Rooster Name Squad To Take On Wests

The Sydney Roosters team to take on the Wests Tigers this Sunday been announced, and is completely different to that which beat the Cowboys last week.

Origin has interfered heavily with the Roosters progress over the past few weeks - and this week is no different.

Justin Hodges & Chris Flannery are out injured.

Michael Crocker & Shannon Hegarty are representing QLD while Craig Wing, Craig Fitzgibbon and Luke Ricketson and Anthony Minichiello are representing NSW.

Henari VERATAU, Lelea PAEA,Stuart WEBB,Ned CATIC, Tevita METUISELA,Ian HENDERSON and Aaron MERCER are certainly not household names, but have earnt their spot in the Roosters 1st Grade 17.

Having inspirational (and experienced) players such as Brad Fittler and Adrian Morley is a big bonus at this tough time of the year. Hopefully they will lead the way, and the younger players can step up a level.

Fullback Henari VERATAU Left Wing Eric GROTHE Left Center Lelea PAEA Right Center Ryan CROSS Right Wing Todd BYRNE Five-Eigth Brad FITTLER (C) Halfback Brett FINCH Prop Jason CAYLESS Hooker Stuart WEBB Prop Todd PAYTEN Second Row Adrian MORLEY Second Row Ned CATIC Lock Chad ROBINSON Reserve Peter CUSACK Reserve Tevita METUISELA Reserve Ian HENDERSON Reserve Aaron MERCER

Coach-Ricky Stuart