The Roosters' side to take on the Gold Coast Titans at Cbus Super Stadium on Saturday afternoon has been trimmed 24 hours prior to kick-off.
Siosiua Taukeiaho and Brad Abbey have been omitted, while Fletcher Baker comes into the starting side in place of Taukeiaho, with Tuku Hau Tapuha added to the interchange.
Ben Thomas and Joseph Suaalii remain on the extended bench.
Originally Published on 8th June 2021
The Sydney Roosters are proud to announce the Round 14 line up to take on the Gold Coast Titans at 3:00pm on Saturday afternoon at Cbus Super Stadium.
The Tricolours will travel up to Queensland on Saturday afternoon after enjoying the bye in Round 13 to take on the 12th placed Titans on their home turf.
Roosters front rower Jared Waerea-Hargreaves will play his 250th NRL match, having debuted in 2009 for Manly-Warringah before enjoying a stellar career in the Red, White and Blue since 2010, which has included three Premierships and three World Club Challenge victories.
|Date:||Saturday June 12|
|Venue:||Cbus Super Stadium, Robina, Gold Coast|
|Sydney Roosters vs Gold Coast Titans NRL kick-off:||3:00pm|
Trent Robinson's side takes a different shape to the one that defeated the Canberra Raiders in Indigenous Round on the Central Coast in Round 12.
James Tedesco once again takes the mantle at fullback and captain, and is joined by fellow stalwarts Daniel Tupou, Josh Morris and Matt Ikuvalu as Joseph Manu returns to the centres after deputising at five-eighth against the Raiders.
Lachlan Lam returns to the five-eighth role, while Sam Walker returns to the starting side at halfback after being rested in Round 12.
Waerea-Hargreaves, Ben Marschke and Siosiua Taukeiaho once again make up the front row, while the forward pack will be bolstered by the return of Angus Crichton, who lines up in the back row with Sitili Tupouniua. Isaac Liu locks up the scrum in the no.13 jersey.
On the interchange bench, Adam Keighran will once again take on the utility role, joined alongside Egan Butcher, Daniel Suluka-Fifita, and Fletcher Baker. Tuku Hau Tapuha, Ben Thomas, Brad Abbey and Joseph Suaalii make up the extended bench.
Highlights | Roosters v Titans
Since 2007, the Roosters and Titans have played on 20 occasions, with the Red, White and Blue winning 12 of those contests with a 60% winning ratio against their opponents.
The recent form has gone the way of the Roosters, with the boys from Bondi winning the last six matches going all the way back to 2016, and have also won eight of the last ten contests.
In August 2020, penalty goals proved to be the difference between the two sides as Easts posted an 18-12 win against the Gold Coast at the Sydney Cricket Ground in a scrappy affair.
The Tricolours will be aiming to extend their winning ways from Round 12 in the form of two more competition points, while the Titans will be hoping their effort against the Melbourne Storm will put them in good stead in what will no doubt be a blockbusting contest between two of the attacking lynchpins of the NRL.
Be sure to grab your tickets here, become a True Rooster with our second-half season membership offer as we near 17,000 Members and cheer on the Red, White and Blue this Saturday afternoon!
If you can't make it to the match, you'll want to kick-off the second half of the 2021 NRL season at easts on Saturday for a massive game day, which includes a live episode of Roosters Radio featuring Victor Radley and Lindsay Collins, as well as a meet and greet with former players, all three NRL matches live on the big screen and live music!
The line ups to play this Saturday are as follows:
Fullback for Titans is number 21 Jayden CampbellFullback for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
Winger for Titans is number 2 Greg MarzhewWinger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
Centre for Titans is number 3 Brian KellyCentre for Roosters is number 3 Josh Morris
Centre for Titans is number 4 Patrick HerbertCentre for Roosters is number 21 Joseph Suaalii
Winger for Titans is number 5 Phillip SamiWinger for Roosters is number 5 Matt Ikuvalu
Five-Eighth for Titans is number 6 Ashley TaylorFive-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Lachlan Lam
Halfback for Titans is number 7 Jamal FogartyHalfback for Roosters is number 7 Sam Walker
Prop for Titans is number 8 Jarrod WallaceProp for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
Hooker for Titans is number 9 Erin ClarkHooker for Roosters is number 14 Adam Keighran
Prop for Titans is number 15 Jaimin JolliffeProp for Roosters is number 17 Fletcher Baker
2nd Row for Titans is number 11 Kevin Proctor2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Angus Crichton
2nd Row for Titans is number 18 Sam Stone2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Sitili Tupouniua
Lock for Titans is number 16 Sam McIntyreLock for Roosters is number 13 Isaac Liu
Interchange for Titans is number 12 David FifitaInterchange for Roosters is number 9 Ben Marschke
Interchange for Titans is number 13 Tino Fa'asuamaleauiInterchange for Roosters is number 15 Egan Butcher
Interchange for Titans is number 14 Tyrone PeacheyInterchange for Roosters is number 16 Daniel Suluka-Fifita
Interchange for Titans is number 19 Joseph VunaInterchange for Roosters is number 19 Ben Thomas
Reserve for Titans is number 17 Esan MarstersReserve for Roosters is number 20 Brad Abbey
- Referee: Ben Cummins
- Touch Judge: Drew Oultram
- Touch Judge: Michael Wise
- Senior Review Official: Henry Perenara