The Roosters’ Origin trio of Michael Jennings, Daniel Tupou have been named to face the Raiders pending any injuries stemming from tomorrow’s game. Mitchell Aubusson has been shifted back to the bench.
Dylan Napa, who started last week, has been named on the bench as well with Kane Evans dropping out of the squad.
Roosters team for Round 12: Anthony Minichiello, Daniel Tupou, Michael Jennings, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, James Maloney, Mitchell Pearce, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Jake Friend, Sam Moa, Sonny Bill Williams, Aidan Guerra, Frank-Paul Nu’uasala. Interchange: Isaac Liu, Dylan Napa, Mitchell Aubusson, Remi Casty.
Josh Papalii has been named to back up from Origin with Joel Edwards moving back to the bench and Shannon Boyd pushed back to 18th man.
The Raiders slaughtered the under-manned Cowboys last week but had lost three straight games prior to that including two games when they conceded over 50 points. But prior to that, they beat the Storm by two — so whodafuck knows which team will show up this weekend.
Raiders team for Round 12: Anthony Milford, Reece Robinson, Jarrod Croker, Jack Wighton, Sami Sauiluma, Terry Campese, Josh McCrone, David Shillington, Glen Buttriss, Brett White, Josh Papalii, Jarrad Kennedy, Shaun Fensom. Interchange: (from) Mitch Cornish, Joel Edwards, Paul Vaughan, Dane Tilse, Shannon Boyd.