Sydney Roosters

Guerra 'couldn't care less' if Pearce fires in Origin comeback

Phil Lutton   Aidan Guerra is happy for recalled teammate Mitchell Pearce. That doesn't mean he wants to see him succeed.

Jennings says Pearce has 'big task'

Happy camper: Blues centre Michael Jennings at Coffs Harbour.

Michael Carayannis   Much of the conjecture surrounding the make-up of the Blues side has centred around Pearce's inclusion, but clubmates believe he has now embraced criticism.

Robinson backs Pearce and Maloney for Blues

"I feel like I know what works for me to play my best, and I have to stick to that week in, week out": Pearce.

Michael Chammas   Pearce looks certain to return to the NSW side after missing last year's series following an off-field misdemeanour, however there is a late push from his Roosters teammate to dethrone Trent Hodkinson as his halves partner for game one.

Pearce puts hand up for Origin

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15:  Mitchell Pearce of the Roosters runs the ball during the round 10 NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium on May 15, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Michael Chammas   Will Laurie Daley show loyalty and stick with Josh Reynolds and Trent Hodkinson or did the loss to the Sydney Roosters end their chances?

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Live NRL: Roosters v Bulldogs

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15:  Sam Perrett of the Bulldogs fends off Jake Friend of the Roosters during the round 10 NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium on May 15, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Paul Suttor   The Canterbury Bulldogs and Sydney Roosters have a fierce rivalry stretching back many decades. Tonight they'll add another chapter.

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Cordner v Jackson in battle for Blues spot

Hitting top form: Boyd Cordner.

Brad Walter   The availability of NSW captain Paul Gallen means there is unlikely to be room for both Boyd Cordner and Josh Jackson

It's Pearce's to lose not Reynolds' to keep

The Big Blue: Friday's clash between the Bulldogs and Roosters will be an Origin audition for Mitchell Pearce and Josh Reynolds.

Michael Chammas   Laurie Daley is all but set on the NSW Blues No.6 but will still keep a close eye on Friday's clash between Mitchell Pearce and Josh Reynolds.

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Minichiello backs Ferguson for fullback after Johnston stays put

Staying with the Bunnies: Alex Johnston.

Adrian Proszenko   Legendary Roosters fullback Anthony Minichiello has backed Blake Ferguson to wear the No.1 jersey next year after the tri-colours failed in their bid to poach Alex Johnston from arch rivals South Sydney.

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Rona hopes Roosters snubbing will come back to bite his former club

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 27:  Curtis Rona of the Bulldogs in action during the round four NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Canterbury Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium on March 27, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Renee McKay/Getty Images)

Michael Carayannis   Curtis Rona holds no grudges against the Roosters despite being dumped by the club.

NRL Power Rankings - round 9: Roosters make their move after mid-season slump

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Phil Lutton   The Roosters surge up the rankings, while a familiar face tumbles back to the bottom of the table.

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Roosters and Bulldogs halves in Origin shoot-out

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Phil Gould   Friday night's Bulldogs v Roosters match could have a huge impact on NSW State of Orgin line-up.

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Kenny-Dowall re-signs with Roosters

Two more years: Shaun Kenny-Dowall will stay at the Roosters.

Sydney Roosters centre Shaun Kenny-Dowall has been rewarded for a strong start to the season by re-signing with the NRL club for a further two seasons.

Roosters' Blues in waiting destroy Tigers

Full steam ahead: Boyd Cordner goes into contact with Mitchell Moses.

Brad Walter   With the NSW team for Origin opener to be named after next weekend's round of matches, Roosters trio ensured their names would come under strong consideration

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Robinson credits City camp for star turn

Daniel Tupou

Brad Walter   Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson believes a week away with the City team was responsible for winger Daniel Tupou's return to top form.

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Robinson urges halves to put aside Origin hopes

Impressive Country outing: Roosters five-eighth James Maloney.

Daniel Lane   Roosters coach will not use Origin as a means to motivate his halves pairing for Friday's match against the Wests Tigers.

Chooks co-captains working in tandem

Ready to lead: Mitchell Pearce and Jake Friend say they are working hard to turn the Roosters' season around.

Tom Decent   Roosters co-captains Jake Friend and Mitchell Pearce are taking on the responsibility of turning their side's season around.

Why didn't you call: Cordner left in the dark

Cordner in action against England last year.

Tom Decent   Roosters back-rower Boyd Cordner didn't receive a phone call from Tim Sheens, Laurie Daley or Trent Barrett informing him why he wasn't selected for either Australia or Country in last weekend's representative round.

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Pearce happy to play five-eighth in Origin

Happy to adjust: Mitchell Pearce is happy to play five-eighth if needed in State of Origin.

Tom Decent   Mitchell Pearce says he would happily play five-eighth if NSW coach Laurie Daley felt it would be more beneficial for the Blues' chances of State of Origin victory in game one. 

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Waerea-Hargreaves won't take take divers lying down

Chook pen: Roosters Jake Friend and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves tackle St George Illawarra's Jack de Belin.

Michael Carayannis   Jared Waerea-Hargreaves has defended his actions for berating St George Illawarra's  Euan Aitken amid claims the young centre lay down in a heated Anzac Day clash.

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