Match Preview | Roosters v Knights

The Sydney Roosters return to the SCG in Round 18 for a rematch with the Newcastle Knights. 

Both sides will be looking to return to the winners list in 2019 and continue their run towards the finals with just eight matches remaining in the Telstra Premiership season.

Captain Boyd Cordner and James Tedesco both return to the squad in Round 18, while the Knights young star Kalyn Ponga returns for the Knights for the first time since State Of Origin II.

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GAME DETAILS
Sydney Roosters (4th) V Newcastle Knights (7th)
Saturday, July 20th
Sydney Cricket Ground
KICK OFF: 3PM

KEY MATCH- UPS
James Tedesco v Kalyn Ponga
Cooper Cronk v Mitchell Pearce
Jared Waerea-Hargreaves v David Klemmer

2019 KEY STATS
POINTS: Roosters 371 (2nd), Knights 335 (6th)
TRY ASSISTS: Roosters 49 (1st), Knights 33 (12th
40/20 KICKS: Roosters 4 (1st) Knights 0
PENALTIES CONCEDED: Roosters 102 (9th), Knights 130 (1st)

Match: Roosters v Knights

Round 18 -

Full Time
Roosters

Home Team

Roosters

Scored 48 points
Knights

Away Team

Knights

Scored 10 points

Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground

Match broadcasters:

  • Foxtel
  • LIVE PASS
  • KAYO

SQUADS 

ROOSTERS: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Latrell Mitchell 4. Joseph Manu 5. Ryan Hall 6. Luke Keary 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Jake Friend 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Boyd Cordner 12. Mitchell Aubusson
13. Victor Radley Interchange 14. Isaac Liu 15. Nat Butcher 16. Angus Crichton
17. Brett Morris 18. Lindsay Collins 19. Sitili Tupouniua 20. Poasa Faamausili 
21. Lachlan Lam

KNIGHTS: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Hymel Hunt 3. Tautau Moga 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall 6. Kurt Mann 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. Daniel Saifiti 9. Danny Levi 10. David Klemmer 11. Mitchell Barnett 12. Sione Mata’utia 13. Tim Glasby Interchange 14. Connor Watson 15. James Gavet 16. Herman Ese’ese 17. Jamie Buhrer 18. Jacob Saifiti 19. Josh King 20. Mason Lino 21. Aidan Guerra

HEAD TO HEAD: Played 53, Roosters 31, Knights 20, drawn 2

LAST FIVE
Knights defeat Roosters 38-12 @ McDonald Jones Stadium (2019)
Roosters defeat Knights 18-16 @ McDonald Jones Stadium (2018)
Roosters defeat Knights 38-8 @ Allianz Stadium (2018)
Roosters defeat Knights 28-4 @ Allianz Stadium (2017)
Roosters defeat Knights 24-6 @ McDonald Jones Stadium (2017)