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Horror 2016 helps Roosters through Origin

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 24/05/2017 Scott Bailey

Sydney Roosters captain Jake Friend hopes last year's horror run of injuries at the NRL club could prove a blessing in disguise this season during the State of Origin period.

The Roosters have lost five players to the interstate showdown ahead of Sunday's clash with Canberra, but will feature for players in their starting 13 who hade made their debuts at the club during last year's player drain.

"It will definitely help us. Those guys got a bit of a taste of the NRL and now they know what it's about for Sunday," Friend said on Wednesday.

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