We take a look at Friday nights NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Brisbane Broncos. The home team the Roosters go into the match as the narrow favourites ahead of the Broncos although it shapes up as a close match.
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When: 19:55 | Friday 8/9/2017
Where: Allianz Stadium
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1. Michael Gordon 2. Joseph Manu 3. Latrell Mitchell 4. Mitchell Aubusson 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Luke Keary 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Jake Friend 10. Dylan Napa 11. Boyd Cordner 12. Aidan Guerra 13. Isaac Liu 14. Kane Evans 15. Sio Siua Taukeiaho 16. Ryan Matterson 17. Connor Watson 18. Zane Tetevano 19. Victor Radley 22. Mitchell Cornish 23. Daniel Tupou
1. Kodi Nikorima 2. Corey Oates 3. James Roberts 4. Tautau Moga 5. Jordan Kahu 6. Anthony Milford 7. Benji Marshall 8. Sam Thaiday 9. Ben Hunt 10. Adam Blair 11. Alex Glenn 12. Matt Gillett 13. Josh Mcguire 14. David Mead 15. Jai Arrow 16. Joe Ofahengaue 17. Herman Essese 18. Jaydn Su’a 19. Tom Opacic 20. Jamayne Isaako 21. Sam Scarlett
After knocking back the Gold Coast Titans, Kevin Walters says he now wants to oversee a smooth transition for Queensland as they prepare to farewell some of their biggest names.
But Walters does not believe Maroons skipper Cameron Smith was walking away from State of Origin any time soon.
Not off-contract until 2018, Walters is still expected to re-sign with the QRL in the coming weeks after ruling himself out of the running to replace sacked Titans coach Neil Henry.
Walters said he wanted to one day become an NRL coach but only after overseeing what he believed was one of Queensland’s most important periods.
“I want to provide stability,” Walters told the Former Origin Greats website.
“I know we have some real battles ahead and I want to see us through that period.
“I want to be around for that transition when all the older guys do retire and we have to start with a new group.”
Johnathan Thurston has played his last game for Queensland while a question mark remains over Cooper Cronk, Billy Slater and Sam Thaiday.
Walter sees no end to Smith’s dominance.
The Melbourne skipper will run out for his 356th NRL game on Saturday, eclipsing Darren Lockyer’s record mark.
He has already leapfrogged Lockyer in the record books for most Origins, notching 42 and counting.
“I can’t see any reason why Cam won’t play on next year,” Walters said.
“He’s been a great player for Queensland but he will become even more important for me next season, if that’s possible.”
Walters said he would need Smith’s guidance as they prepare for life without some of their other greats.
“Johnathan Thurston is moving on for sure and I’m not sure where things stand with Cooper – the World Cup at the end of the year will tell us a lot more about his rep future,” he said.
“But Cam is showing no signs of slowing down.
“His form this year for Melbourne has been exceptional and I’ll be looking to his leadership with so many young players coming through for Queensland in the coming years.”