The Roosters' side to take on the Newcastle Knights at Sunshine Coast Stadium on Friday night has been trimmed 24 hours prior to kick-off.
Siosiua Taukeiaho and Josh Morris have been omitted from the squad.
Fletcher Baker comes onto the interchange bench for Tauekeiaho, while Ben Thomas and Adam Keighran remain on the extended bench.
The final line up will be available one hour prior to kick-off at 5:00pm.
Originally Published on 20th July 2021
The Sydney Roosters are proud to announce the Round 19 line up to take on the Newcastle Knights at 6pm on Friday night at Sunshine Coast Stadium.
The match will the Club's first-ever on the Sunshine Coast, following the game's rescheduling last week after the NRL's relocation to southeast Queensland.
The Roosters will be looking to win their third game on the trot following victories over the Bulldogs in Round 17 and Cowboys in Round 18, while the Knights will be hoping to bounce back into the winner's circle after suffering a heavy defeat last week.
|Date:||Friday July 23|
|Venue:||Sunshine Coast Stadium,|
|Sydney Roosters vs Newcastle Knights kick-off:||6pm|
Trent Robinson has named a slightly altered side to the one that claimed victory against North Queensland last Saturday.
James Tedesco returns from a week off following State of Origin duties, reclaiming his role as fullback and captain. The starting backline consists of Daniel Tupou, Billy Smith, Joseph Manu and Matt Ikuvalu.
Drew Hutchison - who has taken the reigns at five-eighth - will line up alongside Sam Walker in the halves, while the front row comprises of Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and Isaac Liu. Angus Crichton and Sitili Tupouniua have been named in the second row, with Victor Radley in the no.13 jersey.
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Sam Verrills will steer the forward pack at hooker, after citing a desire to take hold of the no.9 jersey on a long-term basis.
On the interchange, Lachlan Lam will reprise his role as utility alongside brothers Nat and Egan Butcher, who are joined by hulking front rower Siosiua Taukeiaho, who returns to the side after being omitted last week.
Adam Keighran, Fletcher Baker, Josh Morris and Ben Thomas have been named on the extended bench.
Eastern Suburbs and Newcastle meet for the 58th time in their 34-year-long rivalry on Friday night, which will be the first time the teams clash outside of New South Wales, having previously held matches in Sydney, Newcastle and Gosford.
The Roosters hold the upper hand when it comes to results between the two Clubs, with 35 wins from 57 matches at a 61% success rate.
Recent history has gone the way of the Tricolours as well, with only a solitary loss in the last ten encounters going back to the beginning of 2015. Victories in the last three matches have seen the Roosters come away with an average scoreline of 43-9.
We ask that you please check your tickets when arriving as you will only be allowed to be permitted through your allocated gate, and will be unable to move between zones at the stadium.
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For those in Roosters' heartland in Sydney's east, across Australia and abroad unable to attend the match, you can cheer on your team on Fox League (channel 502 on Foxtel), or streamed through Kayo.
The squads to play this Friday are as follows:
Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James TedescoFullback for Knights is number 1 Kalyn Ponga
Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel TupouWinger for Knights is number 2 Dominic Young
Centre for Roosters is number 3 Billy SmithCentre for Knights is number 3 Kurt Mann
Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph ManuCentre for Knights is number 4 Enari Tuala
Winger for Roosters is number 5 Matt IkuvaluWinger for Knights is number 5 Hymel Hunt
Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Drew HutchisonFive-Eighth for Knights is number 6 Jake Clifford
Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Sam WalkerHalfback for Knights is number 7 Phoenix Crossland
Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-HargreavesProp for Knights is number 8 Jacob Saifiti
Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Sam VerrillsHooker for Knights is number 9 Jayden Brailey
Prop for Roosters is number 10 Isaac LiuProp for Knights is number 10 Daniel Saifiti
2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Angus Crichton2nd Row for Knights is number 11 Tyson Frizell
2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Sitili Tupouniua2nd Row for Knights is number 12 Mitchell Barnett
Lock for Roosters is number 13 Victor RadleyLock for Knights is number 13 Connor Watson
Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Lachlan LamInterchange for Knights is number 14 Sauaso Sue
Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Nat ButcherInterchange for Knights is number 16 Josh King
Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Egan ButcherInterchange for Knights is number 17 Brodie Jones
Interchange for Roosters is number 19 Fletcher BakerInterchange for Knights is number 18 Jack Johns
Reserve for Roosters is number 18 Adam KeighranReserve for Knights is number 20 Tex Hoy
- Referee: Gerard Sutton
- Touch Judge: Kasey Badger
- Touch Judge: Todd Smith
- Senior Review Official: Ashley Klein