Kane Evans — who was charged with a Grade One Careless High Tackle — has avoided suspension after the Roosters took the early guilty plea. He has again been named on the bench for the Roosters.
Sonny Bill Williams will return from his shoulder charge suspension next week — just in time to face the Bulldogs. Remi Casty has again not been named for either the Jets or the Roosters as he recovers from a calf injury.
Roosters team for Round Four: Anthony Minichiello, Daniel Tupou, Michael Jennings, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, James Maloney, Mitchell Pearce, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Jake Friend, Sam Moa, Boyd Cordner, Mitchell Aubusson, Frank-Paul Nu’uasala. Interchange: (from) Daniel Mortimer, Aidan Guerra, Dylan Napa, Kane Evans, Siosiua Taukeiaho.
Kieran Foran was a late withdrawal last week with a calf injury but has been named in the number six jersey for the grand final rematch. Jamie Lyon returns to the right side centre spot, with late call-up Tony Santini dropping back to 18th man as insurance for Foran. Meanwhile, Jason King will miss the game after taking the early plea on a grade one shoulder charge. He’s been replaced on the bench by Jesse Sene-Lefao.
Brett Stewart remains sidelined with injury, but Peta Hiku has filled in ably in his absence, as he always does. Jorge Taufua and Tom Symonds also remain on the injured list.
Sea Eagles team for Round Four: Peta Hiku, Cheyse Blair, Jamie Lyon, Steve Matai, David Williams, Kieran Foran, Daly Cherry-Evans, Josh Starling, Matt Ballin, Brenton Lawrence, Anthony Watmough, Justin Horo, Glenn Stewart. Interchange: (from) James Hasson, Dunamis Lui, Jamie Buhrer, Jesse Sene-Lefao, Tony Satini.