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UPDATE: Line Up for Round 6 vs Storm Announced

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
Gates Open: 6:55pm
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: 

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Storm is number 1 Ryan Papenhuyzen
    Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
  • Winger for Storm is number 2 George Jennings
    Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
  • Centre for Storm is number 3 Reimis Smith
    Centre for Roosters is number 3 Josh Morris
  • Centre for Storm is number 4 Justin Olam
    Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
  • Winger for Storm is number 5 Josh Addo-Carr
    Winger for Roosters is number 19 Matt Ikuvalu
  • Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Cameron Munster
    Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Drew Hutchison
  • Halfback for Storm is number 7 Jahrome Hughes
    Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Sam Walker

Forwards

  • Prop for Storm is number 8 Jesse Bromwich
    Prop for Roosters is number 8 Isaac Liu
  • Hooker for Storm is number 9 Brandon Smith
    Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Benjamin Marschke
  • Prop for Storm is number 10 Christian Welch
    Prop for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Felise Kaufusi
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Angus Crichton
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Kenneath Bromwich
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Sitili Tupouniua
  • Lock for Storm is number 15 Tui Kamikamica
    Lock for Roosters is number 13 Victor Radley

Interchange

  • Interchange for Storm is number 13 Nelson Asofa-Solomona
    Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Adam Keighran
  • Interchange for Storm is number 14 Harry Grant
    Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
  • Interchange for Storm is number 16 Tom Eisenhuth
    Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Nat Butcher
  • Interchange for Storm is number 17 Nicho Hynes
    Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Lindsay Collins

Reserves

  • Reserve for Storm is number 20 Chris Lewis
    Reserve for Roosters is number 18 Fletcher Baker

Match Officials

  • Referee: Adam Gee
  • Touch Judge: Todd Smith
  • Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
  • Senior Review Official: Henry Perenara

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