Match Preview | Roosters v Warriors

The Sydney Roosters are set for a tough challenge in Round 22 when they go up against the fast finishing warriors at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday afternoon.

Sunday will mark the first time that the two clubs will meet at the Sydney Cricket Ground. 

While the Roosters look to firm themselves in the top four heading into the finals, the Warriors look to snatch a spot in the top eight after a gritty win over the Sea Eagles in Round 21.

GAME INFO
Sydney Roosters v New Zealand Warriors
Sunday, August 18th
Sydney Cricket Ground

Gates: 11.45am
Women’s NRL Touch: 12.00pm (Broncos v Eels)
Men’s NRL Touch: 12:40pm (Cowboys v Knights)
NRL Kick Off: 2pm

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KEY MATCH-UPS

JAMES TEDESCO V ROGER TUIVASA-SHECK

COOPER CRONK V BLAKE GREEN

2019 KEY STATS
TRIES: 
Roosters 88 (1st), Warriors 62 (8th)
LINE BREAKS: 
Roosters 91 (2nd), Warriors 84 (3rd)
40/20S: 
Roosters 4 (1st), Warriors 2 (3rd)
LINE BREAK ASSISTS: 
Roosters 63 (2nd), Warriors 53 (6th)

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
    Fullback for Warriors is number 1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
  • Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
    Winger for Warriors is number 2 Adam Pompey
  • Centre for Roosters is number 3 Latrell Mitchell
    Centre for Warriors is number 3 Peta Hiku
  • Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
    Centre for Warriors is number 4 Gerard Beale
  • Winger for Roosters is number 5 Brett Morris
    Winger for Warriors is number 5 Ken Maumalo
  • Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Luke Keary
    Five-Eighth for Warriors is number 6 Chanel Harris-Tavita
  • Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Cooper Cronk
    Halfback for Warriors is number 7 Blake Green

Forwards

  • Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
    Prop for Warriors is number 8 Agnatius Paasi
  • Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Sam Verrills
    Hooker for Warriors is number 9 Jazz Tevaga
  • Prop for Roosters is number 10 Isaac Liu
    Prop for Warriors is number 10 Leeson Ah Mau
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Angus Crichton
    2nd Row for Warriors is number 11 Adam Blair
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Mitchell Aubusson
    2nd Row for Warriors is number 12 Isaiah Papali'i
  • Lock for Roosters is number 13 Victor Radley
    Lock for Warriors is number 13 Lachlan Burr

Interchange

  • Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Nat Butcher
    Interchange for Warriors is number 15 Sam Lisone
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Zane Tetevano
    Interchange for Warriors is number 16 Bunty Afoa
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Poasa Faamausili
    Interchange for Warriors is number 17 Ligi Sao
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Sitili Tupouniua
    Interchange for Warriors is number 18 Kodi Nikorima

Captain Boyd Cordner remains in contention to return from a minor calf strain leading into kick off. 

HEAD TO HEAD: Played 40, Warriors 22, Roosters 17, Drawn 1

LAST FIVE
Roosters defeat Warriors 32-0 @ Mt Smart Stadium (2018)
Warriors defeat Roosters 30-6 @ Allianz Stadium (2018)
Warriors defeat Roosters 14-13 @ Mt Smart Stadium (2017)
Warriors defeat Roosters 12-10 @ Mt Smart Stadium (2016)
Roosters defeat Warriors 24-0 @ Allianz Stadium (2015)