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UPDATE: Line up for Round 7 Anzac Day Cup vs Dragons Announced

UPDATE: Roosters announce 19-man squad

Trent Robinson has reduced his side to 19-men for Sunday's Anzac Day Cup match against the St George Illawarra Dragons at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Siosiua Taukeiaho and Tuku Hau Tapuha are omitted from the side. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves moves into the front row, while Fletcher Baker comes onto the bench. Matt Ikuvalu and Egan Butcher remain as the reserves. 

For the Dragons, Brayden Williame is omitted from the side with backrower Billy Burns coming onto the interchange bench. 

 

Originally Published: 20th April 2021

The Sydney Roosters are proud to announce the line up for the Round 7 Anzac Day Cup match against the St George Illawarra Dragons on Sunday afternoon at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

The Roosters and Dragons will play the 20th Annual Anzac Day clash, with the two clubs having competed for the Anzac Day Cup since 2002 in what is revered as one of the biggest days on the Rugby League calendar.

The Roosters will be commemorating the Eastern Suburbs sides of 1944-1946 by donning the Bondi Blue coloured Wartime Jersey, who were forced to abandon the famous Tricolours design as a result of wartime rationing with the 1945 side claiming the Club's ninth Premiership. 

The day will also feature a curtain-raising Anzac Day Commemorative Test Match between the Australian Defence Forces and the Turkish Rugby League, in a first for the Anzac Day clash, which will kick-off at 1:50pm. 

Anzac Day Media - Angus Crichton

A number of changes have been made to Trent Robinson's line up, most notably with Sam Verrills returning to the no.9 jersey after sustaining an ACL injury in mid-2020.

Brett Morris also returns to the line up after being a late omission to the Round 6 match against the Storm, while Siosiua Taukeiaho and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves have been named after being cleared of any injury concerns after the match. 

Date: Sunday April 25
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground
Gates Open: 1:45pm
Australian Defence Force vs Turkey Australian Residents kick-off: 1:50pm
Sydney Roosters vs St George Illawarra Dragons NRL kick-off: 4:05pm

Captain James Tedesco hosts an all-star backline featuring Daniel Tupou, Joseph Manu, Morris and twin brother Josh, while Drew Hutchison and Sam Walker continue to forge a partnership in the halves.

Isaac Liu packs down in the front row alongside Verrills and Taukeiaho, with the forward pack rounded off by Angus Crichton, Sitili Tupouniua and Victor Radley.

Ben Marschke returns to the interchange bench that will pack plenty of bunch with Waerea-Hargeaves as well as Lindsay Collins and Nat Butcher.  

The quartet of Fletcher Baker, Matt Ikuvalu, Egan Butcher and Tuku Hau Tapuha make up Robinson's extended bench. 

Grab your tickets here and be a part of the tradition, become a True Rooster as we near 17,000 Members and cheer on the Red, White and Blue this Sunday afternoon! 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 Sunday are as follows: 

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
    Fullback for Dragons is number 1 Matthew Dufty
  • Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
    Winger for Dragons is number 5 Mikaele Ravalawa
  • Centre for Roosters is number 3 Josh Morris
    Centre for Dragons is number 2 Cody Ramsey
  • Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
    Centre for Dragons is number 4 Zac Lomax
  • Winger for Roosters is number 5 Brett Morris
    Winger for Dragons is number 20 Jordan Pereira
  • Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Drew Hutchison
    Five-Eighth for Dragons is number 6 Corey Norman
  • Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Sam Walker
    Halfback for Dragons is number 3 Jack Bird

Forwards

  • Prop for Roosters is number 8 Isaac Liu
    Prop for Dragons is number 8 Blake Lawrie
  • Hooker for Roosters is number 14 Benjamin Marschke
    Hooker for Dragons is number 9 Andrew McCullough
  • Prop for Roosters is number 17 Lindsay Collins
    Prop for Dragons is number 10 Paul Vaughan
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Angus Crichton
    2nd Row for Dragons is number 12 Tariq Sims
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Sitili Tupouniua
    2nd Row for Dragons is number 18 Billy Burns
  • Lock for Roosters is number 13 Victor Radley
    Lock for Dragons is number 13 Tyrell Fuimaono

Interchange

  • Interchange for Roosters is number 9 Sam Verrills
    Interchange for Dragons is number 7 Adam Clune
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
    Interchange for Dragons is number 11 Josh Kerr
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Nat Butcher
    Interchange for Dragons is number 15 Josh McGuire
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 18 Fletcher Baker
    Interchange for Dragons is number 16 Daniel Alvaro

Reserves

  • Reserve for Roosters is number 19 Matt Ikuvalu
    Reserve for Dragons is number 14 Kaide Ellis

Match Officials

  • Referee: Ashley Klein
  • Touch Judge: Todd Smith
  • Touch Judge: Matt Noyen
  • Senior Review Official: Henry Perenara

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