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The Roosters and Titans meet for the first time in Sunday's triple-header at WIN Stadium and both teams need a win after opening round losses last weekend in Newcastle.

Ball control was an issue for both sides in their season openers and with a wet forecast predicted on Sunday, whoever can complete their sets will go a long way to winning the game.

Roosters coach John Strange has been forced to make a few changes following last Sunday's 20-4 loss to the Broncos but his key stars still remain.

Titans coach Jamie Feeney has also made some subtle changes to the team which lost 20-12 to the Dragons in their first NRLW match.

The Rundown

Team news

Roosters: Winger Claire Reed is a late withdrawal, causing a reshuffle with Yasmin Meakes shifting to the wing and Sarah Togatuki to the back row. Maori All Stars prop Mya Hill-Moana comes into the side for her NRLW debut.

A new-look halves pairing with Raecene McGregor promoted from the bench to take over at halfback. Jocelyn Kelleher switches to five-eighth and last week's No.7 Zahara Temara goes to the bench.

Skipper Corban Baxter has been named among the reserves after she was a late withdrawal in round one due to a positive COVID-19 test and remains a chance to be a late inclusion.

Hannah Southwell is available to play after receiving an official warning but no suspension for a dangerous contact charge on Broncos five-eighth Tarryn Aiken.

Titans: Maroons representative Brianna Clark comes out of the side with April Ngatupuna called in for her maiden NRLW game off the bench.

Jillaroos dual World Cup winning prop Steph Hancock will start in the front row while coach Jamie Feeney has called in Indigenous All Stars centre Jasmine Peters in a minor backline reshuffle.

With Peters in the centres, Lauren Dam shifts out to the wing in place of Jetaya Faifua.

Feeney has again named Kiwi Ferns star Georgia Hale on the interchange and Destiny Brill at hooker but they swapped places before kick-off in last Sunday’s 20-12 loss to St George Illawarra and may do so again.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Roosters is number 1 Brydie Parker
    Fullback for Titans is number 1 Evania Pelite
  • Winger for Roosters is number 2 Leianne Tufuga
    Winger for Titans is number 2 Karina Brown
  • Centre for Roosters is number 3 Jessica Sergis
    Centre for Titans is number 3 Jasmine Peters
  • Centre for Roosters is number 4 Isabelle Kelly
    Centre for Titans is number 4 Tiana Raftstrand-Smith
  • Winger for Roosters is number 11 Yasmin Meakes
    Winger for Titans is number 5 Lauren Dam
  • Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Jocelyn Kelleher
    Five-Eighth for Titans is number 6 Grace Griffin
  • Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Raecene McGregor
    Halfback for Titans is number 7 Kimiora Breayley-Nati

Forwards

  • Prop for Roosters is number 10 Tayla Predebon
    Prop for Titans is number 8 Shannon Mato
  • Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Olivia Higgins
    Hooker for Titans is number 9 Brittany Breayley-Nati
  • Prop for Roosters is number 23 Mya Hill-Moana
    Prop for Titans is number 10 Stephanie Hancock
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 8 Sarah Togatuki
    2nd Row for Titans is number 11 Zara Canfield
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Olivia Kernick
    2nd Row for Titans is number 12 Tazmin Gray
  • Lock for Roosters is number 13 Hannah Southwell
    Lock for Titans is number 13 Destiny Brill

Interchange

  • Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Shawden Burton
    Interchange for Titans is number 14 Georgia Hale
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Keilee Joseph
    Interchange for Titans is number 15 Jessika Elliston
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Zahara Temara
    Interchange for Titans is number 17 Shaniah Power
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Simone Karpani
    Interchange for Titans is number 19 April Ngatupuna

Reserves

  • Replacement for Roosters is number 18 Joeli Morris
    Replacement for Titans is number 20 Hailee-Jay Maunsell

Match Officials

  • Senior Review Official: Chris Butler

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Key match-up

Hannah Southwell v Georgia Hale: The battle between the NSW Origin lock, Southwell, and the Kiwi veteran, Hale, promises to be one to keep an eye on.

Both players are renowned for their defensive grit, footy smarts and leadership, while they are also among the game's high achievers - Southwell being the RLPA's 2020 player of the year and becoming the first female player appointed to the RLPA board, while Hale is a former Warriors captain and the 2020 Veronica White Medallist for her off-field work.

Stat attack

Titans fullback Evania Pelite ran a game high 172 metres in 14 carries of the ball against the Dragons and will be a player the Roosters need to keep an eye on after also finishing with a line-break and five tackle breaks. In comparison, Roosters fullback Brydie Parker - deputing for Corban Baxter - carried the ball for 93 metres in 12 runs from the backfield against the Broncos. 

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