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Talking Points | Round 7

With the Roosters set for a Friday night battle tonight at Bankwest Stadium, let's run through the big talking points from the week.

BACKLINE SHAKE-UP

James Tedesco and Josh Morris were both ruled out of tonight's clash at yesterday's Squad Update, which will lead to a shake-up in the backline. 

Ryan Hall is set to make his second NRL appearance of the season outside Joseph Manu, while Mitchell Aubusson is set for his first 2020 appearance in the backline inside Daniel Tupou. 

Aubusson has been named in the reserves for the last three rounds, but it hasn't stopped him from edging his way into the 17. 

MORRIS READY FOR ANOTHER CHALLENGE

Brett Morris is enjoying some undeniable impressive form since the resumption of the competition and will get another chance to flex his muscles when he lines up in the fullback position in Round 7. 

Morris played fullback in Round 4 when the Roosters handed the Broncos their worst loss in Club history, and filled in for the last twenty minutes of last week's clash when Tedesco was forced from the field. 

"They're like a fine bottle of red wine," Captain Boyd Cordner said of the Morris brothers in 2020. 

Morris has won two fan voted man of the match nods since the competition resumption. 

Everyone Wants To Win | Cordner

MEMBERS RETURN

We got a glimpse of it in Round 6, and are set again for a small crowd of Ticketed Members tonight. 

Roosters Members got their first taste of NRL action since the resumption last week when we took on the Parramatta Eels, and are set for more tonight at Bankwest Stadium. 

“Just the excitement of being at the game, and the atmosphere. We love getting behind the Roosters," said long serving Club Member Paul Orchard.

Long term Member Wayne Leong was in fine form in his return to live rugby league.
Long term Member Wayne Leong was in fine form in his return to live rugby league.

TOP SEVEN SIGNIFICANCE

With just three points separating the top seven teams in the competition at the moment, winning has never felt more significant. 

The Roosters share 8 competition points with four other teams heading into Round 7, while the Panthers edged ahead to 11 with a win over the Rabbitohs last night. 

Winning and losing is inevitable throughout a season, but with a ladder this tight it's hard not to see the importance of a victory to edge our way further into the top four.

Captain's Run Media | Round 7