The Sydney Roosters are set for their first afternoon clash since the competition's resumption when they take on the New Zealand Warriors at their Central Coast home base on Saturday.
Both sides are seeking a return to the winners list in Round 11, with the Warriors just four points outside the top eight and the Roosters one point shy of the top four.
The Tricolours will be fresh and raring to go after a few days off in the midst of a nine day turnaround from Round 10.
While the head-to-head is fairly close to being even between the two sides, the Roosters have outscored the Warriors 74-6 in their past two clashes.
Team Talk with Nathan Cayless | Round 11
Fullback for Warriors is number 1 Roger Tuivasa-SheckFullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
Winger for Warriors is number 2 David Fusitu'aWinger for Roosters is number 2 Matt Ikuvalu
Centre for Warriors is number 3 Adam PompeyCentre for Roosters is number 3 Josh Morris
Centre for Warriors is number 4 Peta HikuCentre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
Winger for Warriors is number 5 Ken MaumaloWinger for Roosters is number 5 Brett Morris
Five-Eighth for Warriors is number 6 Kodi NikorimaFive-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Luke Keary
Halfback for Warriors is number 7 Blake GreenHalfback for Roosters is number 7 Kyle Flanagan
Prop for Warriors is number 8 Jamayne Taunoa-BrownProp for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
Hooker for Warriors is number 9 Karl LawtonHooker for Roosters is number 9 Jake Friend
Prop for Warriors is number 10 Jack HetheringtonProp for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
2nd Row for Warriors is number 11 Eliesa Katoa2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Mitchell Aubusson
2nd Row for Warriors is number 12 Tohu Harris2nd Row for Roosters is number 15 Sitili Tupouniua
Lock for Warriors is number 13 Jazz TevagaLock for Roosters is number 13 Isaac Liu
Interchange for Warriors is number 14 Chanel Harris-TavitaInterchange for Roosters is number 14 Lachlan Lam
Interchange for Warriors is number 15 Adam BlairInterchange for Roosters is number 16 Nat Butcher
Interchange for Warriors is number 16 Isaiah Papali'iInterchange for Roosters is number 17 Lindsay Collins
Interchange for Warriors is number 17 Lachlan BurrInterchange for Roosters is number 18 Poasa Faamausili
- Referee: Chris Sutton
- Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
- Touch Judge: Drew Oultram
- Video Referee: Ben Lowe
- Senior Review Official: Jared Maxwell
Warriors: Adam Pompey comes in at centre for Patrick Herbert, who failed a HIA in round 10. Wayde Egan (hip) and Agnatius Paasi (shoulder) are sidelined. Karl Lawton starts at hooker with Jazz Tevaga at lock and Jack Hetherington moving to prop, with Adam Blair benched while Eliesa Katoa starts in the back row. Chanel Harris-Tavita and Lachlan Burr return on the bench with Agnatius Paasi also making way.
Roosters: Mitch Aubusson starts in the back row for Angus Crichton (knee) with Nat Butcher (ribs) returning on the bench. Isaac Liu starts at lock with Siosiua Taukeiaho shifting to prop and Lindsay Collins to the bench.
MEMORABLE CLASH | ROUND 22, 2014
Memorable Clash | Warriors 2014
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