The Roosters have named the same extended squad that lost to the Eels last week, but with Adian Guerra named to start at lock (as he has for the past two weeks anyway thanks to last minute changes by coach Trent Robinson) and with Frank Paul Nu’uasala on the bench.
Meanwhile, Remi Casty and Tautau Moga have been named for the Newtown Jets for the first time this year.
Roosters team for Round Seven: 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, Sonny Bill Williams, Aidan Guerra. Interchange: (From) Frank-Paul Nu’uasala, Mitchell Aubusson, Kane Evans, Isaac Liu, Dylan Napa, Daniel Mortimer.
The Sharks have made two changes to the team that lost to Manly last week, recalling Jonathan Wright in favour of four-try hero (albeit from two weeks ago) Nathan Stapleton. They’ve also dropped former Rooster Tinirau Arona back to the bench with Chris Heighington to start at lock
Paul Gallen remains out as does Luke Lewis and a shitload of others, while Todd Carney is only slowly working his way back into form and Jeff Robson will play just his third game of the year.
Sharks team for Round Seven: Michael Gordon, Sosaia Feki, Blake Ayshford, Ricky Leutele, Jontahan Wright, Todd Carney, Jeff Robson, Andrew Fifita, Josh Morris, Bryce Gibbs, Tupou Sopoaga, Wade Graham,Chris Heighington. Interchange: Isaac De Gois, Tinirau Arona, Sam Tagataese, Siosaia Vave.