Team Announcement | Round 16

Head Coach Trent Robinson has named his 21-man squad ahead of our Round 16 match against the Wests Tigers at Bankwest Stadium. 

Joseph Manu will step into the fullback position in the absence of James Tedesco, while Nat Butcher gets the nod to start in the second row for Captain Boyd Cordner.

Luke Keary will make his long-awaited return to the five-eighth position, while Drew Hutchison will come out of the 17.

Ryan Hall returns to the wing, which will see Matt Ikuvalu shuffle to the interchange bench.

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves makes his first appearance for the Roosters since Round 11 starting in the front row and Sitili Tupouniua is back after missing last week's match.

Siosiua Taukeiaho is out of the line-up this week due to HIA protocol.

Daniel Suluka-Fifita joins the first grade squad on the extended bench after a string of impressive performances in the Jersey Flegg and Canterbury Cup competitions.

ROUND 16 SQUAD
1. Joseph Manu
2. Daniel Tupou
3. Latrell Mitchell
4. Brett Morris
5. Ryan Hall
6. Luke Keary
7. Cooper Cronk ©
8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves ©
9. Victor Radley
10. Zane Tetevano
11. Nat Butcher
12. Mitchell Aubusson
13. Isaac Liu
INTERCHANGE
14. Angus Crichton 
15. Poasa Faamausili
16. Sitili Tupouniua
18. Matt Ikuvalu 
RESERVES
19. Daniel Suluka-Fifita
20. Lachlan Lam
21. Sam Verrills
22. Drew Hutchison