18 Sep 2008

Sa passes fitness test

3:32 pm on 18 September 2008

The Sydney Roosters centre Setaimata Sa has passed a fitness test on his injured hip and is expected to play in tomorrow night's NRL semi-final against the Warriors in Auckland.

Sa was put through a searching examination by Roosters training staff before the Kiwi international re-joined his teammates for his first training run of the week.

Sa's inclusion is likely to see 21-year-old utility Rory Kostjasyn denied an NRL debut, though Roosters coach Brad Fittler wouldn't disclose his side's final make-up.

Amos Roberts is expected to start on the wing ahead of Brent Grose though.