Manly Warringah Sea Eagles Coach Trent Barrett has named his team to play the Sydney Roosters in the annual Community Cup on Saturday, February 24.

Barrett has fielded his strongest side available for the trial match at Central Coast Stadium in the team’s final hit out before their season opener against Newcastle on March 9.

New signing Lachlan Croker will play his first match for Manly in the number six jersey alongside half-back Daly Cherry-Evans.

The match also marks the first appearance of experienced second-rower Joel Thompson after joining the club from St George-Illawarra.

Winger Jorge Taufua makes a welcome return to the team in his first game back since suffering a season ending knee injury in round 13 last year.

Community Cup

Saturday, February 24, Central Coast Stadium, Gosford

Jersey Flegg 2.15pm: Manly v Roosters

Intrust Super Premiership 4.15pm: Blacktown Workers vs Wyong Roos

NRL 6.30pm: Manly v Sydney Roosters

 Sea Eagles team

 1 Tom Trbojevic

 2 Akuila Uate

 3 Matthew Wright

 4 Brian Kelly

 5 Jorge Taufua

 6 Lachlan Croker

 7 Daly Cherry-Evans (c)

 8 Addin Fonua-Blake

 9 Api Koroisau

 10 Martin Taupau

 11 Curtis Sironen

 12 Joel Thompson

 13 Jake Trbojevic

 14 Shaun Lane

 15 Jack Gosiewski

 16 Frank Winterstein

 17 Kelepi Tanginoa

 19 Manase Fainu