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Match Preview | Roosters v Raiders

The Sydney Roosters face a tough test at home in week two of the NRL Finals when they take on the Canberra Raiders this Friday night for a must win Semi Final.

Both teams enter the match knowing all too well that it's a must win scenario at the Sydney Cricket Ground, which will provide fans with plenty of spark between the fourth and fifth seeded sides.

While the Roosters line up after a narrow loss to the Penrith Panthers in last week's Qualifying Final, the Raiders are riding high on the back of an elimination final victory against the Cronulla Sharks.

The winner will advance to the Preliminary Final against the Melbourne Storm in Brisbane next Friday night.

Get in quick to secure your seats to Friday's Semi Final and get behind your Roosters at the SCG. 

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 Daniel Tupou
    Winger for Raiders is number 2 Semi Valemei
  • 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 Jordan Rapana
  • Winger for Roosters is number 5 Brett Morris
    Winger for Raiders is number 5 Nick Cotric
  • 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 14 Siliva Havili
  • Prop for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
    Prop for Raiders is number 16 Hudson Young
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Boyd Cordner
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 John Bateman
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 16 Mitchell Aubusson
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
  • Lock for Roosters is number 13 Isaac Liu
    Lock for Raiders is number 13 Joseph Tapine

Interchange

  • Interchange for Roosters is number 12 Angus Crichton
    Interchange for Raiders is number 9 Tom Starling
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Sitili Tupouniua
    Interchange for Raiders is number 10 Iosia Soliola
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Sonny Bill Williams
    Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Dunamis Lui
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 18 Nat Butcher
    Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Corey Harawira-Naera

Match Officials

  • Referee: Ashley Klein
  • Touch Judge: Chris Butler
  • Touch Judge: Chris Sutton
  • Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy

Last updated:

TEAM NEWS

Roosters: Captain Jake Friend and interchange forward Sonny Bill Williams have both been named to return. Freddy Lussick and Nat Butcher are the players to drop out. 

Raiders: The Raiders came through unscathed against the Sharks and coach Ricky Stuart has named the same 17 players for the do-or-die clash with the Roosters.

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Extended Highlights | Raiders v Roosters

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