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Match Preview | Roosters v Sharks

The Sydney Roosters will face the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks for the first time in 2020 on Saturday night for the second last match of the regular season.

Both sides will be playing finals football in 2020, which makes Saturday's match a good challenge as they prepare for their respective runs. 

Round 19 will mark the first time that these two sides have gone toe-to-toe since Round 5 of the 2019 NRL Telstra Premiership season, marking more than 17 months since their last encounter. 

While the Roosters are running hot off a big win against the Newcastle Knights, the Sharks are buzzing from an exciting win against the New Zealand Warriors. 

Both sides know how to turn on the razzle dazzle in attack, making Saturday an exciting match-up between the third and eighth placed teams on the NRL ladder.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Roosters is number 1 Joseph Manu
    Fullback for Sharks is number 1 William Kennedy
  • Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
    Winger for Sharks is number 2 Sione Katoa
  • Centre for Roosters is number 3 Josh Morris
    Centre for Sharks is number 3 Josh Dugan
  • Centre for Roosters is number 4 Mitchell Aubusson
    Centre for Sharks is number 4 Jesse Ramien
  • Winger for Roosters is number 5 Brett Morris
    Winger for Sharks is number 5 Ronaldo Mulitalo
  • Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Luke Keary
    Five-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Connor Tracey
  • Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Kyle Flanagan
    Halfback for Sharks is number 7 Shaun Johnson

Forwards

  • Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
    Prop for Sharks is number 8 Braden Hamlin-Uele
  • Hooker for Roosters is number 14 Freddy Lussick
    Hooker for Sharks is number 9 Blayke Brailey
  • Prop for Roosters is number 10 Lindsay Collins
    Prop for Sharks is number 10 Aaron Woods
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Sitili Tupouniua
    2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Briton Nikora
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 15 Angus Crichton
    2nd Row for Sharks is number 12 Siosifa Talakai
  • Lock for Roosters is number 13 Isaac Liu
    Lock for Sharks is number 13 Toby Rudolf

Interchange

  • Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Nat Butcher
    Interchange for Sharks is number 15 Jack Williams
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Sonny Bill Williams
    Interchange for Sharks is number 16 Andrew Fifita
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 18 Poasa Faamausili
    Interchange for Sharks is number 17 Royce Hunt
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 19 Drew Hutchison
    Interchange for Sharks is number 18 Scott Sorensen

TEAM NEWS

Roosters: Joseph Manu will start at fullback, Mitch Aubusson will play his club record-breaking game at right centre and Freddy Lussick is recalled to the bench.

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves returns in the front row with Lindsay Collins, while Angus Crichton will return to the interchange bench.

Sharks: Unchanged after last week's match against the Warriors. The Sharks will make their first appearance at the SCG since 1987.

LAST TIME WE MET

Extended Highlights | Sharks v Roosters

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