Roosters' Origin stars poised to back up

Steve Zemek
The Roosters expect to have Origin stars like Latrell Mitchell back for their clash with Newcastle

The Sydney Roosters expect to have their full compliment of State of Origin stars for Saturday's NRL clash with Newcastle.

Coach Trent Robinson said Latrell Mitchell, James Tedesco, Boyd Cordner and Dylan Napa would be required to get through Friday's captain's run but was confident they would back up.

They all returned to Roosters HQ at Moore Park on Thursday following NSW's series-opening 22-12 win over Queensland in Melbourne but was wary of injuries setting in as they continue their recovery.

"I expect them all to play in some capacity," Robinson said.

"It's just about getting them in this morning. Often the day after is quite good but two days after we need to check all their bumps and bruises.

"I think the players understand that the reason they're there (in Origin) is because of the players they have surrounded themselves with at club level and they want to repay that. You'll often see a lot of pride go into the games following Origin."

Tedesco returns to his club as the toast of the NRL after his man of the match effort in game one.

As well as being a constant menace around the ruck and taking tough carries out of his own danger zone, Tedesco scored one try, had a hand in another two, ran for a game-high 224 metres, made two linebreaks and busted 13 tackles.

Tedesco took some time to hit full stride since his off-season move from the Wests Tigers, and was considered no certainty to retain his NSW No.1 jumper, however he took his career to a new level on Wednesday night.

"The game before Origin, he broke open the game through the middle of the ruck," Robinson said.

"It's his style of play and he's been doing that here as well."

The Knights face having to bust a long-running hoodoo against the Roosters, with the tri-colours winning their past five and nine of their last 10 games stretching back to 2012.