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Queensland star Chris Flannery has been named in the centres for Sunday?s crunch match with Melbourne ? in what will be the popular clubman?s 100th first grade game.
The 25-year-old was due to crack his ton against the Tigers a fortnight ago, but picked up a minor calf tear during State of Origin III.
?It?s a bit sore, but it?s coming along well,? Flannery said today.
?It?s a great honour to play 100 games for the Roosters ? it?s a great club to be at.
?It?s been tough watching on the sidelines, so it will be good to get out there and help them.?
Powerhouse prop Adrian Morley will make his much anticipated return from a three-match suspension, but injured star Jason Cayless has been ruled out of the clash with ankle damage.
Youngster Sam Perrett is the only other player change - and will drop back down to Premier League.
Meanwhile, recent recruit Daniel Dumas - a former Cronulla player - will make his debut appearance for the club off the bench in Premier League.
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