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UPDATE: Line Up for Round 4 vs Warriors Announced

UPDATE: Roosters announce 19-man squad

Trent Robinson has trimmed his side to take on the Warriors this Easter Sunday, with Joseph Suaalii and Tuku Hau Tapuha dropping off from the extended bench. Egan Butcher and Ben Marschke remain as the reserves. 

 

Originally Published: 23 March 2021;

The Sydney Roosters are proud to announce the line up to take on the New Zealand Warriors for the Round 4 Easter Sunday match as the Tricolours return to the historic Sydney Cricket Ground.

The changes to Trent Robinson's side will see fan-favourite players returning to the line up, while a handful of prospects have the opportunity to create history and make their NRL debut in the Red, White and Blue. 

Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground
Gates Open: 5:15pm
Sydney Roosters vs New Zealand Warriors NRL kick-off: 6:15pm

Isaac Liu shifts up front at prop while Victor Radley returns to the starting side at lock for his first NRL match since mid-2020. 

Sydney Roosters Members and supporters will have the chance to see Sam Walker make his much-anticipated NRL debut after being named at halfback alongside Drew Hutchison, having impressed for North Sydney in the first few rounds of the Knock On Effect NSW Cup. 

Matt Ikuvalu has been named to fill the utility role on the bench, joined by Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Fletcher Baker and Nat Butcher, who also returns to the side after being a late omission in Round 3. 

Rookies Egan Butcher, Ben Marschke, Tuku Hau Tapuha and Joseph Suaalii round off a youthful extended bench. 

For the Warriors, Marcelo Montoya replaces the injured Peta Hiku in the centres, while Bayley Sironen earns a starting role after coming off the bench last week. 

There will be a number of tantalising match-ups across the park in this clash, headlined by star fullbacks and captains James Tedesco and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck looking to lead their respective sides to victory.

On the wings, experienced duos Daniel Tupou and Brett Morris come up against David Fusitu'a and Ken Maumalo, while both forward packs are set for a collision course as Siosiua Taukeiaho, Angus Crichton and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves face Addin Fonua-Blake, Tohu Harris and Ben Murdoch-Masila. 

So make sure to grab your tickets here, become a True Rooster as we near 17,000 Members and cheer on the Red, White and Blue this Easter Sunday!

The squads to play this Sunday are as follows: 

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
    Fullback for Warriors is number 1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
  • Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
    Winger for Warriors is number 2 David Fusitu'a
  • Centre for Roosters is number 3 Josh Morris
    Centre for Warriors is number 3 Adam Pompey
  • Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
    Centre for Warriors is number 4 Marcelo Montoya
  • Winger for Roosters is number 5 Brett Morris
    Winger for Warriors is number 5 Ken Maumalo
  • Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Drew Hutchison
    Five-Eighth for Warriors is number 6 Kodi Nikorima
  • Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Sam Walker
    Halfback for Warriors is number 7 Sean O'Sullivan

Forwards

  • Prop for Roosters is number 8 Isaac Liu
    Prop for Warriors is number 8 Addin Fonua-Blake
  • Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Freddy Lussick
    Hooker for Warriors is number 9 Wayde Egan
  • Prop for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
    Prop for Warriors is number 10 Bunty Afoa
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Angus Crichton
    2nd Row for Warriors is number 11 Eliesa Katoa
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Sitili Tupouniua
    2nd Row for Warriors is number 13 Tohu Harris
  • Lock for Roosters is number 13 Victor Radley
    Lock for Warriors is number 14 Jazz Tevaga

Interchange

  • Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
    Interchange for Warriors is number 12 Bayley Sironen
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Nat Butcher
    Interchange for Warriors is number 15 Ben Murdoch-Masila
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Fletcher Baker
    Interchange for Warriors is number 16 Leeson Ah Mau
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 19 Benjamin Marschke
    Interchange for Warriors is number 17 Jack Murchie

Match Officials

  • Referee: Ben Cummins
  • Touch Judge: Liam Kennedy
  • Touch Judge: Wyatt Raymond
  • Senior Review Official: Alan Shortall

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