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.
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!
The squads to play this Saturday are as follows:
Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James TedescoFullback for Panthers is number 1 Dylan Edwards
Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel TupouWinger for Panthers is number 2 Charlie Staines
Centre for Roosters is number 3 Adam KeighranCentre for Panthers is number 3 Paul Momirovski
Centre for Roosters is number 12 Sitili TupouniuaCentre for Panthers is number 4 Kurt Capewell
Winger for Roosters is number 4 Joseph ManuWinger for Panthers is number 19 Taylan May
Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Drew HutchisonFive-Eighth for Panthers is number 6 Matt Burton
Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Sam WalkerHalfback for Panthers is number 7 Jarome Luai
Prop for Roosters is number 10 Isaac LiuProp for Panthers is number 8 Moses Leota
Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Sam VerrillsHooker for Panthers is number 9 Apisai Koroisau
Prop for Roosters is number 17 Siosiua TaukeiahoProp for Panthers is number 17 Matthew Eisenhuth
2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Angus Crichton2nd Row for Panthers is number 10 Liam Martin
2nd Row for Roosters is number 15 Nat Butcher2nd Row for Panthers is number 11 Viliame Kikau
Lock for Roosters is number 13 Victor RadleyLock for Panthers is number 13 Isaah Yeo
Interchange for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-HargreavesInterchange for Panthers is number 12 Scott Sorensen
Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Lachlan LamInterchange for Panthers is number 14 Mitch Kenny
Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Egan ButcherInterchange for Panthers is number 16 Spencer Leniu
Interchange for Roosters is number 19 Fletcher BakerInterchange for Panthers is number 18 Izack Tago
Reserve for Roosters is number 5 Dale CopleyReserve for Panthers is number 20 J'maine Hopgood
- Referee: Gerard Sutton
- Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
- Touch Judge: Matt Noyen
- Senior Review Official: Henry Perenara