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24 HOUR UPDATE: Line Up for Round 17 vs Bulldogs Announced

The Roosters' side to take on the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at Bankwest Stadium on Saturday night has been trimmed 24 hours prior to kick-off.

The starting seventeen remains intact, while both Naufahu Whyte and Joseph Suaalii have been omitted from the squad. Adam Keighran and Tuku Hau Tapuha remain as eighteenth and nineteenth man respectively. 

The final line up will be available one hour prior to kick-off at 6:35pm. 

 

Originally Published on 6th July 2021

The Sydney Roosters are proud to announce the Round 17 line up to take on the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at 7:35pm on Saturday night at Bankwest Stadium.

The Roosters will be bolstered by the return of Victor Radley, Billy Smith and Nat Butcher, as well as the re-signing of One-Club players Daniel Tupou and Lindsay Collins throughout the week, despite James Tedesco and Angus Crichton being unavailable due to representative duties with the New South Wales State of Origin side.

Date: Saturday July 10
Venue: Bankwest Stadium, Parramatta
Sydney Roosters vs Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs kick-off: 7:35pm

The Sydney Roosters Pathways matches have been postponed due to recent covid-19 protocols, and will recommence on the weekend of July 17 as per the NSWRL guidelines

Trent Robinson's side takes a vastly different shape to the one that took the field last week, highlighted by a number of returning players. 

Joseph Manu will deputise at fullback with Tedesco in Origin camp, while Billy Smith makes his NRL return in the centres with the rest of the backline comprising of Daniel Tupou, Josh Morris and Matt Ikuvalu.

Round 17 Media - Daniel Tupou

Drew Hutchison reclaims his spot at five-eighth after making his return last week from the bench, pairing with Sam Walker in the halves.

Newly-appointed captain Jared Waerea-Hargreaves heads the forward pack alongside Sam Verrills and Siosiua Taukeiaho in the front row. 

Isaac Liu starts in the back row in place of Crichton alongside Sitili Tupouniua, with the returning Radley rounding off the forward pack in the no.13 jersey. 

The interchange bench named features Lachlan Lam, brothers Egan and Nat Butcher and front rower Ben Thomas, while Adam Keighran, Tuku Hau Tapuha, Naufahu Whyte and Joseph Suaalii have been named on the extended bench.

Round 17 Media - Lindsay Collins

Saturday night's clash will be the 186th between Easts and Canterbury and will be the second at Bankwest Stadium after a 42-6 victory in Round 5, 2020. 

The Roosters have won 94 of the 185 matches against the Bulldogs since all the way back in 1935, with 86 losses and 5 draws, holding a 51% winning record against their western Sydney based opponents.

The Tricolours have also won the last seven contests between the two sides going back to 2016, with an average of 27 points scored in those matches and thirteen of the last sixteen matches going the way of the Red, White and Blue. 

Both sides will be coming off disappointing losses in Round 16, so there will be plenty at stake when the two clash on Saturday night. 

Due to the current stay-at-home order in Sydney, the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have announced that the match will again be played behind closed doors at Bankwest Stadium.

All tickets purchased for the game via Ticketek have been cancelled, with customers to receive communication directly from Ticketek in the coming days with information regarding refunds.

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The line up for this Saturday is as follows: 

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Nick Meaney
    Fullback for Roosters is number 1 Joseph Manu
  • Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 Corey Allan
    Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
  • Centre for Bulldogs is number 3 Will Hopoate
    Centre for Roosters is number 3 Josh Morris
  • Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Aaron Schoupp
    Centre for Roosters is number 4 Billy Smith
  • Winger for Bulldogs is number 21 Falakiko Manu
    Winger for Roosters is number 5 Matt Ikuvalu
  • Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 19 Lachlan Lewis
    Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Drew Hutchison
  • Halfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Jake Averillo
    Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Sam Walker

Forwards

  • Prop for Bulldogs is number 8 Jack Hetherington
    Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
  • Hooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Sione Katoa
    Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Sam Verrills
  • Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 Luke Thompson
    Prop for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
  • 2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Corey Waddell
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Isaac Liu
  • 2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 17 Renouf Atoni
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Sitili Tupouniua
  • Lock for Bulldogs is number 13 Josh Jackson
    Lock for Roosters is number 13 Victor Radley

Interchange

  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 12 Joe Stimson
    Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Lachlan Lam
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 14 Bailey Biondi-Odo
    Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Egan Butcher
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 15 Dylan Napa
    Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Nat Butcher
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 16 Ofahiki Ogden
    Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Ben Thomas

Reserves

  • Reserve for Bulldogs is number 20 Jackson Topine
    Reserve for Roosters is number 18 Adam Keighran

Match Officials

  • Referee: Adam Gee
  • Touch Judge: Peter Gough
  • Touch Judge: Dave Munro
  • Senior Review Official: Jared Maxwell

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