Match Preview | Roosters v Storm

The Sydney Roosters are set for an exciting challenge in the Preliminary Finals when they go up against the Minor Premiers in a do-or-die battle at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

While the Roosters will come into Saturday night with fresh legs, the Melbourne Storm roll through with some momentum after a big Semi Final win over the Eels. 

The last time they played in the Finals was on the biggest stage in the NRL, and you can bet the intensity on this occasion will have a similar feel. 

MATCH INFO
NRL Preliminary Final:
Sydney Roosters (2) v Melbourne Storm (1)
Saturday, September 28th
Sydney Cricket Ground
Gates: 4.45pm
NRLW Kick Off: 5.05pm, Brisbane Broncos v NZ Warriors
KICK OFF: 7:40pm

TELEVISED: Channel Nine and Fox League (502 on Foxtel)
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KEY MATCH-UPS 

Keary v Munster

Try assists: Keary 22, Munster 15
Player in support: Keary 393, Munster 262

Taukeiaho v Asofa-Solomona

2019 KEY STATS
POINTS: Roosters 657 (2nd), Storm 673 (1st)
TRIES: Roosters 114 (1st), Storm 112 (2nd)
LINE BREAKS: Roosters 123 (2nd), Storm 127 (1st)
TRY ASSISTS: Roosters 90 (1st), Storm 81 (2nd)

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
    Fullback for Storm is number 1 Ryan Papenhuyzen
  • Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
    Winger for Storm is number 17 Will Chambers
  • Centre for Roosters is number 3 Latrell Mitchell
    Centre for Storm is number 3 Curtis Scott
  • Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
    Centre for Storm is number 4 Justin Olam
  • Winger for Roosters is number 5 Brett Morris
    Winger for Storm is number 5 Josh Addo-Carr
  • Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Luke Keary
    Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Cameron Munster
  • Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Cooper Cronk
    Halfback for Storm is number 7 Jahrome Hughes

Forwards

  • Prop for Roosters is number 8 Isaac Liu
    Prop for Storm is number 8 Jesse Bromwich
  • Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Sam Verrills
    Hooker for Storm is number 9 Cameron Smith
  • Prop for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
    Prop for Storm is number 10 Nelson Asofa-Solomona
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Boyd Cordner
    2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Felise Kaufusi
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Mitchell Aubusson
    2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Kenneath Bromwich
  • Lock for Roosters is number 13 Victor Radley
    Lock for Storm is number 13 Dale Finucane

Interchange

  • Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Angus Crichton
    Interchange for Storm is number 14 Brandon Smith
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Zane Tetevano
    Interchange for Storm is number 15 Tui Kamikamica
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Nat Butcher
    Interchange for Storm is number 16 Max King
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Lindsay Collins
    Interchange for Storm is number 21 Sandor Earl

HEAD TO HEAD: Played 38, Roosters 17, Storm 21

LAST FIVE
Storm defeat Roosters 14-12 @ Adelaide Oval (2019)
Roosters defeat Storm 21-20 @ AAMI Park (2019)
Roosters defeat Storm 21-6 @ ANZ Stadium (2018)
Storm defeat Storm 9-8 @ Adelaide Oval (2018)
Storm defeat Roosters 16-13 @ AAMI Park (2017)