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Jones gets until last minute

By Brent Read 28/08/2003 08:37:36 PM Comments (0)

Warriors coach Daniel Anderson and his Sydney Roosters counterpart Ricky Stuart will let injured stars Stacey Jones and Brad Fittler decide for themselves whether they will play in Sunday's NRL grand final rematch at Aussie Stadium.

Anderson, who ruled Jones (groin) out at the 11th hour last weekend, said his playmaker would travel with the team to Sydney on Friday and be given every chance to play at Aussie Stadium.

Ultimately, the decision is likely to rest with Jones.

"If he's says he's confident and ready to play he will," Anderson said.

The same goes for Fittler.

Stuart, who'll be without Fittler's replacement Chris Flannery (suspension), will let his captain make up his own mind on whether he takes the field on Sunday.

Fittler has been troubled by a shoulder injury and was rated only an even money chance of playing.

"At the moment it's 50-50 and Sticky (Stuart) has left it in my hands," Fittler said.

"I think it's one of those things where 50 players are playing with injuries that don't get better."

Both sides are in the fortunate position of having already secured their place in the top eight, with the Roosters entrenched in the top four.

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