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
Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James TedescoFullback for Raiders is number 1 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
Winger for Roosters is number 2 Matt IkuvaluWinger for Raiders is number 2 Nick Cotric
Centre for Roosters is number 3 Josh MorrisCentre for Raiders is number 3 Jarrod Croker
Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph ManuCentre for Raiders is number 4 Michael Oldfield
Winger for Roosters is number 5 Brett MorrisWinger for Raiders is number 5 Jordan Rapana
Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Luke KearyFive-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack Wighton
Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Kyle FlanaganHalfback for Raiders is number 7 George Williams
Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-HargreavesProp for Raiders is number 8 Josh Papalii
Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Jake FriendHooker for Raiders is number 9 Siliva Havili
Prop for Roosters is number 17 Lindsay CollinsProp for Raiders is number 10 Dunamis Lui
2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Boyd Cordner2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Hudson Young
2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Angus Crichton2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
Lock for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua TaukeiahoLock for Raiders is number 15 Kai O'Donnell
Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Lachlan LamInterchange for Raiders is number 13 Joseph Tapine
Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Sitili TupouniuaInterchange for Raiders is number 14 Tom Starling
Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Mitchell AubussonInterchange for Raiders is number 16 Ryan Sutton
Interchange for Roosters is number 20 Isaac LiuInterchange for Raiders is number 21 Semi Valemei
- Referee: Gerard Sutton
- Touch Judge: Dave Munro
- Touch Judge: Todd Smith
- Video Referee: Ben Galea
- Senior Review Official: Jared Maxwell
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.
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