Michael Chammas Sydney Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce believes his side will be ready to combat the extra emotion surrounding John Cartwright's last game in charge of the Titans.
Michael Chammas Mitchell Pearce has been cleared to play in the State of Origin series opener after the Roosters handed the halfback one game ban for his involvement in a Kings Cross altercation on Sunday morning.
Michael Chammas His axing from the NSW side for game one might not even be enough to prevent Mitchell Pearce from again being the most scrutinised player of the series.
Michael Chammas Sydney Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce has defended Laurie Daley's decision to axe him from the NSW side for game one after a drunken night out on the town a fortnight ago.
Michael Chammas They've won wooden spoons and celebrated in courtrooms, marched up streets and fallen down ladders, but after 43 years of waiting for glory, South Sydney finally have their chance.
Michael Chammas Roosters v Rabbitohs, Friday, ANZ Stadium, 7.55pm.
Michael Chammas Two months ago, it was feared Adam Reynolds was on the outer at South Sydney after he was benched, but now the club is making plans to extend his contract.
Michael Chammas Dallin Watene-Zelezniak knew he had to produce something special if he was to make up for the mistake he made that led to what seemed like a match-winning try to Mitchell Pearce on Saturday night.
Michael Chammas It's the preliminary final of grand final proportions that will once again divide two of rugby league's oldest enemies.
Michael Chammas The Sydney Roosters premiership aspirations have been dealt a massive blow after hooker Jake Friend was taken to hospital with fluid in the lungs on Sunday morning.
Michael Chammas Penrith skipper Jamie Soward has labelled Roosters duo Mitchell Pearce and James Maloney the form halves pairing of the competition ahead of Saturday night's showdown against the reigning champions.
Michael Chammas NZ WARRIORS v SYDNEY ROOSTERS at Mt Smart Stadium, Sunday 12.00pm
Michael Chammas Manly fullback Brett Stewart overcame a horror first half to lead the Sea Eagles to a 24-16 victory against the Roosters in what might have just been a dress rehearsal for what's in store come...
Michael Chammas NRL previews for round eight.
Michael Chammas This time last year Adam Reynolds was knocking down the door and demanding to be selected for NSW.
Michael Chammas No one expected the Bulldogs to start the year as competition leaders without a genuine fullback, but halves Josh Reynolds and Trent Hodkinson have been integral to their success.
Michael Chammas SYDNEY ROOSTERS v WESTS TIGERS at Allianz Stadium, 7.40pm.
Michael Chammas NSW coach Laurie Daley is set to make the least number of changes to start an Origin series since the start of Queensland's record breaking run in 2006.
Michael Chammas Spare a thought for Laurie Daley, who has to endure the players he'd earmarked as potential Origin players miss more than 30 games between them this season - and counting.
Michael Chammas What began as a dream come true for the Fifita family ended in a nightmare for NSW coach Laurie Daley.