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|
|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.
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The squads to play this Sunday are as follows:
Fullback for Dragons is number 1 Matthew DuftyFullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
Winger for Dragons is number 2 Mathew FeagaiWinger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
Centre for Dragons is number 3 Jack BirdCentre for Roosters is number 3 Adam Keighran
Centre for Dragons is number 4 Zac LomaxCentre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
Winger for Dragons is number 5 Mikaele RavalawaWinger for Roosters is number 5 Dale Copley
Five-Eighth for Dragons is number 6 Talatau AmoneFive-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Drew Hutchison
Halfback for Dragons is number 7 Corey NormanHalfback for Roosters is number 14 Lachlan Lam
Prop for Dragons is number 8 Kaide EllisProp for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
Hooker for Dragons is number 9 Josh McGuireHooker for Roosters is number 9 Sam Verrills
Prop for Dragons is number 10 Jack De BelinProp for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
2nd Row for Dragons is number 11 Billy Burns2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Nat Butcher
2nd Row for Dragons is number 12 Tyrell Fuimaono2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Sitili Tupouniua
Lock for Dragons is number 13 Tariq SimsLock for Roosters is number 13 Isaac Liu
Interchange for Dragons is number 14 Jayden SullivanInterchange for Roosters is number 7 Sam Walker
Interchange for Dragons is number 15 Josh KerrInterchange for Roosters is number 15 Egan Butcher
Interchange for Dragons is number 16 Daniel AlvaroInterchange for Roosters is number 16 Fletcher Baker
Interchange for Dragons is number 17 Jackson FordInterchange for Roosters is number 17 Ben Thomas
Reserve for Dragons is number 19 Poasa FaamausiliReserve for Roosters is number 20 Brad Abbey
- Referee: Chris Sutton
- Touch Judge: Liam Kennedy
- Touch Judge: Matt Noyen
- Senior Review Official: Ashley Klein