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The World Club Series kicks off on Saturday morning with St Helens and the Sydney Roosters playing at Langtree Park. The Roosters have endured a horror pre-season while Saints are coming off a horrid loss.
The Sydney Roosters team barely resembles the team that made the finals last year with Mitch Pearce, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Boyd Cordner and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck all out. Jayden Nikorima and Jackson Hastings will be the new look halves combination. St Helens is not the side it once was with Luke Walsh and Jon wilkin to lead a very ordinary side.
The Saints and Roosters have played twice in the World Club Challenge with the Roosters winning 25-2 in the inaugural match in 1976 before the Chooks won 38-0 in 2003. Saints are 2-11 all-time against Australian club teams while the Roosters are 3-0 all-time in the World Club Challenge with wins against Saints (twice) and Wigan in 2014. Australian teams won all three matches last year including South Sydney’s 39-0 demolition of Saints in the World Club Challenge.
The Sydney Roosters limped into the finals last year and were eliminated in the preliminary finals after winning the minor premiership, their third straight. The Roosters were eliminated at the group stage of the Auckland Nines and have yet to play a trial match after going into camp in Dubai last weekend. St Helens were strong against Huddersfield in their Super League opener but were embarrassed 44-10 away to Salford last round. Luke Walsh said after the match – where they were without James Roby and Jonny Lomax – that the Roosters would “beat Saints by 80” if they played as per the Salford match.
The halfback battle will be intriguing. Luke Walsh was nothing more than an average player in the NRL but has been a superstar in Super League, where he has become a fan favourite of the Saints. Jackson Hastings will have the weight of a club on his shoulders this season following Mitchell Pearce’s indiscretion, He will be the premier playmaker and Roosters fans will be desperate for him to have a big game. The winner of the Walsh-Hastings battle will be critical to this.
The Saints looked shaky coming into 2016 and showed same in an embarrassing performance against Salford. They rarely perform against Australian teams and are unlikely to take this too seriously with James Roby and Jonny Lomax not expected back. The Roosters have plenty to prove and Trent Robinson respects the Super League, so will have his charges ready. Despite fielding a significantly different side from last year, expect the Roosters to prove far too strong.
St Helens: Kyle Amor, Travis Burns, Theo Fages, Joe Greenwood, Morgan Knowles, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Tommy Makinson, Jack Owens, Dominique Peyroux, Greg Richards, Andre Savelio, Adam Swift, Lama Tasi, Luke Thompson, Jordan Turner, Atelea Vea, Alex Walmsley, Luke Walsh, Jon Wilkin.
Sydney Roosters: Aidan Guerra, Blake Ferguson, Brendan Elliot, Dale Copley, Daniel Tupou, Dylan Napa, Ian Henderson, Isaac Liu, Jackson Hastings, Jake Friend, Jayden Nikorima, Joe Burgess, Kane Evans, Latrell Mitchell, Mitchell Aubusson, Mitchell Frei, Sam Moa, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Siua Taukeiaho, Tyler Cornish, Vincent Leuluai.