The NYC Sharks face a tough assignment when they travel to Allianz Stadium on Saturday to play a Sydney Roosters team firmly entrenched inside the top eight on the competition ladder.

The Sharks, well beaten at their last start by the Broncos, have named a side featuring a number of changes, with three players included in the NSW Cup squad for the Sharks, Fa’amanu Brown currently in the NRL team and team regulars Connor Tracey and Ash Nisbet in Darwin for the Australian Schoolboys championships.

The absence of those players however provides opportunity for others, with Cronulla Caringbah junior Sam Rauicava getting his chance on the wing, Alex Zarounas has been brought in at half back, while Patrick Hasson will make his NYC debut from the interchange bench.

Promising new recruit Brad Deitz, playing against his old club in the Roosters, has been chosen to start the match at hooker.

The Sharks v Roosters NYC match is scheduled for a 5.15pm start at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night.

NYC Team List – Round 17
Sharks v Roosters
Saturday, July 1
Allianz Stadium
Kickoff – 5.15pm

1          Valentine Holmes
2          Sam Rauicava
3          Paul Simona
4          Jamayne Isaako
5          Joshua Addo-Carr
6          Jaden Clarke
7          Alex Zarounas
8          Kurt Dillon
9          Bradley Deitz
10        Alec Susino
11        Anthony Moraitis
12        Jake Lawrence
13        Winstone Asotasi
INTERCHANGE
14        Patrick Hasson
15        Sage Wilder
16        Harrison Muller
17        Kalausa Leha