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NRL Grand Final Late Mail

Sydney Roosters v Manly Sea Eagles, Sunday 7.15pm AEST

Roosters: Boyd Cordner (ankle) and Luke O'Donnell (hamstring) are both expected to be cleared to play, with Cordner officially having until Saturday to prove his fitness. Cordner is likely to start in the back row, with Frank-Paul Nu'uausala shifting to the front row and Sam Moa moving to the bench. Isaac Liu and Dylan Napa are the men most likely to drop out of the 17.

Sea Eagles: Joe Galuvao has trained with the side but is unlikely to return from an Achilles injury which has kept him out of the game since April. David Gower and James Hasson are battling for the final bench spot in place of the injured Richie Fa'aoso.


Likely final teams

Roosters: Anthony Minichiello (c), Daniel Tupou, Michael Jennings, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, James Maloney, Mitchell Pearce, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Jake Friend, Frank-Paul Nuuausala, Aidan Guerra, Sonny Bill Williams, Boyd Cordner. Interchange: Daniel Mortimer, Mitchell Aubusson, Sam Moa, Luke O'Donnell.

Sea Eagles: Brett Stewart, Jorge Taufua, Jamie Lyon (c), Steve Matai, David Williams, Kieran Foran, Daly Cherry-Evans, Brenton Lawrence, Matt Ballin, Brent Kite, Anthony Watmough, Justin Horo, Glenn Stewart. Interchange: David Gower, Jamie Buhrer, Tom Symonds, George Rose.

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