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Match Preview | Raiders v Roosters

The Sydney Roosters are set for a blockbuster match-up on Saturday night when they take on the Canberra Raiders on their home turf in Round 17.

There's no disguising the recent history between these two sides, with all three of their 2019 matches coming down to the final possession and their one meeting of 2020 going in favour of the Raiders. 

Sitting in fourth and fifth place respectively, there's plenty at stake when the two sides meet at GIO Stadium with a spot in the top four on the line. 

In the same vein, both sides are running hot winning five of their last six matches since the last time they met.

The Roosters will enjoy some welcomed returns to the line-up in Round 17, with plenty of excitement brewing around the return of Sonny Bill Williams for the first time since 2014. 

Josh Morris | 300 Games of Brilliance

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
    Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
  • Winger for Raiders is number 2 Jordan Rapana
    Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
  • Centre for Raiders is number 3 Jarrod Croker
    Centre for Roosters is number 3 Josh Morris
  • Centre for Raiders is number 5 Nick Cotric
    Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
  • Winger for Raiders is number 21 Semi Valemei
    Winger for Roosters is number 5 Brett Morris
  • Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack Wighton
    Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Luke Keary
  • Halfback for Raiders is number 7 George Williams
    Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Kyle Flanagan

Forwards

  • Prop for Raiders is number 8 Josh Papalii
    Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
  • Hooker for Raiders is number 14 Tom Starling
    Hooker for Roosters is number 14 Freddy Lussick
  • Prop for Raiders is number 10 Ryan Sutton
    Prop for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 John Bateman
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Boyd Cordner
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Sitili Tupouniua
  • Lock for Raiders is number 13 Joseph Tapine
    Lock for Roosters is number 13 Isaac Liu

Interchange

  • Interchange for Raiders is number 9 Siliva Havili
    Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Lindsay Collins
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Dunamis Lui
    Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Nat Butcher
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Hudson Young
    Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Sonny Bill Williams
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Corey Harawira-Naera
    Interchange for Roosters is number 18 Angus Crichton

TEAM NEWS

Raiders: Centre Curtis Scott is being monitored with a leg injury. Matt Timoko is on standby in the reserves. Prop Josh Papalii and hooker Siliva Havili return to the run-on side with Dunamis Lui and Tom Starling back to the bench. Corey Harawira-Naera returns in place of Timoko on the interchange.

Roosters: Luke Keary is set to return from a rib injury in place of Drew Hutchison and Sonny Bill Williams is set to play his first NRL game since 2014 on the bench.

Captain Boyd Cordner will start after getting through his injury comeback last week with Nat Butcher dropping to the interchange while Poasa Faamausili shuffles to the reserves.

Both Angus Crichton and Mitch Aubusson are some chance to return after being listed in the reserves. Centre Josh Morris will make his 300th NRL appearance.

LAST TIME WE MET AT GIO STADIUM

Last Time We Met At GIO Stadium