Cash Converters Big Game of the Round: Fremantle Roosters v South Perth Lions
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Fremantle Roosters v South Perth Lions, Saturday 1st June, 3.30pm, Ken Allen Field.
Roosters: 1. Delane Edwards, 2. Alan Cowen, 3. Regy Manu, 4. Raana Peakman, 5. Cameron Rupapera, 6. Duane Butler, 7. Cassius Read, 8. Takaroa Peneha, 9. Blake Hignett, 10. Aaron Hodges, 11. Ezra Taomia, 12. Tane Peakman, 13. Bjorn Crotty, 14. Taiapa Graham, 15. Brad Gibson, 16. Tarin Katu, 17. Nikau Sollet-Mackay
Manager – Zac Speir
Lions: 1. Will Smith, 2. Kade McDonald, 3. Connor Hudson, 4. Ethan Gourgard, 5. Josh Anstis, 6. Eddie Proudler, 7. Harry Debique, 8. Tim Noble, 9. Caleb Norton, 10. Kiam Fletcher, 11. Daniel Green, 12. Brandon Wright, 13. Jarrad Smith, 14. Blair Young, 15. Blair Wiseman, 16. Wessell Van Tonder, 17. Billy Judge
Coach – Daniel Green
The Fremantle Roosters are starting to look like the Premiers we all know. After suffering a 20-point loss to the North Beach Sea Eagles in Round 1, the Roosters have produced back-to-back wins to sit second on the ladder.
Zac Speir’s side will be without prop Mitch Kerr this weekend, but welcome back Raana Peakman and Duane Butler.
South Perth sit behind Fremantle on points differential, with Daniel Green’s men looking to knock off last year’s premiers on their home patch.
The Lions have had somewhat of a backline re-shuffle with Will Smith moving to fullback, while Connor Hudson and Kade McDonald will shift to the centres and wing respectively.
Joondalup Giants v Ellenbrook Rabbitohs, Saturday 1st June, 3.30pm, Admiral Park.
Giants: 1. Brenton Scott, 2. Bryce McRobert, 3. Dylan Davis, 4. Samuel Defiddes, 5. Mark Huiswaard, 6. Davey Martin, 7. Caleb Reedy, 8. Nathan Searle, 9. Te Wheoro Jones, 10. Adam Smith, 11. Daniel Sneddon, 12. Keanu Te Tai, 13. Daniel Smith, 14. Samuel Samuela, 15. Connor Favell, 16. Danny Sebine
Coach – Gus Marshall
Rabbitohs: 1. Chazz Palmer, 2. Jesse Sheck, 3. Wananga Kingi, 4. Kade Pearce, 5. Jesse Rihari, 6. Bruce Anderson, 7. Shaan Evans, 8. Fernando Ekeroma, 9. River Colman, 10. Mannessah Gudgeon, 11. Chase Watson, 12. Willz Tuheke-Wade, 13. Payden Porter, 14. Philip Tunupopo, 15. Koen White, 16. Charlie Adams, 17. Christopher Finau
Coach – Jarek Goebel
Joondalup have been hit hard by the judiciary this week with Quinn Morgan, Beau White and Juronia Raea missing through suspension after last weekend’s win in Rockingham.
Gus Marshall’s men will be aided by the return of former Giants junior and West Coast Pirates back Sam De Fiddes who will slot into the centres following a stint with the Wests Tigers.
Their weekend opponents, Ellenbrook are in desperate need of a win having lost their last two games, but will take heart from taking the North Beach Sea Eagles all the way.
North Beach Sea Eagles v Rockingham Sharks, Saturday 1st June, 3.30pm, Blueforce Park.
Sea Eagles: 1. Kahan Joyce-Vaughan. 2. Tye Saus, 3. Kani Solomon, 4. Jayden De Vorms, 5. Brad Sharpham, 6. Cairo Takarangi, 7. Jeremy Wallace, 8. Eoghan Lofts, 9. Trent Trotter, 10. Wiremu Paki, 11. Josh Benjamin, 12. Adam Roy, 13. Bowman Stein, 14. Terelli Whaanga, 15. Ben Taylor, 16. Sam Buckley, 17. Austin Lingard
Coach – John Hough
Sharks: 1. Nathan Hill, 2. Josh Neal, 3. Logan Barclay, 4. Luke Hughes, 5. Alestair Parmenter, 6. Karl Trego, 7. Sean Scott, 8. Reece Potter, 9. Andrew Jeffery, 10. Julian Wilson-Wyllie, 11. Ricky Hayes, 12. Luke King, 13. Marcus Ngaro, 14. Kasey Jordan, 15. Heta Apiata, 16. Charles Tanikoqi, 17. Tipene Tuhakaraina
Coach – Dave Tito
Winners of their first five games of the season, it’s no surprise to see North Beach going into this fixture unchanged from the side who narrowly defeated the Ellenbrook Rabbitohs last week.
Coach John Hough has kept faith with his squad – and with good reason, as they sit top of the ladder with an impressive +70 points differential.
Rockingham, meanwhile, will be without the suspended Michael Heather and Robbie Smith, while Jack Wray, Ben Bolth and Richie Hicks are injured.
The Sharks will be boosted by the return of halfback Sean Scott and forward Kasey Jordan, with Dave Tito’s men keen to bounce back from last weekend’s 26-16 loss to the Joondalup Giants.