The Sydney Roosters have announced that halfback Cooper Cronk has been ruled out of the Club’s Round 2 match against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles tonight.
Cronk has been ruled out after experiencing hamstring tightness. Consequently, the NRL has granted approval for PNG Kumul Lachlan Lam to be added to the 21-man squad. Lam is the son of former Roosters, Queensland and Papua New Guinea favorite Adrian, and recently signed a two-year extension at Bondi despite an approach by Wigan to join his dad in the Super League.
The 20-year-old half has been groomed as an eventual successor to Cronk’s No.7 jumper for some time, and now gets his first crack at the top flight opposite incumbent Australian half Daly Cherry-Evans.
The Club will announce its 19-man squad 24 hours prior to kick off.