May 12, 2022
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Naiqama returns for Eels clash

Fiji Bati Captain Kevin Naiqama has returned to the Sydney Roosters squad to face the Parramatta Eels in Round 10 of NRL on Sunday. 
 
Naiqama joins the reserve bench this week after missing out the Roosters match last week due to commitments. 
 
Alongside Naiqama, Naufahu Whyte, Ben Marschke, Ben Thomas, Kevin Naiqama, Adam Keighran and Tuku Hau Tapuha make up this week's extended bench.
 
Head Coach Trent Robinson has made some minor changes to the line-up, with Lindsay Collins and Sam Verrills replaced by Siosiua Taukeiaho at forwards and Connor Watson at number 9 jumper. 
 
Meanwhile, the Eels continue to miss Fiji Bati winger and centre Maika Sivo and Waqa Blake due to injury. 
 
The Roosters will take on the Eels at 4.05pm at Suncorp Stadium. 
 
The teams:
 
Roosters: James Tedesco, Daniel Tupou, Paul Momirovski, Joseph Manu, Joseph Suaalii, Sam Walker, Luke Keary, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Connor Watson, Siosiua Taukeiaho, Angus Crichton, Sitili Tupouniua, Victor Radley.
 
Reserves: Drew Hutchison, Fletcher Baker, Nat Butcher, Daniel Suluka-Fifita Lachlan Lam, Naufahu Whyte, Ben Marschke, Ben Thomas, Kevin Naiqama, Adam Keighran, Tukupa Hau Tapuha.
 
Eels: Clinton Gutherson, Hayze Perham, Viliami Penisini, Tom Opacic, Bailey Simonsson, Dylan Brown, Mitchell Moses, Reagan Campbell-Gillard, Reed Mahoney, Junior Paulo, Shaun Lane, Isaiah Papali’I, Nathan Brown.
 
Reserves: Makahesi Makatoa, Ryan Matterson, Oregon Kaufusi, Bryce Cartwright, Wiremu Greig, Jakob Arthur, Mitch Rein, Sean Russell, Samuel Loizou, Elie El Zakhem, Brendan Hands.
 
By Romeka Romena 


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