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UPDATE: Line Up for Round 12 vs Raiders Announced

19-man Update

The Roosters' side to take on the Canberra Raiders at the Central Coast Stadium on Saturday night has been trimmed 24 hours prior to kick-off. 

Nat Butcher comes in for the suspended Angus Crichton in the second row, while Tuku Hau Tapuha fills in the bench spot. Naufahu Whyte has been omitted from the side, while Egan Butcher and Joseph Suaalii have been retained on the extended bench. 

Originally 25th May 2021

The Sydney Roosters are proud to announce the Round 12 line up to take on the Canberra Raiders at 7:30pm on Saturday night in Gosford, home of the Darkinjung People, at Central Coast Stadium. 

The Sydney Roosters will proudly don their 2021 Indigenous Jersey designed by Indigenous artist and Roosters fan Jason Ridgeway against 2019 Grand Final opponents the Canberra Raiders as the NRL celebrates Indigenous Round.

Roosters Members and supporters will also be treated to a double-header with the Central Coast Roosters hosting a top-of-the-table clash against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in the Harvey Norman Women's Premiership, kicking off at 5:00pm.

Date: Saturday May 29
Venue: Central Coast Stadium
Gates Open: 4:30pm
Central Coast Roosters vs Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Harvey Norman Women's Premiership kick-off: 5:00pm
Sydney Roosters vs Canberra Raiders NRL kick-off: 7:30pm

There have been a number of changes to Trent Robinson's line up following the side's Round 11 match.

Captain James Tedesco once again takes his mantle at fullback, with Josh Morris returning in the centres alongside Joseph Manu as Daniel Tupou and Matt Ikuvalu have been named on the wing once again. 

Lachlan Lam lines up alongside Sam Walker in the halves once again, while Siosiua Taukeiaho, Ben Marschke and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves pack down at the front of the scrum.

Angus Crichton and Sitili Tupouniua have been named in the second row, while Isaac Liu takes his place in the no.13 jersey with Victor Radley serving a suspension.

Adam Keighran, Nat Butcher, Daniel Suluka-Fifita, and Fletcher Baker make up the interchange bench, while Tuku Hau Tapuha, Naufahu Whyte, Egan Butcher and Joseph Suaalii round off the extended bench. 

Highlights | Warriors v Roosters

The Sydney Roosters and Canberra Raiders will face off for the 68th time since 1982 - the year the Raiders entered the competition - with the Red, White and Blue holding a 55% winning record with 37 wins and 30 losses.

Four of the last six matches have gone the way of the Tricolours, including the memorable 2019 Grand Final triumph, while the last ten results have been split down the middle with five wins apiece.

 

Saturday night's clash will also mark the 17th time the boys from Bondi head up to Gosford, and will be looking to continue their strong form at Central Coast Stadium having won two of their last three matches at the venue, including last year's 18-10 win over the Warriors in Round 11. 

The Roosters will be aiming to bounce back with a win in Round 12, while the Raiders will be looking to get their season back on track after losing five of their last six matches.

Be 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 Saturday night!

For those unable to get to the game, the best game-day experience is at easts in Artie's Sports Bar.

With live sport and a great range of food and beverage options, Artie’s provides the best experience for any away game!

The squads to play this Saturday are as follows: 

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
    Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Caleb Aekins
  • Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
    Winger for Raiders is number 2 Bailey Simonsson
  • Centre for Roosters is number 3 Josh Morris
    Centre for Raiders is number 3 Sebastian Kris
  • Centre for Roosters is number 21 Joseph Suaalii
    Centre for Raiders is number 4 Curtis Scott
  • Winger for Roosters is number 5 Matt Ikuvalu
    Winger for Raiders is number 5 Jordan Rapana
  • Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
    Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack Wighton
  • Halfback for Roosters is number 6 Lachlan Lam
    Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Sam Williams

Forwards

  • Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
    Prop for Raiders is number 8 Dunamis Lui
  • Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Ben Marschke
    Hooker for Raiders is number 14 Josh Hodgson
  • Prop for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
    Prop for Raiders is number 10 Emre Guler
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Sitili Tupouniua
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Corey Harawira-Naera
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 15 Nat Butcher
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
  • Lock for Roosters is number 13 Isaac Liu
    Lock for Raiders is number 13 Ryan Sutton

Interchange

  • Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Adam Keighran
    Interchange for Raiders is number 9 Tom Starling
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Daniel Suluka-Fifita
    Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Iosia Soliola
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Fletcher Baker
    Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Corey Horsburgh
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 20 Egan Butcher
    Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Ryan James

Reserves

  • Reserve for Roosters is number 7 Sam Walker
    Reserve for Raiders is number 18 Elijah Anderson

Match Officials

  • Referee: Grant Atkins
  • Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
  • Touch Judge: Liam Kennedy
  • Senior Review Official: Ashley Klein

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