Shaun Kenny-Dowall hasn’t been named in Sydney Roosters’ side to play in round 20 of the NRL, ahead of his court appearance on Thursday over domestic violence allegations.
Kenny-Dowall sat out the win over the Warriors last Sunday in what the Roosters said was a “welfare decision” made in conjunction with the NRL, after he was charged on Saturday with a number of domestic violence-related offences.
The allegations against the Kiwi international will be heard on Thursday in Waverley Local Court.
Brendan Elliot, who took Kenny-Dowall’s place in the Roosters’ line-up for the win over the Warriors, has been named on the right wing for the Tricolours for Friday’s clash with the Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium.
In other team news, Dane Gagai has been named for Newcastle’s match against South Sydney but will continue to undergo cardiology tests to determine his fitness.
Daly Cherry-Evans has been named for Manly’s trip to Auckland to meet the Warriors on Saturday despite concerns over a shoulder complaint.
Dave Taylor has been dumped by Gold Coast coach Neil Henry for the Titans’ match with Brisbane and Trent Hodkinson and Josh Reynolds have been retained in the Canterbury halves for Sunday’s match with Cronulla, with the returning Moses Mbye (rested) named on the bench.