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Sydney Roosters Looking To Bolster Squad With Former Premiership Winner

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Sydney Roosters Looking To Bolster Squad With Former Premiership Winner

The injury-hit Sydney Roosters are in desperate need of reinforcements and it seems they've got their eye on a couple of potential recruits.

According to The Daily Telegraph's Dean Ritchie, Brisbane Broncos' bulldozing forward Matt Lodge is one of the names on Trent Robinson's wish list.

Matt Lodge of the Brisbane Broncos. Credit: Creative Commons
Matt Lodge of the Brisbane Broncos. Credit: Creative Commons

Another star that could be parachuted in is 2016 Premiership winner Andrew Fifita who is currently plying his trade with the Newtown Jets after falling out of favour at the Cronulla Sharks.

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"One name Buzz (Phil Rothfield) brought up was Matt Lodge who seems to be on the nose at up there in Brisbane and another name I've heard is Andrew Fifita who is on the nose at Cronulla," Ritchie told Big Sports Breakfast.

Andrew Fifita. Credit: PA
Andrew Fifita. Credit: PA

"I think they probably do need some more depth.

"Lindsay Collins is a big loss. We all talked about Brett Morris and that was the heartbreak the whole game went through but in terms of the player they will miss more I think it could probably be Lindsay Collins."

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The Roosters have been struck down with big-name injuries since the very start of the 2021 NRL season.

Hooker Jake Friend was forced into early retirement after a string of concussions, while star five-eighth Luke Keary is out for the remainder of the year with an ACL tear.

And the Chookies' treatment room got even more full after last weekend when both Brett Morris and Lindsay Collins copped devastating knee injuries - and in B-Moz's case, potentially career-ending.

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In some positive news, it was announced this week that club captain Boyd Cordner would be making his long-awaited return to rugby league for the Roosters' Rond 14 clash against the Gold Coast Titans.

Cordner, who already had a nasty history of concussions, suffered a head knock during last year's State of Origin series.

Many rugby league fans and experts thought he'd never step foot on a footy field again, but his timely comeback could prove to be a massive coup for the Tri-Colours who are running low on numbers.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter / NRL / Cronulla Sharks

Topics: nrl news, Injury news, Rugby League, nrl, Australia, Sydney Roosters

Max Sherry
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