UPDATE: Roosters announce 19-man squad
Trent Robinson has reduced his side for Friday's match against the Melbourne Storm at AAMI Park, Melbourne.
Daniel Suluka-Fifita and Jesse Marschke drop off from the extended bench while Fletcher Baker and Matt Ikuvalu remain as the reserves.
Originally Published: 13th April 2020
The Sydney Roosters are proud to announce the line up for the Round 6 match against the Melbourne Storm on Friday night at AAMI Park.
Following their emphatic comeback win against the Sharks, the Roosters will be aiming to string together their third consecutive win when they take on the Storm, who will also be looking to do the same after winning their last two matches.
Trent Robinson welcomes back Adam Keighran and Lindsay Collins who return to the line up via the bench, while Ben Marschke comes into the starting side deputising for Freddy Lussick.
Sitili Tupouniua comes back into the starting side as Nat Butcher reverts back to the interchange, while Fletcher Baker has been named in reserves alongside Daniel Suluka-Fifita, Matt Ikuvalu and Jesse Marschke.
Melbourne retain the same seventeen that defeated the Bulldogs in Round 5.
All eyes across the NRL will be fixated on the matchup between James Tedesco and Ryan Papenhuyzen, with the two fullbacks both in scintillating form to start their respective seasons.
|Date:||Friday April 16|
|Venue:||AAMI Park, Melbourne|
|Sydney Roosters vs Melbourne Storm NRL kick-off:||7:55pm|
The superstar custodians aren't the only ones to look out for though, as respective positional battles will feature across the park as Joseph Manu and Brett Morris take on Justin Olam and Josh Addo-Carr, Origin backrowers Angus Crichton and Felise Kaufusi come head-to-head and countrymen Siosiua Taukeiaho and Jesse Bromwich face off once again.
Highlights | Grand Final
Sydney Roosters Members and supporters can expect another classic battle between the two sides, with four of the last five matches between the clubs being decided by eight points or less - with two of them being split by a solitary point.
Grab your tickets here, become a True Rooster as we near 17,000 Members and cheer on the Red, White and Blue this Friday night! If you can't make it to the game, be sure to head down to Easts and enjoy the action at Artie's!
The squads to play this Friday are as follows:
Fullback for Storm is number 1 Ryan PapenhuyzenFullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
Winger for Storm is number 2 George JenningsWinger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
Centre for Storm is number 3 Reimis SmithCentre for Roosters is number 3 Josh Morris
Centre for Storm is number 4 Justin OlamCentre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
Winger for Storm is number 5 Josh Addo-CarrWinger for Roosters is number 19 Matt Ikuvalu
Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Cameron MunsterFive-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Drew Hutchison
Halfback for Storm is number 7 Jahrome HughesHalfback for Roosters is number 7 Sam Walker
Prop for Storm is number 8 Jesse BromwichProp for Roosters is number 8 Isaac Liu
Hooker for Storm is number 9 Brandon SmithHooker for Roosters is number 9 Benjamin Marschke
Prop for Storm is number 10 Christian WelchProp for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Felise Kaufusi2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Angus Crichton
2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Kenneath Bromwich2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Sitili Tupouniua
Lock for Storm is number 15 Tui KamikamicaLock for Roosters is number 13 Victor Radley
Interchange for Storm is number 13 Nelson Asofa-SolomonaInterchange for Roosters is number 14 Adam Keighran
Interchange for Storm is number 14 Harry GrantInterchange for Roosters is number 15 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
Interchange for Storm is number 16 Tom EisenhuthInterchange for Roosters is number 16 Nat Butcher
Interchange for Storm is number 17 Nicho HynesInterchange for Roosters is number 17 Lindsay Collins
Reserve for Storm is number 20 Chris LewisReserve for Roosters is number 18 Fletcher Baker
- Referee: Adam Gee
- Touch Judge: Todd Smith
- Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
- Senior Review Official: Henry Perenara