With the Roosters set for their first Interstate trip of the season tonight at Suncorp Stadium for a Round 4 battle against the Brisbane Broncos, let's run through the big talking points from the week.
Match: Broncos v Roosters
Round 4 -
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
A WHIRLWIND FIRST AWAY TRIP
The Roosters first Interstate trip of the 2020 NRL Telstra Premiership season will happen under the NRL and Project Apollo COVID guidelines.
As opposed to a regular away trip that will see the team away for two to three days, the team will fly to Brisbane today and will return home at the conclusion of the match.
"The flight on the day is brand new for us," Assistant Coach Matt King said at this week's Team Talk.
"Up and back in the one day is very rare, but we'll work out what that looks like this week."
Team Talk with Matt King | Round 4
RADLEY SUCCESSFUL AT JUDICIARY
Victor Radley contested a Grade 1 Dangerous Throw charge at the NRL Judiciary on Tuesday night for an incident that occurred in the 39th minute of our Round 3 match on Rabbitohs player Dane Gagai.
It was a near two hour hearing as Radley pleaded his case, but in the end the panel turned in a Not Guilty verdict which will see him available to line-up at lock tonight.
"We were pretty confident going into it," Head Coach Trent Robinson said when asked about the judiciary result.
"Just about Victor's defence, the defence of the tackle, and how people want people to be tackling in the modern game.
"It was a positive result."
Captain's Run Media | Round 4
TAUKEIAHO REMAINS IN THE FOLD
After being left out of the squad in Round 3 with a minor hamstring complaint, Siosiua Taukeiaho remains in the fold to line-up against the Broncos in Round 4.
The 17 that was named on Tuesday was the same side that took to the field in Round 3, with Taukeiaho being named as 18th man on both occasions.
The final 17 will be named one hour prior to kick off.
COLLINS FORM REWARDED
After a late call to the starting line-up in Round 3, Lindsay Collins impressed given his time barging at the Rabbitohs forward pack.
His form was rewarded in Round 4 after he was named to start his second game in a row.
Robinson and King were both quick to praise his performance heading into Round 4.
He's very quick, he's very powerful and he loves the gameTrent Robinson on Lindsay Collins