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Match Preview | Wests Tigers v Roosters

The Sydney Roosters are on the road in Round 15 for their first match against the Wests Tigers in 2020 and their first at Leichhardt since the 2012 NRL season. 

Recent history will tell you that these two sides match up well, with four of their last five decided by six points or less. 

While the Roosters look to return to their winning ways in Round 15, the Wests Tigers look to string their second in a row. 

Let's take a look at all the key numbers and video heading into Saturday's match.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Adam Doueihi
    Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
    Winger for Roosters is number 2 Matt Ikuvalu
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Joseph Leilua
    Centre for Roosters is number 3 Josh Morris
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Moses Mbye
    Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Tommy Talau
    Winger for Roosters is number 5 Brett Morris
  • Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Luke Brooks
    Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Drew Hutchison
  • Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Benji Marshall
    Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Kyle Flanagan

Forwards

  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 Josh Aloiai
    Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
  • Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Jacob Liddle
    Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Jake Friend
  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Russell Packer
    Prop for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Luke Garner
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Sitili Tupouniua
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luciano Leilua
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Nat Butcher
  • Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Matthew Eisenhuth
    Lock for Roosters is number 13 Isaac Liu

Interchange

  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Elijah Taylor
    Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Freddy Lussick
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Josh Reynolds
    Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Poasa Faamausili
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 18 Alex Twal
    Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Daniel Fifita
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 19 Thomas Mikaele
    Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Lindsay Collins

TEAM NEWS

Wests Tigers: An unchanged 17 from Round 14, but forwards Alex Twal (sternum) and Thomas Mikaele (knee) are in the frame to return from injury after being named among the reserves.

Roosters: Brett Morris and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves are set to return from injury in place of Christian Tuipulotu and Mitch Aubusson with Nat Butcher shifting to the second row. Freddy Lussick has been named to make his NRL debut on the bench. 

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Extended Highlights | Wests Tigers v Roosters

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BONUS HIGHLIGHT

The last time the Roosters faced the Wests Tigers at Leichhardt Oval, Anthony Minichiello pulled off one of the greatest one-on-one steals of all time. 

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