The Roosters and Raiders have confirmed their line-ups for the 2019 grand final, with veteran Roosters hooker Jake Friend to come off the bench in his first appearance since round 18.
Roosters coach Trent Robinson has opted to start 20-year-old Sam Verrills to start at hooker with Friend to make his long-awaited return via the interchange. Zane Tetevano is the man to miss out.
Friend has made just five appearances this season and has been out since July with arm and calf injuries.
Ryan Hall was the other Rooster to drop off the extended bench on game day, while Ryan Sutton and Siliva Havili were trimmed from the Raiders' reserve list.
Canberra have named the same 17 that defeated South Sydney last week.
Match: Roosters v Raiders
Grand Final -
Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James TedescoFullback for Raiders is number 1 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel TupouWinger for Raiders is number 2 Nick Cotric
Centre for Roosters is number 3 Latrell MitchellCentre for Raiders is number 3 Jarrod Croker
Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph ManuCentre for Raiders is number 4 Joseph Leilua
Winger for Roosters is number 5 Brett MorrisWinger for Raiders is number 5 Jordan Rapana
Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Luke KearyFive-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack Wighton
Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Cooper CronkHalfback for Raiders is number 7 Aidan Sezer
Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-HargreavesProp for Raiders is number 8 Josh Papalii
Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Sam VerrillsHooker for Raiders is number 9 Josh Hodgson
Prop for Roosters is number 10 Isaac LiuProp for Raiders is number 10 Iosia Soliola
2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Boyd Cordner2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 John Bateman
2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Mitchell Aubusson2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
Lock for Roosters is number 13 Victor RadleyLock for Raiders is number 13 Joseph Tapine
Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Angus CrichtonInterchange for Raiders is number 14 Bailey Simonsson
Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Nat ButcherInterchange for Raiders is number 15 Emre Guler
Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Siosiua TaukeiahoInterchange for Raiders is number 16 Corey Horsburgh
Interchange for Roosters is number 20 Jake FriendInterchange for Raiders is number 17 Dunamis Lui
- Referee: Ben Cummins
- Referee: Gerard Sutton
- Touch Judge: Chris Butler
- Senior Review Official: Jared Maxwell