A majority of the Sydney Roosters NRL squad will take the field against the Canberra Raiders this Saturday 27 February at Seiffert Oval in the Club's final trial for 2021.
Kicking off at 4pm, the 21-man squad will feature a mixture of experience and youth, with Lachlan Lam and Drew Hutchison lining up in the halves together for the first time as Victor Radley and Sam Verrills continue their ACL rehabilitation.
Experienced campaigners Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Jake Friend, Sio Siua Taukeiaho and Isaac Liu will start in the forward pack for their first games of the year, supported by breakaway backrowers Angus Crichton and Sitili Tupouniua.
An extended bench will feature a mixture of first-graders, new recruits and young up-and-comers, with Nat and Egan Butcher, Adam Keighran, Daniel Suluka-Fifita, Lindsay Collins, Matt Ikuvalu, Sam Walker and Freddy Lussick looking to impress the Roosters coaching staff ahead of the Club's Round 1 blockbuster against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
|Venue||Seiffert Oval, Queanbeyan|
|North Sydney Bears vs Canberra Raiders Kick-Off||2:00pm||Streamed on Roosters.com.au|
|Sydney Roosters vs Canberra Raiders Kick-Off||4:00pm||Streamed on Roosters.com.au|
Before the NRL match, the North Sydney Bears (Roosters NSW Cup feeder club) will play a trial against the Raiders at 2pm, with the squad featuring a number of NRL squad members such as Sam Walker, Freddy Lussick, Fletcher Baker, Egan Butcher and Joseph Suaalii.
The match also marks the first time the Roosters and Raiders will play at Seiffert Oval since 1989.
Roosters Club Members have received an email to purchase tickets for the match, however, please note that tickets will be limited to 2000, so make sure you get in quick or activate your Membership and become a True Rooster!
Both matches will be streamed on Roosters.com.au
The Sydney Roosters team to take on the Canberra Raiders is as follows:
|10||Sio Siua Taukeiaho|
The North Sydney Bears to take on the Canberra Raiders is as follows: