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Grand Final Preview | Roosters v Raiders

The Sydney Roosters are set for their biggest challenge of 2019 when they go head-to-head with the Canberra Raiders on the NRL's biggest stage on Sunday night at ANZ Stadium.

With two tight contests already this season, we're set for another blockbuster for the final NRL battle of 2019 and with the ultimate prize on the line. 

Ahead of what's set to be a sold out and classic NRL Grand Final, let's take a look at some of the key numbers, match-ups and history between these two Clubs.

Last Time We Met At GIO Stadium

The Last Time We Met the Canberra Raiders was in the Nation's Capital on a Sunday afternoon in front a big and hostile crowd at GIO Stadium. 

GAME INFO
NRL Grand Final
Sydney Roosters v Canberra Raiders
Sunday, October 6th
ANZ Stadium
Gates Open: 1.15pm
NRL Intrust Super State Grand Final: 1:35pm
NRLW Grand Final: 4:05pm
NRL Grand Final: 7:30pm

TELEVISED: Channel Nine
HASHTAGS: #EastsToWin #ShoutTheCry #NRLRoostersRaiders #NRLGF

KEY MATCH-UPS

James Tedesco v Charnze Niccol-Klokstad

Tries: Tedesco 17, Niccol-Klokstad 11
Tackle breaks: Tedesco 23, Niccol-Klokstad 101
Run metres: Tedesco 4,729, Nicoll-Klokstad 4,315

Luke Keary v Jack Wighton

Try assists: Keary 22, Wighton 5
Line breaks: Keary 5, Wighton 8
Forced dropouts: Keary 14, Wighton 14

2019 KEY STATS
Tries: Roosters 116 (1st), Raiders 93 (5th)
Try assists: Roosters 89 (1st), Raiders 48 (11th)
Linebreaks: Roosters 127 (2nd), Raiders 95 (6th)
Tackle breaks: Roosters 855 (5th), Raiders 846 (6th)
40/20 kicks: Roosters 5 (1st), Raiders 4 (2nd)

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves returns to the line-up after serving a one match suspension, while Captain Jake Friend remains in contention to return.

HEAD TO HEAD: Played 62, Roosters 34, Raiders 28

LAST FIVE
Roosters defeat Raiders 22-18 @ GIO Stadium (2019)
Roosters defeat Raiders 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)

NRL grand final media conference

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