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Roosters name team for WCC clash

SYDNEY, Feb 18 AAP/PA - The Sydney Roosters have named a full-strength side to face Wigan in Saturday's World Club Challenge at Allianz Stadium
Roosters name team for WCC clash
by AAP

SYDNEY, Feb 18 AAP/PA - The Sydney Roosters have named a full-strength side to face Wigan in Saturday's World Club Challenge at Allianz Stadium.

James Maloney returns at five-eighth for the NRL premiers after missing last weekend's Auckland Nines.

Coach Trent Robinson will drop three players off an extended bench.

Wigan named its squad earlier on Wednesday, with England lock Sean O'Loughlin coming back into the team.

He missed the Super League champions' opening game of the season against Huddersfield and also sat out the warm-up match against the New Zealand Warriors in Hamilton last week after picking up a hamstring injury in training.

England winger Josh Charnley is also included after missing the Huddersfield game following a hernia operation

ROOSTERS: Anthony Minichiello (c), Daniel Tupou, Miochael Jennings, Mitchell Aubisson, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, James Maloney, Mitchell Pearce, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Jake Friend, Sam Moa, Boyd Cordner, Sonny Bill Williams, Frank-Paul Nuuausala. Interchange (three to be omitted): Daniel Mortimer, Aiden Guerra, Dylan Napa, Remi Casty, Kane Evans, Taane Milne, Kurt Kara. WIGAN (squad): John Bateman, Matt Bowen, Joe Burgess, Josh Charnley, Tony Clubb, Dom Crosby, Gil Dudson, Liam Farrell, Ben Flower, Anthony Gelling, Darrell Goulding, Blake Green, Jack Hughes, Michael McIlorum, Sean O'Loughlin, Eddy Pettybourne, Dan Sarginson, Matty Smith, Scott Taylor.


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