Sydney Roosters Women (@1.4) vs NZ Warriors Women (@2.87)

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Sydney Roosters Women will win

Sydney Roosters Women – NZ Warriors Women Match Prediction | 15-09-2019 01:05

Jillaroo and Kiwi Ferns players will be allocated 10 points, 8 points for State of Origin players, 4 points for playing in the Prime Ministers XIII, and 3 points for playing in the National Championships. Each of the four teams will be allowed to sign 22 players, all of which will be allocated points based on their highest achievement. This new rules allows for a more even competition, and encourages the signings of up and coming players. These points only apply if players were selected for that representative team in 2018 or 2019, and each team will have to be between 120 and 160 points. This year has seen some significant changes to rules regarding recruitment, with the introduction of a cap system.

Missing much of the pre-season with a broken jaw, Keary has sparked the tricolours via expansive attacking play and some classy tries. After being rolled by the Tigers in a Round 1 upset, the Roosters have re-found their mojo and its looking ominous for the rest of the competition. The last two weeks have seen the Roosters outscore their opponents 68-20 albeit over middle of the table competition in the Bulldogs and Knights. Its no coincidence that the Roosters return to form has coincided with the return of Luke Keary.

Of their past five, two games have been decided in the final minute while another two were settled during Golden Point. If history repeats, we are in for some late drama come Saturday. These two love a close game in fact, only one of their recent matches has been decided by more than a try.

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The big question mark for the Roosters remains their forward pack. The Warriors 4,874 run metres this season is second only to South Sydney and so much of that go-forward has come off the back of new recruits Adam Blair and Tohu Harris. This week they face an even tougher challenge against a Warriors pack that not only possesses size but also ball playing ability. Last week against the Knights, enforcers Dylan Napa and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves only ran for 82 and 80 metres, respectively.

They need to get some consistent game time into Jared Waerea-Hargreaves heading into the finals. Last week they played to a level where you go, Wow, theyre good and they can make the eight. But the key for them is consistency. It will be interesting to see if they get carried away with themselves after last week. The Roosters will challenge you in the middle and run and play at a high pace. For the Warriors, it is their season on the line.

Sam Cook and Anthony Gelling were trimmed from the squad an hour before kick-off. Interchange: 11 Simon Mannering, 15 Sam Lisone, 17 James Gavet, 20 Jazz TevagaA blow for the Warriors with Issac Luke (shoulder) withdrawing on Friday afternoon, opening the door for Karl Lawton to start at hooker. Mason Lino will man the halfback spot in place of Shaun Johnson (ankle). Simon Mannering has been dropped to the interchange bench, with Isaiah Papali'i given the nod to start.

The entire match last week prior to the sin-binning of Adam Blair was one of the best Warriors performances Ive seen this year. And who can forget Anzac Day when they came within 1 point of the Storm without Roger Tuivasa-Sheck! Weve seen at various points this year the Warriors bring their A-game, and they are no doubt an impressive side when that happens.

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Isaac Liu was named as the starting prop on Tuesday, but he switched with Zane Tetevano before last week's clash with the Raiders and Trent Robinson might go with the same ploy on Sunday. Roosters: Boyd Cordner's return has been delayed for at least another week after he was cut from the reserves on Saturday. The other player to drop out on Saturday was Billy Smith. Lindsay Collins and Lachlan Lam were omitted an hour before kick-off.

Also able to play in the centres, she works as a warehouse assistant for Tupperware. Onjeurlina followed it up with another 60-minute effort against the Dragons when she made 99 metres from 12 runs, four tackle breaks and 21 tackles. Her form saw her secure a starting spot for the club's opening match against the Sydney Roosters. Her effort was critical in the 10-4 win. Pronunciation: Pronunciation: On-jar-lee-nah Lay-a-toe-ah. She played the full 60 minutes making 113 metres from 13 runs, four tackle breaks and 15 tackles. The former Papatoetoe High School pupil is also an accomplished rugby union player. 'Onj' or 'Onjie', a back rower out of the Otahuhu Leopards, is another player from the Counties Manukau Stingrays side which won the women's nationals this year. While yet to make the Kiwi Ferns, the 22-year-old impressed this year to claim a contract with the Warriors for the inaugural NRL women's premiership.