Heaping praise on Mitchell Pearce and James Maloney, young Roosters utility Jackson Hastings is keen to make the No.6 jersey his own in 2016.
Penrith's versatile star, a young Rabbitoh makes a strong return, and the fullback about to smash through the 5000 run-metre barrier. Key stats from Round 23.
Experienced Roosters hooker Jake Friend has called for the NRL's recent crackdown on the shoulder charge to remain consistent.
Roosters prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves became a father for the first time but it didn't stop him leading his side to a late victory over the Eels.
The Roosters left it late against a willing Eels side they were expected to thump by a wide margin. Here are five key points from their Round 23 clash.
They didn't lead until the final 10 minutes but the Roosters have escaped with a 28-18 victory over a determined Parramatta Eels outfit on Saturday night.
The only injured member of the Roosters' senior squad, Sam Moa, says there's a reason for the club's scarcely believable run of good luck with injuries in 2015.
As the latter stages of the season continues to sort the contenders from also-rans, the injury-plagued Eels face an incredibly tough ask against the Roosters.
Barnstorming Roosters forward Sio Siua Taukeiaho has been a revelation this season, but his teammates say the quietly spoken Kiwi will only get better.
The Bulldogs dominate the team stats, Manly's backline conundrum, and the Raiders' young group of forwards begin to show what they're capable of.