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Roosters team to play Sharkies

AMOS Roberts, Ryan Cross, Iosia Soliola, Craig Wing, Vince Mellars, Braith Anasta, Josh Lewis, Adrian Morley, Brett Finch, David Shillington, Shane Shackleton, Craig Fitzgibbon, Chris Flannery

Sydney Roosters Statement

THE Sydney Roosters Chairman, Mr Nick Politis and two legends of the Bondi Junction club Luke Ricketson and Brad Fittler have issued a joint statement to Roosters fans and critics alike.

Fitzgibbon hopeful of Roosters offer

SYDNEY Roosters captain Craig Fitzgibbon says he is hopeful he will receive an offer that will allow him to stay at the club beyond 2006.

Minichiello to have back surgery

SYDNEY Roosters fullback Anthony Minichiello will undergo surgery on his injured back today which is likely to rule him out of the the entire State of Origin series.

Roosters won't take Finch comments any further

SYDNEY Roosters chief executive Brian Canavan says the NRL club won't be taking any action over halfback Brett Finch's comments that Roosters critics and fans could "kiss our arse" after their win over North Queensland.

Roosters ravaged by injury

THE Sydney Roosters have been ravaged by injury for Friday night's match against Brisbane with forwards Craig Fitzgibbon and Adrian Morley both ruled out.

Roosters name team to play Souths

RICKY Stuart has named his team to play the Bunnies with the surprise selection of Jamie Soward at halfback alongside new five eighth Braith Anasta. Brett Finch finds himself at hooker and Craig Wing has been shunted to a five man bench.The full team is:1 Anthony Minichiello 2 Amos Roberts 3 Ryan Cross 4 Iosia Soliola 5 Sam Perrett 6 Braith Anasta 7 Jamie Soward 8 Craig Fitzgibbon (c) 9 Brett Finch 10 Adrian Morley 11 Anthony Tupou 12 Chris Flannery 13 Ashley Harrison Interchange: 14 Craig Wing 15 Shane Shackleton 16 Lopini Paea 17 David Shillington 18 Steve Meredith(one to be omitted)

Fitzgibbon to captain for first time

AUSTRALIAN rep Craig Fitzgibbon will officially captain Sydney Roosters for the first time in Sunday's trial match against St George Illawarra at WIN Stadium.Coach Ricky Stuart has named an imposing line up for the final trial match, with injured fullback Anthony Minichiello the only first grade regular missing from the 19-man squad. Star recruits Braith Anasta and Ashley Harrison will again line up for the tri colours after last weekend's thrashing of Manly.Roosters: Amos Roberts, SAM Perrett, Ryan Cross, Iosia Soliola, Joel Monaghan, Braith Anasta, Brett Finch, Adrian Morley, Craig Wing, Craig Fitzgibbon (C), Anthony Tupou, Chris Flannery, Ashley Harrison. Interchange: Michael Lett, Jamie Soward, David Shillington, Lopini Paea, Shane Shackleton, Steve Meredith.

Fitzgibbon new Roosters captain

THE Sydney Roosters have named Test backrower Craig Fitzgibbon as their new captain and South Sydney recruit Ashley Harrison as his deputy.Fitzgibbon was handed the reins following skipper Luke Ricketson's retirement at the end of the 2005 season. But the big surprise was the elevation into the new role of vice-captain of backrower Harrison, one of the Roosters' prize signings for the 2006 season along with NSW Origin pivot Braith Anasta.The honour capped a dream year for ex-South Sydney skipper Harrison who earned his Queensland Origin debut in 2005.

Flannery re-signs with Roosters

QUEENSLAND State of Origin lock Chris Flannery has re-signed with the Sydney Roosters for a further three seasons.

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