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UPDATE: Line Up for Round 1 vs Manly Announced

The Sydney Roosters are proud to announce our line up to take on the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles for this Saturday's blockbuster Round 1 clash at the hallowed Sydney Cricket Ground.

Venue Sydney Cricket Ground
Gates Open 4:30pm
Sydney Roosters vs Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles kick-off 5:30pm

Head Coach Trent Robinson has made his first change to the side, with Matt Ikuvalu and Freddy Lussick both dropping off from the extended bench 24-hours prior to the game's kick-off.

The biggest news for the Tricolours comes as tearaway front rower Lindsay Collins earns a starting spot after an impressive pre-season coming off a victorious State of Origin series with Queensland. 

Young half Lachlan Lam has won the nod to line up at five-eighth, while veteran Isaac Liu will lock up the scrum in the no.13 jersey.

All all-star backline headed by James Tedesco, Daniel Tupou, Joseph Manu and Brett and Josh Morris will be looking to continue their try-scoring form from 2020, with Luke Keary leading the charge in his first game as first-choice halfback. 

Jake Friend will once again lead out the side, joined by Collins, Sio Siua Taukeiaho, Sitili Tupouniua and Angus Crichton in what shapes up as a powerful forward pack. 

New Rooster Adam Keighran will make his Club debut in the famous Red, White and Blue, being named on the interchange bench, and is joined by Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Nat Butcher and young tearaway Daniel Suluka-Fifita. 

Duo Victor Radley and Sam Verrills continue to push for a return to the side in the early rounds of the competition. 

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There will be plenty of matchups to look forward to in this clash, particularly in the halves as Luke Keary and Daly Cherry-Evans lead their respective sides in the no.7 jerseys.

Up front, representative second rower Angus Crichton will be determined to continue his strong trial form when he comes head-to-head with fellow New South Welshman Jake Trbojevic. 

The matchup will be the 146th time the teams have met and the first encounter at the hallowed Sydney Cricket Ground since 1987.

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The squads to play this Saturday are as follows: 

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
    Fullback for Sea Eagles is number 1 Dylan Walker
  • Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
    Winger for Sea Eagles is number 2 Jason Saab
  • Centre for Roosters is number 3 Josh Morris
    Centre for Sea Eagles is number 3 Brad Parker
  • Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
    Centre for Sea Eagles is number 4 Moses Suli
  • Winger for Roosters is number 5 Brett Morris
    Winger for Sea Eagles is number 5 Reuben Garrick
  • Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Lachlan Lam
    Five-Eighth for Sea Eagles is number 6 Kieran Foran
  • Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Luke Keary
    Halfback for Sea Eagles is number 7 Daly Cherry-Evans

Forwards

  • Prop for Roosters is number 8 Lindsay Collins
    Prop for Sea Eagles is number 8 Josh Aloiai
  • Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Jake Friend
    Hooker for Sea Eagles is number 9 Lachlan Croker
  • Prop for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
    Prop for Sea Eagles is number 10 Martin Taupau
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Angus Crichton
    2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 11 Jack Gosiewski
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Sitili Tupouniua
    2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 12 Curtis Sironen
  • Lock for Roosters is number 13 Isaac Liu
    Lock for Sea Eagles is number 13 Jake Trbojevic

Interchange

  • Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Adam Keighran
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 14 Tevita Funa
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 15 Andrew Davey
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Nat Butcher
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 16 Morgan Boyle
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Daniel Suluka-Fifita
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 17 Taniela Paseka

Match Officials

  • Referee: Chris Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Matt Noyen
  • Touch Judge: Nick Beashel
  • Senior Review Official: Chris Butler

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