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Roosters handed injury blow ahead of World Club Challenge against St Helens

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Sydney Roosters suffered an injury blow, as they announced their 27-man squad for the 2020 NRL season.

Head coach Trent Robinson has confirmed that youngster Billy Smith had sustained a suspected ACL injury which is expected to rule him out of the World Club Challenge showdown against St Helens next month.

Smith had been talked up all pre-season by Roosters’ officials with his spot at left centre nearly guaranteed.

His injury will most likely see Brett Morris shift to left centre and English international Ryan Hall coming onto the right wing.

However, there are some good news, as Joseph Manu, Jared Waerea and Siosiua Taukeaiho have all signed new contracts.

Here is Roosters full squad: Mitchell Aubusson, Fletcher Baker, Egan Butcher, Nat Butcher, Lindsay Collins, Boyd Corder, Angus Crichton, Poasa Fa’amausili. Kyle Flanagan, Jake Friend, Ryan Hall, Drew Hutchinson, Matt Ikuvalu, Luke Keary, Asu Kepaoa, Lachlan Lam, Issac Liu, Joseph Manu, Brett Morris, Victor Radley, Billy Smith, Siosiua Taukeiaho, James Tedesco, Daniel Tupou, Sitili Tupouniua, Sam Verrills, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves.

Source- St Helens Reporter