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Tigers, Roosters name strong trial teams

16/02/2010 03:07:43 PM Comments (0)

The Wests Tigers and Sydney Roosters have named near full-strength line-ups for Sunday's Foundation Cup NRL trial match at Sydney Football Stadium.

Tigers coach Tim Sheens has given young gun Robert Lui first crack at the halfback position inside Benji Marshall, while returning forward Liam Fulton will start in the second row.

New Roosters boss Brian Smith has named recruit Todd Carney at fullback with Mitchell Pearce and Ben Jones in the halves, while Queensland State of Origin forward Nate Myles will play at lock.

Injured captain Braith Anasta and former St George Illawarra prop Jason Ryles are the only big names missing.

Anthony Minichiello, who was named on the wing, will captain the Roosters in Anasta's absence.

Wests Tigers: Tim Moltzen, Mitch Brown, Blake Ayshford, Chris Lawrence, Beau Ryan, Benji Marshall, Robert Lui, Keith Galloway, Robbie Farah (capt), Todd Payten, Gareth Ellis, Liam Fulton, Chris Heighington. Interchange: Jason Cayless, Junior Moors, Mark Flanagan, Alan Schirnack, Geoff Daniela, Daniel Fitzhenry.

Sydney Roosters: Todd Carney, Anthony Minichiello (capt), Phil Graham, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Sam Perrett, Ben Jones, Mitchell Pearce, Lopini Paea, James Aubusson, Frank-Paul Nuuausala, Mitchell Aubusson, Anthony Cherrington, Nate Myles. Interchange: Kane Linnett, Cheyse Blair, BJ Leilua, Isaac Maliota, Martin Kennedy, Daniel Conn, Olireti Samuela, Brad Takairangi.

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