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Talking Points | Round 5

With the Roosters set to conclude Round 5 tonight at Bankwest Stadium for a battle against the Bulldogs, let's run through the big talking points from the week.


On Sunday morning, the Club were alerted to the fact that our Round 5 match would not be able to go ahead on the day. 

The NRL postponed the match from Sunday afternoon to Monday night after learning that one of Bulldogs player Aidan Tolman's children attends a school in the Sutherland Shire where a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19.

Tolman will not line-up tonight, but the Bulldogs squad have been cleared of any issue regarding to the virus. 


After a solid first start in the front row in Round 3, Lindsay Collins once again gets a chance in the starting line-up. 

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves has been ruled out of this week's match with a minor back compliant, which gives Collins a chance to further flex his muscles alongside Siosiua Taukeiaho. 

Collins was voted as the Round 4 Man Of The Match following a dominant display coming off the bench against the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium last week. 

Team Talk with Nathan Cayless | Round 5


After narrowly missing out in Round 4, James Tedesco returns fit and firing in Round 5. 

Tedesco was near man of the match in his return match against the Rabbitohs, and will look to continue where he left off after being cleared this week. 

Brett Morris returns to the wing after filling in at fullback in Round 4. 


The Roosters have had the longest possible turnaround from round to round this week, making today 11 days since the last time they played.

While this is good news from Round 4 to Round 5, it will see a short turnaround heading into Round 6 against the Parramatta Eels. 

Preparations were full this week, while next week the Roosters will lean more on good recovery and a great game plan. 

Captain's Run Media | Round 5

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