Tricolours name the same side that has dominated in the last fortnight.
Sydney Roosters leader Trent Robinson has applied the coaching philosophy of “if it isn’t broken then don’t fix it”.
Robinson has named an unchanged side to take on the suddenly in-form Penrith Panthers, who enjoyed their best win of the season last weekend against Parramatta.
While it is debatable the Panthers were as clinical as the Eels were disappointing, Penrith nonetheless blew their opponents off the park in the second half.
Luke Walsh controlled the game beautifully with his kicking game and vision with the ball in hand, while debutant fullback Matt Moylan had a game to remember, in justifiably earning man-go-the-match honours.
However, if they are to earn back-to-back wins, they will need to take down the NRL’s most improved side in 2013, in the Roosters.
The high-octane offence of the side has produced a combined winning margin of 62 points in the last fortnight.
James Maloney and Mitchell Pearce continue be mentioned as the halves pairing for New South Wales in this year’s Origin series and rightfully so.
While the Roosters have found home-grown firepower out wide with Roger Tuivasa-Sheck to go with imports Michael Jennings and Sonny Bill Williams.
PANTHERS: Matt Moylan, Travis Robinson, Lewis Brown, Dean Whare, David Simmons, Tom Humble, Luke Walsh, Sam McKendry, Kevin Kingston (capt), Tim Grant, Sika Manu, Matthew Robinson, Nigel Plum. Interchange: Adam Docker, Mose Masoe, James Segeyaro, Clint Newton, Nathan Smith (one to be omitted).
ROOSTERS: Anthony Minichiello (capt), Daniel Tupou, Michael Jennings, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, James Maloney, Mitchell Pearce, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Jake Friend, Sam Moa, Mitchell Aubusson, Sonny Bill Williams, Boyd Cordner. Interchange: Daniel Mortimer, Martin Kennedy, Aidan Guerra, Luke O’Donnell.