The Roosters' rollercoaster season continued in Canberra on Sunday as they fell to a fourth loss in their past seven games while the Storm put their feet up and enjoyed a bye.
Joey Manu was magnificent for the Roosters at fullback but the absence of James Tedesco, Daniel Tupou and Lindsay Collins in Origin camp certainly contributed to the six-point defeat GIO Stadium.
The Storm have their own Origin duo of Cameron Munster and Felise Kaufusi hoping to back up from Wednesday's showdown, with Xavier Coates ruled out after picking up an injury in Origin I.
In last year's two meetings the Storm racked up 66 points to the Roosters' four, winning 46-0 in Newcastle and 20-4 in Melbourne.
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Roosters: James Tedesco didn't back up from Origin I last year but will play this time around in a boost for the Tricolours. Daniel Tupou and Lindsay Collins will also play after their Origin efforts on Wednesday night. The only late change to the side is the omission of Egan Butcher, whose place on the bench is taken by Daniel Suluka-Fifita.
Storm: Xavier Coates is out after suffering a syndesmosis injury in Wednesday night's State of Origin but Maroons team-mates Cameron Munster, Felise Kaufusi and Harry Grant will all play. Grant has been moved to the bench on game day with Brandon Smith to start. Nelson Asofa-Solomona also goes to the bench in his return from a knee injury, with Tui Kamikamica promoted to the starting side.
The backline reshuffle sees Marion Seve move to the wing in place of Coates, with Grant Anderson named to play centre. Alec MacDonald (illness) is also back.
Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James TedescoFullback for Storm is number 1 Nick Meaney
Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel TupouWinger for Storm is number 2 Dean Ieremia
Centre for Roosters is number 3 Paul MomirovskiCentre for Storm is number 4 Justin Olam
Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph ManuCentre for Storm is number 24 Grant Anderson
Winger for Roosters is number 5 Joseph SuaaliiWinger for Storm is number 3 Marion Seve
Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Sam WalkerFive-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Cameron Munster
Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Luke KearyHalfback for Storm is number 7 Jahrome Hughes
Prop for Roosters is number 8 Lindsay CollinsProp for Storm is number 8 Jesse Bromwich
Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Drew HutchisonHooker for Storm is number 14 Brandon Smith
Prop for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua TaukeiahoProp for Storm is number 15 Tui Kamikamica
2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Angus Crichton2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Felise Kaufusi
2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Sitili Tupouniua2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Kenneath Bromwich
Lock for Roosters is number 13 Nat ButcherLock for Storm is number 13 Josh King
Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Connor WatsonInterchange for Storm is number 9 Harry Grant
Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Fletcher BakerInterchange for Storm is number 10 Nelson Asofa-Solomona
Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Terrell MayInterchange for Storm is number 16 Trent Loiero
Interchange for Roosters is number 19 Daniel Suluka-FifitaInterchange for Storm is number 18 Chris Lewis
Replacement for Roosters is number 23 Billy SmithReplacement for Storm is number 19 Jayden Nikorima
- Referee: Gerard Sutton
- Touch Judge: Drew Oultram
- Touch Judge: Kasey Badger
- Senior Review Official: Ashley Klein
Luke Keary v Jahrome Hughes: The Roosters No.7 took his try assist tally to 12 for the season when he went aerial for Joseph Suaalii to leap high and score in Canberra. The three-time premiership winner was a constant threat to the Raiders defence and his running game looks to be on song heading into the second half of the season. Hughes has seven try assists and four line break assists to his name from seven games this season and he has a big role to play if the Storm are to continue their recent dominance over the Roosters, especially if fellow playmaker Cameron Munster doesn't back up from Origin One.
The Storm are averaging 31 points per game in 2022 and conceding just 15 per match. The Roosters are scoring 22 points per match and conceding 18.
Match: Roosters v Storm
Round 14 -
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney