UPDATE: Roosters announce 19-man squad
Trent Robinson has updated his 19-man squad. Victor Radley has been withdrawn from the squad for precautionary reasons after presenting with a minor shoulder complaint at the teams Captain’s Run. Drew Hutchison will move to the bench and Sam Walker will drop off the team sheet. Matt Ikuvalu and Fletcher Baker remain ready in reserves.
Published: 23 March 2021;
The Sydney Roosters are proud to announce the line up to take on the South Sydney Rabbitohs for this Friday night's Round 3 double-header blockbuster at Stadium Australia.
The Tricolours welcome back Angus Crichton from a one-match suspension, while Victor Radley has been named to make his long-awaited return from an ACL rupture sustained in mid-2020.
|North Sydney Bears vs South Sydney Rabbitohs NSW Cup kick-off:||5:40pm|
|Sydney Roosters vs South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL kick-off:||8:05pm|
Trent Robinson has retained the majority of his side from last Sunday's victory over the Wests Tigers, with Crichton and Radley coming in for Drew Hutchison and rookie Fletcher Baker, while Nat Butcher reverts to the interchange bench.
The Red, White and Blue will be looking to win their first three games in a row for the first time since 2017 as they enter the first leg of the Ron Coote Cup, while Members and fans will also be able to watch the next generation of Roosters in action as feeder club North Sydney Bears take on the Rabbitohs in the Knock On Effect NSW Cup game at 5:40pm.
All eyes will no doubt be looking over the matchup between James Tedesco and Latrell Mitchell, with both fullbacks providing plenty of highlights between them in the opening few rounds of the season, while halfbacks Luke Keary and Adam Reynolds will also be determined to guide their respective teams to victory.
If you can't cheer on the Tricolours at Stadium Australia, you're in luck - as Roosters Members and fans are invited to the official opening of Artie’s Sports Bar – named after Roosters legend Arthur Beetson - at Easts Bondi Junction.
Media personality Gus Worland and Roosters legend Anthony Minichiello will get everyone pumped up for the big clash against the Rabbitohs with pre-game analysis, with live music after the game also part of the night's entertainment.
The squads to play this Friday are as follows:
Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 1 Latrell MitchellFullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
Winger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Alex JohnstonWinger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
Centre for Rabbitohs is number 3 Dane GagaiCentre for Roosters is number 3 Josh Morris
Centre for Rabbitohs is number 4 Campbell GrahamCentre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
Winger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Josh MansourWinger for Roosters is number 5 Brett Morris
Five-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Cody WalkerFive-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Lachlan Lam
Halfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Adam ReynoldsHalfback for Roosters is number 7 Luke Keary
Prop for Rabbitohs is number 8 Thomas BurgessProp for Roosters is number 8 Lindsay Collins
Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Damien CookHooker for Roosters is number 9 Freddy Lussick
Prop for Rabbitohs is number 10 Tevita TatolaProp for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 11 Keaon Koloamatangi2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Angus Crichton
2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 12 Jaydn Su'A2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Sitili Tupouniua
Lock for Rabbitohs is number 13 Cameron MurrayLock for Roosters is number 13 Isaac Liu
Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 14 Benji MarshallInterchange for Roosters is number 15 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 15 Mark NichollsInterchange for Roosters is number 17 Daniel Suluka-Fifita
Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 16 Patrick MagoInterchange for Roosters is number 18 Drew Hutchison
Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 17 Jai ArrowInterchange for Roosters is number 21 Fletcher Baker
- Referee: Ashley Klein
- Touch Judge: Dave Munro
- Touch Judge: Todd Smith
- Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy