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Match Preview | Roosters v Raiders

The Sydney Roosters are set to for a blockbuster first Sydney Cricket Ground battle in 2020 when they take on fellow 2020 NRL Grand Finalists, the Canberra Raiders.

Despite the fact that the Roosters and Raiders faced each other in the 2019 Grand Final, the pair met three times in total last season and all three of those battles were tightly contested and physical encounters. 

All three battles finished with the Raiders hunting for points to level the scores or take the lead. 

While both sides are on different paths in 2020, it seems set in stone that these fiercely competitive Clubs will be ready to do battle on Thursday night. 

This will mark the first time that the Raiders have faced the Roosters in Sydney for a regular season match since 2015. 

Captain's Run Media | Round 10

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 Matt Ikuvalu
    Winger for Raiders is number 2 Nick Cotric
  • Centre for Roosters is number 3 Josh Morris
    Centre for Raiders is number 3 Jarrod Croker
  • Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
    Centre for Raiders is number 4 Michael Oldfield
  • 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 Kyle Flanagan
    Halfback for Raiders is number 7 George Williams

Forwards

  • Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
    Prop for Raiders is number 8 Josh Papalii
  • Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Jake Friend
    Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Siliva Havili
  • Prop for Roosters is number 17 Lindsay Collins
    Prop for Raiders is number 10 Dunamis Lui
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Boyd Cordner
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Hudson Young
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Angus Crichton
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
  • Lock for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
    Lock for Raiders is number 15 Kai O'Donnell

Interchange

  • Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Lachlan Lam
    Interchange for Raiders is number 13 Joseph Tapine
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Sitili Tupouniua
    Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Tom Starling
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Mitchell Aubusson
    Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Ryan Sutton
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 20 Isaac Liu
    Interchange for Raiders is number 21 Semi Valemei

TEAM NEWS

Roosters: Brett Morris returns on the right wing, with Matt Ikuvalu retaining his spot and shuffling to the left. Captain Boyd Cordner returns, shuflling Mitch Aubusson to the bench and Poasa Faamausili to the reserves.

Raiders: Hooker Josh Hodgson (knee) and Bailey Simonsson (knee) have joined the injury list, with Siliva Havili and Jordan Rapana starting in their places respectively and Tom Starling and Curtis Scott coming onto the interchange. Joe Tapine has been named to start at lock with Kai O'Donnell reverting to the bench.

LAST TIME WE MET

Last Time We Met The Raiders