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|
|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:
Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James TedescoFullback for Dragons is number 1 Matthew Dufty
Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel TupouWinger for Dragons is number 5 Mikaele Ravalawa
Centre for Roosters is number 3 Josh MorrisCentre for Dragons is number 2 Cody Ramsey
Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph ManuCentre for Dragons is number 4 Zac Lomax
Winger for Roosters is number 5 Brett MorrisWinger for Dragons is number 20 Jordan Pereira
Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Drew HutchisonFive-Eighth for Dragons is number 6 Corey Norman
Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Sam WalkerHalfback for Dragons is number 3 Jack Bird
Prop for Roosters is number 8 Isaac LiuProp for Dragons is number 8 Blake Lawrie
Hooker for Roosters is number 14 Ben MarschkeHooker for Dragons is number 9 Andrew McCullough
Prop for Roosters is number 17 Lindsay CollinsProp for Dragons is number 10 Paul Vaughan
2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Angus Crichton2nd Row for Dragons is number 12 Tariq Sims
2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Sitili Tupouniua2nd Row for Dragons is number 18 Billy Burns
Lock for Roosters is number 13 Victor RadleyLock for Dragons is number 13 Tyrell Fuimaono
Interchange for Roosters is number 9 Sam VerrillsInterchange for Dragons is number 7 Adam Clune
Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Jared Waerea-HargreavesInterchange for Dragons is number 11 Josh Kerr
Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Nat ButcherInterchange for Dragons is number 15 Josh McGuire
Interchange for Roosters is number 18 Fletcher BakerInterchange for Dragons is number 16 Daniel Alvaro
Reserve for Roosters is number 19 Matt IkuvaluReserve for Dragons is number 14 Kaide Ellis
- Referee: Ashley Klein
- Touch Judge: Todd Smith
- Touch Judge: Matt Noyen
- Senior Review Official: Henry Perenara