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UPDATE: Line Up for Round 3 vs  Rabbitohs Announced

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 Victor Radley has been withdrawn from the squad for precautionary reasons after presenting with a minor shoulder complaint at the teams Captain’s Run.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. 

Venue Stadium Australia
Gates Open 5:25pm
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. 

So make sure to grab your tickets here, become a True Rooster and cheer on the Red, White and Blue on Friday night!

The squads to play this Friday are as follows: 

 

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 1 Latrell Mitchell
    Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
  • Winger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Alex Johnston
    Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
  • Centre for Rabbitohs is number 3 Dane Gagai
    Centre for Roosters is number 3 Josh Morris
  • Centre for Rabbitohs is number 4 Campbell Graham
    Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
  • Winger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Josh Mansour
    Winger for Roosters is number 5 Brett Morris
  • Five-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Cody Walker
    Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Lachlan Lam
  • Halfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Adam Reynolds
    Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Luke Keary

Forwards

  • Prop for Rabbitohs is number 8 Thomas Burgess
    Prop for Roosters is number 8 Lindsay Collins
  • Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Damien Cook
    Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Freddy Lussick
  • Prop for Rabbitohs is number 10 Tevita Tatola
    Prop for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
  • 2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 11 Keaon Koloamatangi
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Angus Crichton
  • 2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 12 Jaydn Su'A
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Sitili Tupouniua
  • Lock for Rabbitohs is number 13 Cameron Murray
    Lock for Roosters is number 13 Isaac Liu

Interchange

  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 14 Benji Marshall
    Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 15 Mark Nicholls
    Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Daniel Suluka-Fifita
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 16 Patrick Mago
    Interchange for Roosters is number 18 Drew Hutchison
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 17 Jai Arrow
    Interchange for Roosters is number 21 Fletcher Baker

Match Officials

  • Referee: Ashley Klein
  • Touch Judge: Dave Munro
  • Touch Judge: Todd Smith
  • Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy

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