The Cronulla Sharks arrive at Allianz Stadium still searching for their maiden win of 2015.
Where: Allianz Stadium, Sydney
When: 7.00am Sunday 5 April (4pm local)
Watch live: Premier Sports
It’s been a terrible start to the season for the Sharks and they’re job isn’t getting any easier with a fixture against the Sydney Roosters.
The Roosters are in fine form and just smashed the Canberra Raiders. Apart from a very close loss to South Sydney, the 2013 premiers are unbeaten.
Shana Flanagan has made a number of changes to jump-start his side. Valentine Holmes and Michael Gordon swap between wing and fullback while Wade Graham moves back to the back row.
Matt Prior goes to the front row, with Andrew Fifita demoted to the bench and Jack Bird shifting to five-eighth. Ben Barba won’t feature against Easts.
Centre Black Ferguson is out for four months so Shaun Kenny-Dowall takes his spot with Nene Macdonald named to start for the first time this season for the Roosters.