The Sydney Roosters are set for their biggest test of the season so far when they face the unbeaten Parramatta Eels at Bankwest Stadium for a Saturday night showdown.
While the Roosters have their work cut out for them in Round 6 they're also facing reasonably unfamiliar territory, with the two sides facing for the first time in over 14 months.
Undoubtedly the game of the week, the Roosters will look to continue their red hot return to the competition while the Parramatta look to take their undefeated streak to six straight wins.
Team Talk with Craig Fitzgibbon | Round 5
Roosters v Eels
Saturday, June 20th
Kick off: 7:35pm
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BROADCAST: Fox League (502 on Foxtel), Kayo Sports, NRL App
Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James TedescoFullback for Eels is number 1 Clinton Gutherson
Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel TupouWinger for Eels is number 2 Maika Sivo
Centre for Roosters is number 3 Josh MorrisCentre for Eels is number 3 Michael Jennings
Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph ManuCentre for Eels is number 4 Waqa Blake
Winger for Roosters is number 5 Brett MorrisWinger for Eels is number 5 Blake Ferguson
Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Luke KearyFive-Eighth for Eels is number 6 Dylan Brown
Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Kyle FlanaganHalfback for Eels is number 7 Mitchell Moses
Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-HargreavesProp for Eels is number 8 Reagan Campbell-Gillard
Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Jake FriendHooker for Eels is number 9 Reed Mahoney
Prop for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua TaukeiahoProp for Eels is number 10 Junior Paulo
2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Boyd Cordner2nd Row for Eels is number 11 Shaun Lane
2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Angus Crichton2nd Row for Eels is number 12 Ryan Matterson
Lock for Roosters is number 13 Victor RadleyLock for Eels is number 13 Nathan Brown
Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Isaac LiuInterchange for Eels is number 14 Ray Stone
Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Nat ButcherInterchange for Eels is number 15 Marata Niukore
Interchange for Roosters is number 18 Sitili TupouniuaInterchange for Eels is number 16 Oregon Kaufusi
Interchange for Roosters is number 19 Mitchell AubussonInterchange for Eels is number 17 Peni Terepo
- Referee: Ben Cummins
- Touch Judge: Dave Munro
- Touch Judge: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
- Video Referee: Ben Galea
- Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy
Roosters: Jared Waerea-Hargreaves is set to suit up after being close to playing the Bulldogs on Monday. Lindsay Collins goes back to the bench and Sam Verrills replaces Mitchell Aubusson on the interchange. The Roosters have won seven of their past nine games against the Eels.
Eels: Prop Kane Evans is unavailable after being suspended for one game for dangerous contact in the win over Penrith. Oregon Kaufusi replaces Evans on the Parramatta bench.
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