Mitchell Aubusson has again been named to start in the back-row alongside Sonny Bill and Boyd Cordner, who has been named despite a sickening head knock in the 34th minute last week.

Luke O’Donnell moves back to an extended bench, as does Michael Oldfield with Daniel Tupou returning. The lanky winger returns after being kept out for precautionary reasons with a mild ankle injury, following his best game as a pro.

Roosters team for Round Six: Anthony Minichiello (C) ,Daniel Tupou, Michael Jennings, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, James Maloney, Mitchell Pearce, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Jake Friend, Sam Moa, Mitchell Aubusson, Sonny Bill Williams, Boyd Cordner. Interchange: (From) Daniel Mortimer, Martin Kennedy, Isaac Liu, Aidan Guerra, Luke O’Donnell, Michael Oldfield.

Greg Eastwood returns to lock following a week’s absence, and Kane Evans wannabe David Klemmer has been named on an extended bench. Ben Barba twisted his ankle against the Bunnies last week but played on and is safe to play on Friday.

Bulldogs team for Round Six: Ben Barba, Mitch Brown, Josh Morris, Tim Lafai, Sam Perrett, Josh Reynolds, Kris Keating, Aiden Tolman, Michael Ennis (c), Martin Taupau, Tony Williams, Josh Jackson, Greg Eastwood. Interchange: (From) Dene Halatau, Dale Finucane, Tim Browne, Frank Pritchard, David Klemmer.


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