Team Talk | Round 7

Head Coach Trent Robinson has made some changes to this week's squad ahead of Thursday night's clash with the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium.

The long awaited return of Frank-Paul "The Wrecking Ball" Nuuausala looks set to be this week after being named on the bench. 

It will mark the first time Nuuausala has played in a Roosters jersey since 2014.

There's a bit of a shake-up in the starting line-up in Round 7, with Joseph Manu shuffling to the wing outside Latrell Mitchell, Mitchell Aubusson into the centre position, Zane Tetevano to start at prop and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves shuffling back to the bench.

Nat Butcher has been named on the bench again this week after a strong showing last Thursday night.

Siosiua Taukeiaho has been named in the reserves despite injury concerns in Round 6 and will be given every chance to prove his fitness ahead of kick off.

Reece Robinson comes out of the starting line-up and onto the extended bench.

ROUND 7 SQUAD
1. James Tedesco 
2. Joseph Manu
3. Latrell Mitchell  
4. Mitchell Aubusson
5. Blake Ferguson
6. Luke Keary 
7. Cooper Cronk
8. Zane Tetevano
9. Jake Friend (c) 
10. Dylan Napa 
11. Boyd Cordner (c)
12. Ryan Matterson 
13. Isaac Liu
INTERCHANGE
14. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
15. Frank-Paul Nuuausala 
16. Nat Butcher
17. Victor Radley
RESERVES
18. Sitili Tupouniua
19. Siosiua Taukeiaho
20. Kurt Baptiste 
21. Reece Robinson