The Roosters' side to take on the Parramatta Eels at BB Print Stadium on Thursday night has been trimmed 24 hours prior to kick-off.
Ben Marschke and Naufahu Whyte have been omitted from the side, which remains as named 1-17. Fletcher Baker and Moala Graham-Taufa remain on the extended bench.
The final line up will be available one hour prior to kick-off at 6:50pm.
Originally Published on 27th July 2021
The Sydney Roosters are proud to announce the Round 20 line up to take on the Parramatta Eels at 7:50pm on Thursday night at BB Print Stadium in Mackay.
Jared Waerea-Hargreaves will become just the fifth Rooster to play 250 games for the Club this Thursday night, sitting only behind Club Legends Mitchell Aubusson (306), Anthony Minichiello (302), Luke Ricketson (301) and Jake Friend (263).
Since making his debut with the Club in 2010, Waerea-Hargreaves has become a three-time Premiership winner (2013, 2018, 2019), three-time winner of the World Club Challenge (2014, 2019, 2020), has represented New Zealand 32 times and has captained the side on a number of occasions since 2013.
The match will be the second time the Roosters have played in Mackay, following a trial match in 2017 against the North Queensland Cowboys and will be aiming to win their fourth consecutive game this week when they take on the fourth-placed Parramatta Eels.
|Date:||Thursday July 29|
|Venue:||BB Print Stadium, Mackay|
|Sydney Roosters vs Parramatta Eels kick-off:||7:50pm|
Trent Robinson's side has had two major changes to the backline following the win against the Newcastle Knights.
Captain James Tedesco once again takes his place after a stirring performance against the Knights at fullback, while Daniel Tupou will be joined alongside the returning Josh Morris who lines up in the centres with Adam Keighran with Joseph Manu reverting to the wing.
The halves pairing of Drew Hutchison and Sam Walker has been retained, while Waerea-Hargreaves leads from the front alongside Sam Verrills and Isaac Liu in the front row.
Angus Crichton will start in the second row next to Sitili Tupouniua as Victor Radley locks up the scrum to round off the starting side.
The interchange bench consists of Lachlan Lam, Nat Butcher, Egan Butcher, and the returning Siosiua Taukeiaho, while Ben Marschke, Fletcher Baker, Moala Graham-Taufa and Naufahu Whyte have been listed on the extended bench.
Round 20 Media - Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
Thursday night will be the 150th meeting between the two clubs since 1947, with the Tricolours holding a 52% winning record with 78 wins, 66 losses and 5 draws heading into the match.
It will also be the first time Easts and Parramatta take on one another outside of New South Wales, with the only game outside of Sydney being in Newcastle in 1994.
The Roosters have been victorious on twelve of the last seventeen occasions, with the last match resulting in a 31-18 defeat in Round 9, but the Red, White and Blue will be determined to rebound with a victory which will see them level on competition points with their opponents.
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You can see our mighty Roosters take on the Eels on Channel Nine and Fox League (channel 502 on Foxtel), or streamed through Kayo.
The squads to play this Thursday are as follows:
Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James TedescoFullback for Eels is number 1 Clinton Gutherson
Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel TupouWinger for Eels is number 2 Maika Sivo
Centre for Roosters is number 3 Josh MorrisCentre for Eels is number 3 Tom Opacic
Centre for Roosters is number 4 Adam KeighranCentre for Eels is number 4 Waqa Blake
Winger for Roosters is number 5 Joseph ManuWinger for Eels is number 5 Blake Ferguson
Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Drew HutchisonFive-Eighth for Eels is number 6 Dylan Brown
Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Sam WalkerHalfback for Eels is number 7 Jake Arthur
Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-HargreavesProp for Eels is number 8 Reagan Campbell-Gillard
Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Sam VerrillsHooker for Eels is number 9 Reed Mahoney
Prop for Roosters is number 10 Isaac LiuProp for Eels is number 10 Junior Paulo
2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Angus Crichton2nd Row for Eels is number 11 Isaiah Papali'i
2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Sitili Tupouniua2nd Row for Eels is number 12 Ryan Matterson
Lock for Roosters is number 13 Victor RadleyLock for Eels is number 13 Nathan Brown
Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Lachlan LamInterchange for Eels is number 15 Shaun Lane
Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Nat ButcherInterchange for Eels is number 16 Oregon Kaufusi
Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Egan ButcherInterchange for Eels is number 17 Will Smith
Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Siosiua TaukeiahoInterchange for Eels is number 19 Ray Stone
Reserve for Roosters is number 19 Fletcher BakerReserve for Eels is number 18 Haze Dunster
- Referee: Grant Atkins
- Touch Judge: Dave Munro
- Touch Judge: Matt Noyen
- Senior Review Official: Ashley Klein