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Anasta back for the Roosters at Nines

The Roosters have announced their squad for the 2016 Downer NRL Auckland Nines competition this weekend at Eden Park.

Former Roosters captain Braith Anasta, who retired 2014, is in the 18-man squad. Anasta played 288 top grade games over his 15-year career, with 147 of those appearances for the Roosters between 2006-2012.

The squad boasts a mix of youth and experience, including young backs Latrell Mitchell and Joseph Manu, who are stepping up last year’s Under 20s Roosters side.

For new English recruit, winger Joe Burgess, it will be his first Nines appearance and his debut for the Roosters.

Daniel Tupou, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Isaac Liu and Brendan Elliot have also been named in the Roosters squad, with all having previous experience at the Auckland Nines.

2016 Sydney Roosters Downer NRL Auckland Nines squad:

  1. Latrell Mitchell
  2. Daniel Tupou
  3. Brendan Elliot
  4. Shaun Kenny-Dowall
  5. Joe Burgess
  6. Braith Anasta (c)
  7. Tyler Cornish
  8. Isaac Liu
  9. Ian Henderson
  10. Abraham Papalii
  11. Vincent Leuluai
  12. Eloni Vunakece
  13. Nat Butcher
  14. Connor Watson
  15. Joseph Manu
  16. Nathan Smith
  17. Joey Lussick
  18. Omar Slaimankhel

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Photo: Braith Anasta in action for the Sydney Roosters in 2012 (nrlphotos.com)