Aidan Guerra has again been selected to take the field for the Maroons, again off the bench.
His selection means he will miss the Roosters’ upcoming clash with the Newcastle Knights, but will be available for the Roosters’ post Origin Grand Final rematch MkII with the Manly Sea Eagles.
The Roosters are also likely to be missing Michael Jennings and Daniel Tupou, meaning the entire left-side attack from their win on Sunday versus the Storm will be missing this Saturday. However, the Knights will likely be without Beau Scott and will definitely be without Darius Boyd — although the way he’s playing of late, that could be addition by subtraction for the Novacastrians.
Guerra acquitted himself very well in Game I, combining with Matt Gillett towards the end of the game to pin the Blues back in their own 30 with some solid combo hits. Off contract next year, the Italian Gumby is making himself hot property as he heads into the prime of his career as an Origin representative.
Jake Friend was not named in the extended squad.
|Darius BOYD||Newcastle Knights|
|Will CHAMBERS||Melbourne Storm|
|Daly CHERRY-EVANS||Manly Sea Eagles|
|Matt GILLETT||Brisbane Broncos|
|Aidan GUERRA||Sydney Roosters|
|Justin HODGES||Brisbane Broncos|
|Ben HUNT||Brisbane Broncos|
|Greg INGLIS||South Sydney Rabbitohs|
|Jacob LILLYMAN||New Zealand Warriors|
|Chris MCQUEEN||South Sydney Rabbitohs|
|Anthony MILFORD||Canberra Raiders|
|Nate MYLES||Gold Coast Titans|
|Josh PAPALII||Canberra Raiders|
|Corey PARKER||Brisbane Broncos|
|Matt SCOTT||North Queensland Cowboys|
|Billy SLATER||Melbourne Storm|
|Cameron SMITH||Melbourne Storm|
|Brent TATE||North Queensland Cowboys|
|Ben TE’O||South Sydney Rabbitohs|
|Sam THAIDAY||Brisbane Broncos|
|Johnathan THURSTON||North Queensland Cowboys|
|Willie TONGA||Parramatta Eels|