The injury that forced Justin Hodges from the field in the game against the Dragons last week has again forced the right-side Australian Test centre to the sidelines according to News.com.au.
Matt Gillett and David Stagg will now have the unenviable task of marking up against the re-hot left-side attack featuring Michael Jennings, Sonny Bill Williams, James Maloney and Daniel Tupou.
By the end of the game, Gillett will want to roll up in bed, have a barbeque session and wish this game never happened.
however, the promotion of Stagg from the bench to that right-side defence will make it slightly tougher for the Roosters boys to capitalise.
I’m not sure who will replaced Stagg on the bench, as coach Anthony Griffin named a 19-man squad originally.
Here are the updated teams, with Dylan Napa expected to drop off a five-man Roosters bench.