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Match Preview | Warriors v Roosters

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

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Warriors is number 1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
    Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
  • Winger for Warriors is number 2 David Fusitu'a
    Winger for Roosters is number 2 Matt Ikuvalu
  • Centre for Warriors is number 3 Adam Pompey
    Centre for Roosters is number 3 Josh Morris
  • Centre for Warriors is number 4 Peta Hiku
    Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
  • Winger for Warriors is number 5 Ken Maumalo
    Winger for Roosters is number 5 Brett Morris
  • Five-Eighth for Warriors is number 6 Kodi Nikorima
    Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Luke Keary
  • Halfback for Warriors is number 7 Blake Green
    Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Kyle Flanagan

Forwards

  • Prop for Warriors is number 8 Jamayne Taunoa-Brown
    Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
  • Hooker for Warriors is number 9 Karl Lawton
    Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Jake Friend
  • Prop for Warriors is number 10 Jack Hetherington
    Prop for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
  • 2nd Row for Warriors is number 11 Eliesa Katoa
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Mitchell Aubusson
  • 2nd Row for Warriors is number 12 Tohu Harris
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 15 Sitili Tupouniua
  • Lock for Warriors is number 13 Jazz Tevaga
    Lock for Roosters is number 13 Isaac Liu

Interchange

  • Interchange for Warriors is number 14 Chanel Harris-Tavita
    Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Lachlan Lam
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 15 Adam Blair
    Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Nat Butcher
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 16 Isaiah Papali'i
    Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Lindsay Collins
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 17 Lachlan Burr
    Interchange for Roosters is number 18 Poasa Faamausili

TEAM NEWS

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

LAST TIME WE MET 

Extended Highlights | Roosters v Warriors

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