The Sydney Roosters are proud to announce the line up to take on the Wests Tigers for this Sunday's Round 2 double-header clash at Campbelltown Sports Stadium.
Following an update from the NSWRL, gates will now open at 3:00pm, with the Bears match has been moved from 1:40pm to 6:20pm, which will be played directly after the NRL match.
Trent Robinson has cut his side down to 19 with Sam Walker and Egan Butcher retained, while Matt Ikuvalu and Tuku Hau Tapuha drop off.
|Venue||Campbelltown Sports Stadium|
|Sydney Roosters vs Wests Tigers NRL kick-off||4:05pm|
|North Sydney Bears vs Western Suburbs Magpies NSW Cup kick-off||6:20pm|
Roosters Members and supporters will be treated to two matches on Sunday afternoon, as the North Sydney Bears take on the Western Suburbs Magpies in Round 2 of Knock On Effect NSW Cup clash at 6:20pm following the NRL match.
In the NRL clash between the Roosters and Wests Tigers, a majority of the side stays intact from last Saturday's landslide victory over the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, with Freddy Lussick and Nat Butcher replacing Jake Friend (HIA) and Angus Crichton (Suspension) respectively. Drew Hutchison has been added to Trent Robinson's interchange bench as a utility.
The Roosters backline will look to continue their try-scoring ways, with Brett Morris scoring his eleventh career treble on the weekend, while fellow hat-trick hero James Tedesco has been named co-captain alongside Luke Keary.
Tricolours Full Of Praise For Hat-Trick Heroes
Easts return to Campbelltown Sports Stadium for the first time since Round 14 2017, where the Tricolours blew away their opponents 40-18 and will be looking to extend their form against the Wests Tigers, having won the previous four clashes.
The home side will be looking to avenge their Round 1 loss against the Canberra Raiders, and will welcome back Adam Doueihi from suspension in a boost to their line up.
Despite the contrasting Round 1 results, there are a number of enticing matchups to look forward to on Sunday afternoon, particularly in the engine room as countrymen Siosiua Taukeiaho and James Tamou face off up front, while international representatives Daniel Tupou and David Nofoaluma go toe-to-toe on the wing.
Young five-eighths Lachlan Lam and Doueihi will come up against one another for the first time, with both 22-year-olds looking to stamp their mark alongside their more experienced halves partners.
The matchup will be the 37th meeting between the Sydney Roosters and Wests Tigers, and just the seventh at Campbelltown Sports Stadium.
The squads to play this Sunday are as follows:
Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Daine LaurieFullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David NofoalumaWinger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Joseph LeiluaCentre for Roosters is number 3 Josh Morris
Centre for Wests Tigers is number 17 Tommy TalauCentre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Asu KepaoaWinger for Roosters is number 5 Brett Morris
Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Adam DoueihiFive-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Lachlan Lam
Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke BrooksHalfback for Roosters is number 7 Luke Keary
Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 James TamouProp for Roosters is number 8 Lindsay Collins
Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Jacob LiddleHooker for Roosters is number 9 Freddy Lussick
Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Joe OfahengaueProp for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Luciano Leilua2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Nat Butcher
2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luke Garner2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Sitili Tupouniua
Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Alex TwalLock for Roosters is number 13 Isaac Liu
Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Moses MbyeInterchange for Roosters is number 14 Drew Hutchison
Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Thomas MikaeleInterchange for Roosters is number 15 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Stefano UtoikamanuInterchange for Roosters is number 16 Fletcher Baker
Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 20 Michael Chee KamInterchange for Roosters is number 17 Daniel Suluka-Fifita
- Referee: Adam Gee
- Touch Judge: Jon Stone
- Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
- Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy