Playmaker Mitchell Pearce has been named by Sydney Roosters for Friday night’s NRL semi-final with the Bulldogs.
Pearce has missed the last three weeks with a hamstring complaint but has been named in the starting side for the Roosters’ knockout final.
He faces a fitness test later in the week with Jackson Hastings on standby on the bench.
The Bulldogs have Lloyd Perrett as cover for second-rower Frank Pritchard (grade one dangerous contact) who will have his fate decided at the NRL judiciary on Tuesday night.
Pritchard was cited for kneeing St George Illawarra five-eighth Gareth Widdop in Saturday night’s 11-10 elimination final win.
North Queensland and Cronulla have named unchanged starting sides for their Saturday night semi-final in Townsville.