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After a confidence-boosting win over the Dragons in week one, the Roosters head into this match knowing a win may be enough to secure them a spot in the grand final.

As they're involved in the first match of Saturday's double-header at Bankwest Stadium, a win would result in them cheering on Brisbane in the following fixture.

But before they start thinking about grand final appearances, they face a Warriors side that showed enough last week to suggest they're a good chance of winning this one. 

The rundown

Team news

Warriors: Brianna Clark starts in the second row with Hilda Peters shifting to the bench, while Stepanie Ball replaces Taimane Levu on the interchange. 

Madison Bartlett and Hilda Peters are set to show their versatility by swapping places at second row and wing from last week's match. Former Rooster Shontelle Stowers will play her first game in the centres, while Michaela Peck has joined the bench. 

Shaniah Power was the other player to drop out of the game-day squad an hour before kick-off after Laken Paitai and Teaghan Hartigan were the two players left out 24 hours before the match.

Roosters: The Roosters are 1-17. Fullback Botille Vette-Welsh is out with a hamstring injury so Charlotte Caslick will take the No.1 jersey and captain Corban McGregor has shifted from centre to five-eighth. Bobbi Law is the new centre.

Wallaroos captain Grace Hamilton has been named on the bench for her first NRLW match replacing Kaitlyn Phillips, who copped a head knock last week. Amelia Mafi and Melanie Howard dropped off the reserves list an hour before kick-off after Kaitlin Phillips and Taleena Simon were omitted the day before the match.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Warriors is number 1 Karina Brown
    Fullback for Roosters is number 1 Charlotte Caslick
  • Winger for Warriors is number 2 Madison Bartlett
    Winger for Roosters is number 2 Shanice Parker
  • Centre for Warriors is number 3 Shontelle Stowers
    Centre for Roosters is number 3 Bobbi Law
  • Centre for Warriors is number 4 Evania Pelite
    Centre for Roosters is number 4 Yasmin Meakes
  • Winger for Warriors is number 5 Ellia Green
    Winger for Roosters is number 5 Brydie Parker
  • Five-Eighth for Warriors is number 6 Kirra Dibb
    Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Corban McGregor
  • Halfback for Warriors is number 7 Simone Smith
    Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Zahara Temara

Forwards

  • Prop for Warriors is number 8 Crystal Tamarua
    Prop for Roosters is number 8 Simaima Taufa
  • Hooker for Warriors is number 9 Kanyon Paul
    Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Nita Maynard
  • Prop for Warriors is number 10 Kayla Sauvao
    Prop for Roosters is number 10 Filomina Hanisi
  • 2nd Row for Warriors is number 12 Tazmin Gray
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Vanessa Foliaki
  • 2nd Row for Warriors is number 14 Brianna Clark
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Sarah Togatuki
  • Lock for Warriors is number 13 Georgia Hale
    Lock for Roosters is number 13 Hannah Southwell

Interchange

  • Interchange for Warriors is number 11 Hilda Peters
    Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Quincy Dodd
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 16 Samantha Economos
    Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Kennedy Cherrington
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 17 Michaela Peck
    Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Grace Hamilton
  • Interchange for Warriors is number 21 Stephanie Ball
    Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Jocelyn Kelleher

Match Officials

  • Referee: Drew Oultram
  • Touch Judge: Jon Stone
  • Touch Judge: Liam Kennedy
  • Senior Review Official: Steve Clark

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Key match-up

Georgia Hale v Hannah Southwell: The hard-working locks will have a big influence through the middle. Hale made a round-high 38 tackles as well as 53 metres from six runs in a typical captain's knock for the Warriors last Saturday. Southwell joined her in playing the entire 60 minutes, pumping out 88 metres from 11 runs and 24 tackles.

Stat attack

A stat line of 163 running metres, a line break, a line-break assist, four tackle breaks, one missed tackle and one error suggests a strong performance. That's what rugby sevens convert Charlotte Caslick was able to achieve in her first match in the NRLW. Very impressive.