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|
|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.
Get to Know - Adam Keighran
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.
The squads to play this Saturday are as follows:
Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James TedescoFullback for Sea Eagles is number 1 Dylan Walker
Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel TupouWinger for Sea Eagles is number 2 Jason Saab
Centre for Roosters is number 3 Josh MorrisCentre for Sea Eagles is number 3 Brad Parker
Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph ManuCentre for Sea Eagles is number 4 Moses Suli
Winger for Roosters is number 5 Brett MorrisWinger for Sea Eagles is number 5 Reuben Garrick
Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Lachlan LamFive-Eighth for Sea Eagles is number 6 Kieran Foran
Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Luke KearyHalfback for Sea Eagles is number 7 Daly Cherry-Evans
Prop for Roosters is number 8 Lindsay CollinsProp for Sea Eagles is number 8 Josh Aloiai
Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Jake FriendHooker for Sea Eagles is number 9 Lachlan Croker
Prop for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua TaukeiahoProp for Sea Eagles is number 10 Martin Taupau
2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Angus Crichton2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 11 Jack Gosiewski
2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Sitili Tupouniua2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 12 Curtis Sironen
Lock for Roosters is number 13 Isaac LiuLock for Sea Eagles is number 13 Jake Trbojevic
Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Adam KeighranInterchange for Sea Eagles is number 14 Tevita Funa
Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Jared Waerea-HargreavesInterchange for Sea Eagles is number 15 Andrew Davey
Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Nat ButcherInterchange for Sea Eagles is number 16 Morgan Boyle
Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Daniel Suluka-FifitaInterchange for Sea Eagles is number 17 Taniela Paseka
- Referee: Chris Sutton
- Touch Judge: Matt Noyen
- Touch Judge: Nick Beashel
- Senior Review Official: Chris Butler