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.
Roosters v Sea Eagles
Saturday, March 21st
Kick off: 5:30pm
HASHTAGS: #EastsToWin #NRLRoostersManly
BROADCAST: Fox League (502 on Foxtel), Kayo Sports, NRL App
Last Time We Met The Sea Eagles
Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James TedescoFullback for Sea Eagles is number 1 Tom Trbojevic
Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel TupouWinger for Sea Eagles is number 2 Jorge Taufua
Centre for Roosters is number 3 Brett MorrisCentre for Sea Eagles is number 3 Brad Parker
Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph ManuCentre for Sea Eagles is number 4 Moses Suli
Winger for Roosters is number 5 Matt IkuvaluWinger for Sea Eagles is number 5 Reuben Garrick
Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Luke KearyFive-Eighth for Sea Eagles is number 6 Dylan Walker
Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Kyle FlanaganHalfback for Sea Eagles is number 7 Daly Cherry-Evans
Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-HargreavesProp for Sea Eagles is number 8 Addin Fonua-Blake
Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Jake FriendHooker for Sea Eagles is number 9 Danny Levi
Prop for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua TaukeiahoProp for Sea Eagles is number 10 Martin Taupau
2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Angus Crichton2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 11 Joel Thompson
2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Mitchell Aubusson2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 12 Curtis Sironen
Lock for Roosters is number 13 Victor RadleyLock for Sea Eagles is number 13 Jake Trbojevic
Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Sam VerrillsInterchange for Sea Eagles is number 14 Lachlan Croker
Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Isaac LiuInterchange for Sea Eagles is number 15 Sean Keppie
Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Lindsay CollinsInterchange for Sea Eagles is number 16 Morgan Boyle
Interchange for Roosters is number 19 Poasa FaamausiliInterchange for Sea Eagles is number 17 Haumole Olakau'atu
- Referee: Ben Cummins
- Referee: Belinda Sharpe
- Touch Judge: Michael Wise
- Touch Judge: Liam Nicholls
- Video Referee: Ben Galea
- Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy
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.
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
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.