Are the chooks cooked?
That’s the questions many rugby league fans are asking at the midway point of the NRL season as the Sydney Roosters endure an underwhelming season.
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After 14 rounds, the Roosters are in ninth on the ladder but are only two wins behind competition frontrunners the Panthers and Broncos.
The Roosters have a 6-6 win-loss record but have looked nothing like the team that won back-to-back premierships in 2018-19.
Injuries to Sam Walker have kept the young gun out of the line-up and forced a reshuffle in the halves, with Joey Manu moving from the centre to five-eighth.
Manu enjoyed a career-best season last year and was named at centre in the Dally M team of the year.
But the 26-year-old’s move to the No. 6 jersey in the halves…