Roosters vs Warriors, updates, live stream, scores, stats, return of Joseph Manu, James Tedesco, Shaun Johnson
The Sydney Roosters lead the Warriors 8-0 at Allianz Stadium.
Jaxson Paulo scored the first try of the afternoon after a brilliant assist from James Tedesco, before a Sam Walker penalty put them ahead.
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Adam Pompey ran Joseph Suaalii off the ball in a kick chase, allowing Sam Walker to score a penalty and extend the Roosters’ lead.
James Tedesco set up Jaxson Paulo for the first try of the game to put the Roosters 6-0 up early.
The Roosters welcome star center Joseph Manu in good time before the duel with the Warriors in the Allianz Stadium.
Manu’s return is a small relief for coach Trent Robinson, who is struggling with a mounting injury tally. The likes of Victor Radley, Matt Lodge and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves are not available.
Radley was originally named at 17 despite failing an HIA last week. He failed concussion protocols on Friday and was therefore ruled out with Naufahu Whyte replacing him at lock and Ben Thomas coming on the bench.
Manu slides back into the middle, putting Drew Hutchison on the bench and Corey Allan on reserve.
The Roosters are looking to bounce back from a shocking 28-18 loss to NRL newcomers the Dolphins last week.
It’s a stark contrast to the Warriors, who defeated the Knights 20-12 in Round 1 and will field an unchanged roster.
roosters: 1 James Tedesco 2 Daniel Tupou 3 Joseph Suaalii 4 Joseph Manu 5 Jaxson Paulo 6 Luke Keary 7 Sam Walker 8 Lindsay Collins 9 Brandon Smith 10 Fletcher Baker 11 Egan Butcher 12 Nat Butcher 16 Naufahu Whyte 14 Jake Turpin 15 Drew Hutchison 17 Terrell May 19 Ben Thomas 18 Corey Allan
Warrior: 1 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2 Edward Kosi 3 Brayden Wiliame 4 Adam Pompey 5 Marcelo Montoya 6 Te Maire Martin 7 Shaun Johnson 8 Addin Fonua-Blake 9 Wayde Egan 10 Mitchell Barnett 11 Jackson Ford 12 Marata Niukore 13 Tohu Harris 14 Dylan Walker 15 Bunty Afoa 16 Josh Curran 17 Tom Ale 23 Bayley Sirons
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