The Sydney Roosters will play their first match of the NRL Touch Premiership on Sunday afternoon when they face the New Zealand Warriors at Mt Smart Stadium.
This is the first year the Sydney Roosters have been involved in the competition since it's inaugural year in 2018.
Here's what you need to know before kick off!
New Zealand Warriors v Sydney Roosters
Sunday, May 5th @ 12pm
BROADCAST: Fox League and Kayo Sports
(1) Flynn ANGLES-CORKE, (2) Chris BARAKAT, (3) Jaymon BOB, (4) Zach BOUZOUNIS, (5) Harrison GRIFFIN, (6) Jordan HILL, (8) Ferghus KERNAHAN, (10) Tyla LOVE, (11) Glen WALKER, (12) Jamie HAWKE, (13) Raymond WEHBE, (14) Rob McCARTHY (c), (15) Jack WEATHERILL
Coach: Dave Nolan
(1) Kasey DRAGISIC, (3) Stephanie KELLY, (4) Meg MUIR, (5) Kate RYAN, (6) Vienna RANDAL, (7) Nicole SALDERN, (9) Emily REID, (10) Jessica SHANAHAN, (11) Clare VANZINO, (12) Elise WILSON, (13) Rebecca BEATH (c), (15) Chloe WATT
Coach: Mick Lovett
- 30-minute games: The NRL Touch Premiership features a 30-minute men’s game and 30-minute women’s game played as curtain-raisers to NRL games.
- 8 NRL clubs: The tournament has expanded from six NRL clubs in 2018 to eight in 2019, with the Sydney Roosters and the New Zealand Warriors joining the Wests Tigers, Parramatta Eels, Newcastle Knights, Gold Coast Titans, Brisbane Broncos and North Queensland Cowboys.
- 240 elite athletes: Each of the eight NRL clubs will field both an elite women’s and elite men’s touch team, meaning that more than 120 female and 120 male athletes will be competing to win their club a Premiership.
- 26 gamedays: The tournament will also significantly extend in game days – from just seven in 2018 to 26 in 2019.Tapped off 6th April: The tournament will run from April until August, so over five months.
- Broadcast: All Sunday games will be broadcast live on Fox League and Kayo. Other games can be viewed on Kayo and NRL.com. (Note that not all games will be broadcasted, but the majority will be, and Kayo will be the only place that people can view all broadcasted games – live and on-demand.)
- 48% female participants: There’s almost an even gender split in touch football participation – 48% women, 52% men.