The Roosters and Tigers have named strong lineups for their annual Foundation Cup Trial, but the bad news for Wests fans is blockbusting winger Taniela Tuiaki looks like missing most of 2010 with that horror ankle injury.
Tuiaki has had a second round of surgery on his problematic ankle, the big winger will certainly be missed after such a barnstorming 2009.
The Roosters have named Todd Carney at fullback with Pearce and Ben Jones lining up in the the halves.
Wests Tigers: Tim Moltzen, Mitch Brown, Blake Ayshford, Chris Lawrence, Beau Ryan, Benji Marshall, Robert Lui, Keith Galloway, Robbie Farah (capt), Todd Payten, Gareth Ellis, Liam Fulton, Chris Heighington. Interchange: Jason Cayless, Junior Moors, Mark Flanagan, Alan Schirnack, Geoff Daniela, Daniel Fitzhenry.
Sydney Roosters: Todd Carney, Anthony Minichiello (capt), Phil Graham, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Sam Perrett, Ben Jones, Mitchell Pearce, Lopini Paea, James Aubusson, Frank-Paul Nuuausala, Mitchell Aubusson, Anthony Cherrington, Nate Myles. Interchange: Kane Linnett, Cheyse Blair, BJ Leilua, Isaac Maliota, Martin Kennedy, Daniel Conn, Olireti Samuela, BradTakairangi.