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.

Match: Roosters v Raiders

Grand Final -

Full Time
Roosters

Home Team

Roosters

Scored 14 points
Raiders

Away Team

Raiders

Scored 8 points

Venue: ANZ Stadium, Sydney

Match broadcasters:

  • Nine Network

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)

Team Lists

Backs

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

Forwards

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

Interchange

  • Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Angus Crichton
    Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Bailey Simonsson
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Nat Butcher
    Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Emre Guler
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Siosiua Taukeiaho
    Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Corey Horsburgh
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 20 Jake Friend
    Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Dunamis Lui

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)

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