Michael Jennings, Daniel Tupou and Aidan Guerra have all been selected for Origin duty, meaning Nene Macdonald, Daniel Mortimer and Kane Evans all get another shot at first grade, while Willis Meehan may also make his debut after being named on an extended bench. Mitch Aubusson will shift to Jenko’s centre spot with Nene outside him, while Dylan Napa will start in Guerra’s second row spot.
The Roosters get next week off before facing the Sea Eagles in the Grand Final rematch MkII in round 16.
Roosters team for Round 14: Anthony Minichiello, Nene Macdonald, Mitchell Aubusson, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, James Maloney, Mitchell Pearce, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Jake Friend, Sam Moa, Dylan Napa, Sonny Bill Williams, Frank-Paul Nuuasala. Interchange: (From) Daniel Mortimer, Isaac Liu, Kane Evans, Remi Casty, Willis Meehan.
The Knights are without Beau Scott (Origin) and Kade Snowden (suspension) for this week, with Clint Newton and Joseph Tapine joining the squad. The Knights are also down Darius Boyd (Origin) and Joey Leilua (injury).
Phenom Jake Mamo, who lit up the Origin u20s game not long ago, slots into the fullback role, while James McManus shifts to the centres and Josh Mantellato has been named on his wing.
Knights team for Round 14: Jake Mamo, Josh Mantellato, Dane Gagai, James McManus, Akuila Uate, Jarrod Mullen, Tyrone Roberts, David Fa’alogo, Kurt Gidley, Willie Mason, Chris Houston, Robbie Rochow, Jeremy Smith. Interchange: Adam Clydsdale, Korbin Sims, Joseph Tapine, Clint Newton.