You have skipped the navigation, tab for page content
24 HOUR UPDATE: Line Up for Round 21 vs Panthers Announced

The Roosters' side to take on the Penrith Panthers at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night has been trimmed 24 hours prior to kick-off.

Ben Marschke and Moala Graham-Taufa have been omitted from the side, which remains as named 1-17. Fletcher Baker and Naufahu Whyte remain on the extended bench. 

The final line up will be available one hour prior to kick-off at 4:30pm. 

Originally Published on 3rd August 2021

The Sydney Roosters are proud to announce the Round 21 line up to take on the Penrith Panthers at 5:30pm on Saturday night at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. 

Easts will be looking to claim their fifth consecutive victory this Saturday when they take on the second-placed Panthers - which will feature no crowds following the recent extension of Queensland's stay-at-home orders. 

Sydney Roosters Platinum Partner Unibet will be raising awareness for Gotcha4Life, and are set to forego their logo space on the back of the Roosters jerseys - which will then be auctioned off with all proceeds going to Gotcha4Life.

You can find out more about Gotcha4Life here on their website - while the jersey auction will be LIVE on roosters.com.au at 2pm Wednesday August 4.

The match will also mark the first game back in the Tricolours for Dale Copley since 2016, who returned to the Club earlier this week for at least the remainder of the season. 

Date: Saturday August 7
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Sydney Roosters vs Penrith Panthers kick-off: 5:30pm

Trent Robinson's line up has a number of changes following the 28-nil shutout of Parramatta last Thursday night.

James Tedesco once again takes the mantle as fullback and captain, joined by Daniel Tupou and Dale Copley on the wings. Adam Keighran retains his spot in the centres following a strong performance against the Eels, joined by Joseph Manu who reverts back after playing on the flank.

Platinum Partner Unibet have foregone their advertising space on the back of the Roosters jersey this week, in order to raise awareness for Gotcha4Life.
Platinum Partner Unibet have foregone their advertising space on the back of the Roosters jersey this week, in order to raise awareness for Gotcha4Life.

Drew Hutchison and Sam Walker make up the halves pairing once again, while Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Sam Verrills and Isaac Liu take their place in the front row as Angus Crichton, Sitili Tupouniua and Victor Radley round off the starting side in the back row and at lock respectively.

The interchange bench features Lachlan Lam, Nat and Egan Butcher and Siosiua Taukeiaho, while Ben Marschke, Fletcher Baker, Moala Graham-Taufa and Naufahu Whyte have been named on the extended bench. 

Saturday night will be the 101st match between the Roosters and Panthers since 1967, with the Tricolours holding a 60% winning record with 60 wins, 39 losses and a single draw. 

While the Panthers claimed the competition points in Round 15, the Roosters will be buoyed by a four-match winning streak as they prepare for what will no doubt be a blockbuster on Saturday night.

Although there will be no crowd at Suncorp Stadium, you can cheer on our mighty Roosters take on the Panthers on Fox League (channel 502 on Foxtel), or streamed through Kayo.

The match against Penrith will be part of a Suncorp Stadium triple-header, with New Zealand taking on Cronulla at 3pm while Manly and Melbourne kick off at 7:30pm.

As the exciting Sydney Football Stadium developments continue, there's no better time to become a True Rooster as we look to break the 17,000 Member barrier and create history by setting a Membership record in 2021!

Priority seating is now available for all 2021 Members, so be sure to commit to the Club as we lay our foundations for the future and cheer on the Red, White and Blue! 

With packages to suit everyone in any situation, and with 2021 NRLW Membership available, now is the time to be a True Rooster!

 

The squads to play this Saturday are as follows: 

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
    Fullback for Panthers is number 1 Dylan Edwards
  • Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
    Winger for Panthers is number 2 Charlie Staines
  • Centre for Roosters is number 3 Adam Keighran
    Centre for Panthers is number 3 Paul Momirovski
  • Centre for Roosters is number 12 Sitili Tupouniua
    Centre for Panthers is number 4 Kurt Capewell
  • Winger for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
    Winger for Panthers is number 19 Taylan May
  • Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Drew Hutchison
    Five-Eighth for Panthers is number 6 Matt Burton
  • Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Sam Walker
    Halfback for Panthers is number 7 Jarome Luai

Forwards

  • Prop for Roosters is number 10 Isaac Liu
    Prop for Panthers is number 8 Moses Leota
  • Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Sam Verrills
    Hooker for Panthers is number 9 Apisai Koroisau
  • Prop for Roosters is number 17 Siosiua Taukeiaho
    Prop for Panthers is number 17 Matthew Eisenhuth
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Angus Crichton
    2nd Row for Panthers is number 10 Liam Martin
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 15 Nat Butcher
    2nd Row for Panthers is number 11 Viliame Kikau
  • Lock for Roosters is number 13 Victor Radley
    Lock for Panthers is number 13 Isaah Yeo

Interchange

  • Interchange for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
    Interchange for Panthers is number 12 Scott Sorensen
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Lachlan Lam
    Interchange for Panthers is number 14 Mitch Kenny
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Egan Butcher
    Interchange for Panthers is number 16 Spencer Leniu
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 19 Fletcher Baker
    Interchange for Panthers is number 18 Izack Tago

Reserves

  • Reserve for Roosters is number 5 Dale Copley
    Reserve for Panthers is number 20 J'maine Hopgood

Match Officials

  • Referee: Gerard Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
  • Touch Judge: Matt Noyen
  • Senior Review Official: Henry Perenara

Last updated: