Prop Mark Oâ€™Meley will make his debut for the Sydney Roosters this Saturday night against the Parramatta Eels at Bluetongue Stadium in Gosford. A regular site on the sidelines in recent times, the talented O’Meley and the Roosters would certainly hope that Shrek doesn’t remain a candidate for the most injured player of the year.Â
Oâ€™Meley is excited at the prospect of playing his first game in the tricolours, especially in his home town.
â€œIâ€™m from the Central Coast so I am really looking forward to this game,â€ he said after getting the nod to play from Brad Fittler.
â€œItâ€™s been a big pre season and I am looking forward to having fun with the boys on the field. Itâ€™s a great coincidence that the game is in Gosford, itâ€™s going to be good.â€
After spending the majority of the pre season in the clubâ€™s injured group with head physio Tony Ayoub, Oâ€™Meley is confident that his problematic Achilles will be right to go on Saturday night.
â€œIâ€™ve had the Achilles problem for a while but once it is warm it is fine. Being in the rehab group is mainly a preventative measure and I am still running several times a week with the boys.â€
Oâ€™Meleyâ€™s addition will be the final piece in the puzzle for the for Roosters forward pack, with Danny Nutley also starting on the bench after missing out on last weekâ€™s Foundation Cup.