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Match Preview | Roosters v Sea Eagles

The Sydney Roosters are set for a tough challenge in the forwards and a marquee backline match-up when they take on the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles at Leichhardt Oval for Round 2 of the NRL Telstra Premiership.

Both sides will be working hard for wins on Saturday after missing out on competition points in Round 1. 

While Angus Crichton returns for the Roosters, the Sea Eagles remain unchanged from their clash with the Melbourne Storm last Sunday. 

This clash will be the first time that the Roosters have played an NRL match at Leichhardt Oval since 2012. 

GAME INFO
Roosters v Sea Eagles 
Saturday, March 21st
Leichhardt Oval
Kick off: 5:30pm

HASHTAGS: #EastsToWin #NRLRoostersManly
BROADCAST: Fox League (502 on Foxtel), Kayo Sports, NRL App

Last Time We Met The Sea Eagles

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
    Fullback for Sea Eagles is number 1 Tom Trbojevic
  • Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
    Winger for Sea Eagles is number 2 Jorge Taufua
  • Centre for Roosters is number 3 Brett Morris
    Centre for Sea Eagles is number 3 Brad Parker
  • Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
    Centre for Sea Eagles is number 4 Moses Suli
  • Winger for Roosters is number 5 Matt Ikuvalu
    Winger for Sea Eagles is number 5 Reuben Garrick
  • Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Luke Keary
    Five-Eighth for Sea Eagles is number 6 Dylan Walker
  • Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Kyle Flanagan
    Halfback for Sea Eagles is number 7 Daly Cherry-Evans

Forwards

  • Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
    Prop for Sea Eagles is number 8 Addin Fonua-Blake
  • Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Jake Friend
    Hooker for Sea Eagles is number 9 Danny Levi
  • Prop for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
    Prop for Sea Eagles is number 10 Martin Taupau
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Angus Crichton
    2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 11 Joel Thompson
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Mitchell Aubusson
    2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 12 Curtis Sironen
  • Lock for Roosters is number 13 Victor Radley
    Lock for Sea Eagles is number 13 Jake Trbojevic

Interchange

  • Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Sam Verrills
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 14 Lachlan Croker
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Isaac Liu
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 15 Sean Keppie
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Lindsay Collins
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 16 Morgan Boyle
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 19 Poasa Faamausili
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 17 Haumole Olakau'atu

THE MATCH-UPS

James Tedesco mentioned at the start of the year that he will need to be on top of his game to retain his Kangaroos and Blues jerseys due to the amount of great fullbacks in the competition.

Part of the competition he was referring to was none other than Manly's Tom Trbojevic.

This is undoubtedly one of the great match-ups of the season.

Bruising hitters, impactful running and leading with the front foot. 

The Roosters have been able to rely on Jared Waerea-Hargreaves for all three for a number of years, while the Sea Eagles will be looking for the same from Addin Fonua-Blake. 

Both provide plenty of spark for their sides, and they'll need it on Saturday.

THE NUMBERS
Head-to-head: Played 133 | Sea Eagles: 84 wins | Roosters: 47 wins | 2 draws
Previous result: Roosters won 26-18 at Lottoland, Round 2 2019
Last five head-to-head: Roosters won 3, Sea Eagles won 2
2020 results: Sea Eagles: 1 loss | Roosters: 1 loss

BROADCAST

There are a few different ways that fans can watch our Round 2 match.

The broadcast will run through Fox League on Foxtel, while fans with Kayo Sports will be able to stream the match on their preferred device. 

Coverage will kick off from 4:50pm on Fox League.

Telstra customers will have FREE access to all matches of the NRL Telstra Premiership on the NRL App.