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24 HOUR UPDATE: Line Up for Round 23 vs Dragons Announced

The Roosters' side to take on the St George Illawarra Dragons at Clive Berghofer Stadium in Toowoomba on Sunday afternoon has been trimmed 24 hours prior to kick-off.

Ben Marschke and Tuku Hau Tapuha have been omitted from the side, which remains as named 1-17. Brad Abbey and Naufahu Whyte remain on the extended bench. 

 

The final line up will be available one hour prior to kick-off at 1:00pm. 

Originally Published on 17th August 2021

The Sydney Roosters are proud to announce the Round 23 line up to take on the St George Illawarra Dragons on Sunday afternoon at Clive Berghofer Stadium in Toowoomba.

Easts will be gunning to build on their strong record in Queensland when they return to Toowoomba for the first time since 1990, where they took on the Gold Coast Seagulls in that year's pre-season Channel 10 Challenge Cup tournament. 

Date: Sunday August 22
Venue: Clive Berghofer Stadium, Toowoomba
Gates Open: 12:00pm
Sydney Roosters vs St George Illawarra Dragons kick-off: 2:00pm

Trent Robinson has named a similar side with few changes made following the Round 22 victory against the Brisbane Broncos.

The backline remains intact with James Tedesco named as captain and fullback, joined by wingers Daniel Tupou and Dale Copley while Joseph Manu and Adam Keighran line up in the centres. 

Halves Drew Hutchison and Sam Walker reprise their role, while Jared Waerea-Hargreaves returns to the line up alongside Sam Verrills and Siosiua Taukeiaho in the front row. 

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Sitili Tupouniua and Nat Butcher have been named in the second row, while Isaac Liu lines up at lock in place of Victor Radley

Lachlan Lam, Egan Butcher and Fletcher Baker are joined by Ben Thomas on the interchange bench, while the extended bench includes Ben Marschke, Tuku Hau Tapuha, Brad Abbey and last week's debutant Naufahu Whyte

The Sydney Roosters and St George Illawarra Dragons will clash for the 45th time on Sunday afternoon, with the Tricolours currently holding a six-game winning streak over their opponents going back to 2018.

Overall, the Tricolours have a 52% winning record over their rivals, with 23 wins from 44 matches played since 1999, having won eight of the last ten contests. 

The Red, White and Blue also claimed victory against the Dragons earlier this season on Anzac Day, with Sam Walker awarded the Ashton-Collier Medal in the 34-10 victory, and will be looking to claim their fifteenth victory of 2021.

Round 23 Media - Sam Walker

As the exciting Sydney Football Stadium developments continue, there's no better time to become a True Rooster as we look to hit the 20,000 Member mark after creating history and breaking our Membership record this year! 

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 mighty Roosters!

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 Sunday are as follows: 

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Dragons is number 1 Matthew Dufty
    Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
  • Winger for Dragons is number 2 Mathew Feagai
    Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
  • Centre for Dragons is number 3 Jack Bird
    Centre for Roosters is number 3 Adam Keighran
  • Centre for Dragons is number 4 Zac Lomax
    Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
  • Winger for Dragons is number 5 Mikaele Ravalawa
    Winger for Roosters is number 5 Dale Copley
  • Five-Eighth for Dragons is number 6 Talatau Amone
    Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Drew Hutchison
  • Halfback for Dragons is number 7 Corey Norman
    Halfback for Roosters is number 14 Lachlan Lam

Forwards

  • Prop for Dragons is number 8 Kaide Ellis
    Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
  • Hooker for Dragons is number 9 Josh McGuire
    Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Sam Verrills
  • Prop for Dragons is number 10 Jack De Belin
    Prop for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
  • 2nd Row for Dragons is number 11 Billy Burns
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Nat Butcher
  • 2nd Row for Dragons is number 12 Tyrell Fuimaono
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Sitili Tupouniua
  • Lock for Dragons is number 13 Tariq Sims
    Lock for Roosters is number 13 Isaac Liu

Interchange

  • Interchange for Dragons is number 14 Jayden Sullivan
    Interchange for Roosters is number 7 Sam Walker
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 15 Josh Kerr
    Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Egan Butcher
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 16 Daniel Alvaro
    Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Fletcher Baker
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 17 Jackson Ford
    Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Ben Thomas

Reserves

  • Reserve for Dragons is number 19 Poasa Faamausili
    Reserve for Roosters is number 20 Brad Abbey

Match Officials

  • Referee: Chris Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Liam Kennedy
  • Touch Judge: Matt Noyen
  • Senior Review Official: Ashley Klein

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