Roosters to swing axe at selection

Andrew Hooper, one of the Roosters' best on Sunday, hands out instruction.

Andrew Hooper, one of the Roosters' best on Sunday, hands out instruction.

North Ballarat Roosters coach Marc Greig has signaled significant change to the team following its 188-point drubbing at the hands of Richmond on Sunday.

Greig said the club would look to find an even balance between allowing the playing group to “jell” together, but equally the weekend’s performance would not be swept under the carpet.

“We’ll certainly be making changes to the team, we don’t let a game like that go unnoticed,” Greig said.

“But we’ve got to play footy together and jell together.

“We’ve got to understand each other’s strengths and weaknesses.”

The Roosters lost Oliver Tate early in the second term with hamstring tightness – he will be assessed during the week – while many players were cramping late in the match. While a number of players are in line to return from injury.

North Ballarat Roosters will be hoping to respond against last year’s minor premiers Casey Demons under lights next Saturday as it travels to Casey Fields.