SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 17: Cooper Cronk of the Roosters looks on during the warm up in the NRL trial match between the Penrith Panthers and the Sydney Roosters at Penrith Stadium on February 17, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images)

Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson has named a near full-strength 19-man squad to face the Manly Sea Eagles at Central Coast Stadium.

New recruits Cooper Cronk and James Tedesco will start, with the strong side only missing club captain Boyd Cordner and five-eighth Luke Keary.

Roosters Team

  1. James Tedesco
  2. Daniel Tupou
  3. Latrell Mitchell
  4. Joseph Manu
  5. Blake Ferguson
  6. Mitch Cornish
  7. Cooper Cronk
  8. Siosiua Taukeiaho
  9. Jake Friend ©
  10. Dylan Napa
  11. Ryan Matterson
  12. Mitchell Aubusson
  13. Isaac Liu
  14. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
  15. Zane Tetevano
  16. Victor Radley
  17. Nat Butcher
  18. Reece Robinson
  19. Sean O’Sullivan


  1. Nothing that hasn’t been said recently, but a near full strength starting 13 – not the strongest bench – with so little depth they will be preying for no injuries. I can’t see them in the big dance at the end of year – in fact if they have to use say 25 players through the year it might be a disaster for them…

    • What!!!!! your kidding aren’t you???? When Cordner comes back whats wrong with Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Zane Tetevano, Ryan Matterson and Victor Radley. But when Frank- Paul Nuuausala returns very very soon it will be one of the strongest bench’s in the comp. Throw in Reece Robinson, Nat Butcher, Lachlan Lam, Mitch Cornish, Lindsay Collins, Chris Smith, Brock Gray and Eloni Vunacece then fear is not required at all for depth. For those who don’t follow the lower grades then you may think the Chooks have no depth. But that is because you can’t see whats on the horizon.

  2. i don’t see them making the grand final either. broncos, storm and the cowboys are going to be much better teams.

    • The Cowboys are the only chance out of the lot you recon. You need to go to Spec Savers BroncosSimplyTheBest and get your ONE EYE examined. Seems to me you are leaving out the other Queensland side. Very unusual for a one eyed queenslander to neglect a mention of the Gold Coast. Mate you need to get your thinking straight and come back to reality. Roosters Parra grand final in 2018.

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