Ricky Stuart has named his side to take on the Broncos this Friday night at Aussie Stadium, and it's without Adrian Morley & Stuart Webb who have each entered early guilty pleas to high tackle charges.
Michael Crocker rejoins the starting lineup at hooker for Stuart Webb who will miss 3 matches after pleading guilty to a careless high tackle.
Steven Crouch moves into the second row for Adrian Morley who will miss this Friday night's game only (with 51 carryover points). It will be Crouch's first First Grade game for the Roosters since moving here from the Parramatta Eels.
The Broncos Brent Tate had this to say in the leadup to the game, "The team really seemed to click in the second half on Sunday and that?s a really positive sign heading into a match against the Roosters,? he said.
?They don?t come any tougher than the Roosters so it is great to be entering the game with a bit of confidence.
?Last week we just started moving the ball better in the backline, which is something we haven?t done for a little while. Our forwards give us a great platform more often than not and now our halves are working and our backline is more settled the results are starting to show.?
The team is; Anthony Minichiello Chris Walker Justin Hodges Ryan Cross Todd Byrne Brad Fittler Brett Finch Peter Cusack Michael Crocker Ned Catic Steve Crouch Chris Flannery Luke Ricketson
Bench Chad Robinson Gavin Lester Lopini Paea Anthony Tupou
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