A NUMBER of South Coast products have been selected in their respective squads, for the Sydney Roosters NRL women’s match against the St George Illawarra Dragons at Allianz Stadium from 5.10pm Saturday.
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Despite sustaining ligament damage in her thumb last round, Gerringong’s Ruan Sims will start at prop for the Roosters.
While Brydie Parker is set to make her debut on the wing this week, replacing injured utility back Sharon McGrady.
Zahara Temara shuffles into the halfback position, which sees Maddie Studdon move to the bench.
Nita Maynard will get the start at hooker and Kylie Hilder moves into the reserves.
Captain Simaima Taufa returns to the starting line-up at lock.
On the flip side, Daniel Lacey has named three South Coast products in his Dragons team – who are fresh of recording their first win against the Warriors last round.
Bega's Kezie Appas will start in the back-row for the Dragons, while Bomaderry’s Talia Atfield and Berry-Shoalhaven Heads’ Josie Strong have been named on an extended bench.
The only change from last week’s victorious Dragons side is skipper Sam Bremner has been named to play, after missing last weekend's big win due to a toe injury.
Roosters squad: 1. Karina Brown, 2. Brydie Parker, 3. Shontelle Stowers, 4. Isabelle Kelly, 5. Taleena Simon, 6.Lavina O'Mealey, 7. Zahara Temara, 8. Ruan Sims, 9. Nita Maynard, 10. Elianna Walton, 11.Tazmin Gray, 12. Vanessa Foliaki, 13. Simaima Taufa, 14. Maddie Studdon, 15. Sarah Togatuki, 16. Chloe Caldwell, 17. Victoria Latu, 18. Botille Vette-Welsh, 19. Kandy Kennedy, 20. Quincy Dodd and 21. Kylie Hilder.
Dragons squad: 1. Sam Bremner, 2. Rikeya Horne, 3. Jessica Sergis, 4. Honey Hireme, 5. Shakiah Tungai, 6.Keeley Davis, 7. Raecene McGregor, 8. Oneata Schwalger, 9. Anneka Stephens, 10. Asoiva Karpani, 11. Kezie Apps, 12. Talesha Quinn, 13. Annette Brander, 14. Holli Wheeler, 15. Hannah Southwell, 16. Teina Clark, 17. Melanie Howard, 18. Asipau Mafi, 19. Kate Haren, 20. Talia Atfield and 22. Josie Strong.
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