all 17 men that took to the field got through the 80 minutes without issue and will be available for selection against the South Sydney Rabbitohs on Friday night at Allianz Stadium.
Mitchell Pearce, Blake Ferguson and Dylan Napa will be fit for Origin III on Wednesday night, while Boyd Cordner is also set to take to the field and captain the Blues after resting his injured calf last week.
Siosiua Taukeiaho sat out Rounds 16 and 17 due to a hamstring strain sustained during a training drill at Adelaide Oval.
He will be assessed this morning to determine whether or not he is fit to play on Friday night.
In the absense of four State Of Origin representatives in Round 18, the only unavailable reserve is Jayden Nikorima who is still dealing with a hamstring issue.