Sunday’s first NRL Round 5 match is between Sydney Roosters and New Zealand Warriors. The opening bounce is set to commence at 12:05 local time with the game to be played at Central Coast Stadium. The away team New Zealand Warriors are the favourites for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Sydney Roosters and New Zealand Warriors.
When: 12:05 | Sunday 03/04/2016
Where: Central Coast Stadium
Tip: New Zealand Warriors at $1.65
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: Konrad Hurrell at $13.00
Roosters: 1 Latrell Mitchell, 2 Daniel Tupou, 3 Brendan Elliot, 4 Blake Ferguson, 5 Shaun Kenny-Dowall, 6 Jayden Nikorima, 7 Jackson Hastings, 8 Sam Moa, 9 Jake Friend, 10 Dylan Napa, 11 Mitchell Aubusson, 12 Aiden Guerra, 13 Sio Siua Taukeiaho. Interchange: 14 Isaac Liu, 15 Kane Evans, 16 Mitchell Frei, 17 Eloni Vunakece, 24 Abraham Papalii
Warriors: 1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2 Tuimoala Lolohea 3 Blake Ayshford 4 Solomone Kata 5 Manu Vatuvei 6 Shaun Johnson 7 Jeff Robson 8 Jacob Lillyman 9 Issac Luke 10 Ben Matulino 11 Simon Mannering 12 Ryan Hoffman (C) 13 Albert Vete Interchange: 14 Jazz Tevaga 15 Sam Lisone 16 Charlie Gubb 17 Konrad Hurrell
Test stars Issac Luke and Manu Vatuvei are late inclusions for the Warriors in Monday’s NRL clash with Newcastle at Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium.
Hooker Luke will make his NRL home debut for the winless Warriors after being cleared of a knee injury.
Winger Vatuvei has overcome the rib injury he suffered in the second-round loss to Brisbane.
The pair, who share more than 400 NRL caps between them, weren’t initially named to face Newcastle but both have been given the all-clear by club medical staff on Monday morning.
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change