Match Preview | Raiders v Roosters

The Sydney Roosters are set for a huge challenge on Sunday afternoon when they face the Canberra Raiders on enemy ground in a top four battle just five weeks out from the 2019 NRL finals series.

It's 2nd place against 3rd place in a battle that we could see again before the season is over. 

Both teams are on winning streaks, with the Roosters winning their last three and the Raiders currently sitting on four straight wins.

GAME DAY INFO
RAIDERS V ROOSTERS
GIO STADIUM
Sunday, August 11th
NRL KICK OFF: 2PM

HASHTAGS: #EastsToWin #NRLRaidersRoosters
TELEVISED: Fox League (502 on Foxtel)

KEY MATCH-UPS

JAMES TEDESCO V CHARNZE NICOLL-KLOKSTAD

2019 STATS
TRIES:
Tedesco 12  | Nicoll-Klokstad 10
TACKLE BREAKS:
Tedesco 113 | Nicoll-Klokstad 83
TRY ASSISTS:
Tedesco 8 | Nicoll-Klokstad 1

LUKE KEARY V JACK WIGHTON

2019 STATS
TRIES:
Keary 1 | Wighton 67
TRY ASSISTS: Keary 17 | Wighton 3

JARED WAEREA-HARGREAVES V JOSH PAPALII

2019 KEY STATS
POINTS:
Roosters 487 (2nd), Raiders 435 (3rd)
LINE BREAKS: Roosters 88 (2nd), Raiders 73 (7th)
40/20S: Roosters 4, Raiders 4 (both 1st)
INTERCEPTS: Roosters 8 (3rd), Raiders 7 (4th)

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
    Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
  • Winger for Raiders is number 2 Bailey Simonsson
    Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
  • Centre for Raiders is number 3 Jarrod Croker
    Centre for Roosters is number 3 Latrell Mitchell
  • Centre for Raiders is number 4 Nick Cotric
    Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
  • Winger for Raiders is number 5 Jordan Rapana
    Winger for Roosters is number 5 Brett Morris
  • Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack Wighton
    Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Luke Keary
  • Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Aidan Sezer
    Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Cooper Cronk

Forwards

  • Prop for Raiders is number 8 Josh Papalii
    Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
  • Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Josh Hodgson
    Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Sam Verrills
  • Prop for Raiders is number 10 Iosia Soliola
    Prop for Roosters is number 15 Zane Tetevano
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 John Bateman
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Angus Crichton
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Mitchell Aubusson
  • Lock for Raiders is number 13 Joseph Tapine
    Lock for Roosters is number 13 Victor Radley

Interchange

  • Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Siliva Havili
    Interchange for Roosters is number 10 Isaac Liu
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Dunamis Lui
    Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Nat Butcher
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Corey Horsburgh
    Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Poasa Faamausili
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Ryan Sutton
    Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Sitili Tupouniua

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves returns to the line-up after serving a one match suspension, while Joseph Leilua is in the running to return for the Raiders.

HEAD TO HEAD: Played 63, Roosters 34, Raiders 28

LAST FIVE
Roosters defeat Knights 30-24 @ Suncorp Stadium (2019)
Raiders defeat Roosters 14-12 @ GIO Stadium (2018)
Raiders defeat Roosters 24-16 @ GIO Stadium (2017)
Raiders defeat Roosters 21-20 @ GIO Stadium (2016)
Roosters defeat Raiders 34-6 @ Allianz Stadium (2015)