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Match Preview | Roosters v Rabbitohs

The Sydney Roosters are set for a rivalry return to action in Round 3 when they take on the South Sydney Rabbitohs for a blockbuster to kick off the competition resumption. 

While there will be no crowd to soak in the atmosphere of the greatest rivalry, there's no denying the intensity and passion of a battle between the two foundation clubs in the competition. 

This will be the first of two matches between the two clubs this year, with the winner of the two games combined claiming the Ron Coote Cup.

Friday night will mark the first time the two clubs have faced off at Bankwest Stadium and the first time the Roosters will face off against former representative Latrell Mitchell.

While the Roosters are hunting their first two points of the Telstra Premiership season, the Rabbitohs will look to get back on track after a narrow loss to the Broncos in Round 2. 

Team Talk with Craig Fitzgibbon | Round 3

GAME DAY INFO
ROOSTERS V RABBITOHS
Bankwest Stadium
Friday, May 29th
KICK OFF: 7:50PM

HASHTAGS: #EastsToWin #ShowYourTricolours #NRLRoostersSouths
TELEVISED: Channel Nine, Fox League (502 on Foxtel)

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
    Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 1 Latrell Mitchell
  • Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
    Winger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Dane Gagai
  • Centre for Roosters is number 3 Josh Morris
    Centre for Rabbitohs is number 3 Campbell Graham
  • Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
    Centre for Rabbitohs is number 4 Braidon Burns
  • Winger for Roosters is number 5 Brett Morris
    Winger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Alex Johnston
  • Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Luke Keary
    Five-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Troy Dargan
  • Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Kyle Flanagan
    Halfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Adam Reynolds

Forwards

  • Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
    Prop for Rabbitohs is number 8 Tevita Tatola
  • Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Jake Friend
    Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Damien Cook
  • Prop for Roosters is number 17 Lindsay Collins
    Prop for Rabbitohs is number 10 Thomas Burgess
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Boyd Cordner
    2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 11 Jaydn Su'A
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Angus Crichton
    2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 12 Cameron Murray
  • Lock for Roosters is number 13 Victor Radley
    Lock for Rabbitohs is number 13 Liam Knight

Interchange

  • Interchange for Roosters is number 10 Isaac Liu
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 14 Mark Nicholls
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Sam Verrills
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 15 Ethan Lowe
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Sitili Tupouniua
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 16 Bayley Sironen
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Nat Butcher
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 19 Tom Amone

TEAM NEWS

Roosters: Siosiua Taukeiaho has been named in the reserves, while Isaac Liu has been named for his first start of the season. Ryan Hall has been included in the 21-man squad for the first time this season after successfully recovering from a knee injury. Mitchell Aubusson is out for personal reasons, which will see Angus Crichton retain his starting spot in the second row. The Roosters won their only game at Bankwest Stadium (24-16 v Wests Tigers in 2019).

Rabbitohs: Centre James Roberts has been included on an extended bench. Cody Walker has been suspended for two rounds, while Alex Johnston and Troy Dargan join the backline. Bayley Sironen and Patrick Mago are on the interchange with Hame Sele dropping out.

LAST TIME WE MET

Last Time We Met The Rabbitohs