The Roosters' side to take on the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles at BB Print Stadium in Mackay on Friday night has been trimmed 24 hours prior to kick-off.
Ben Marschke comes into the starting side at hooker with the omission of Sam Verrills.
Ben Thomas drops off the extended bench while Dale Copley and Naufahu Whyte have been retained.
The final line up will be available one hour prior to kick-off at 6:50pm.
Originally Published on 14th September 2021
The Sydney Roosters are proud to announce the Finals Week Two line up to take on the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles on Friday night at BB Print Stadium in Mackay.
Friday night will mark the first finals match between the two clubs since the 2013 Grand Final, which saw the Sydney Roosters claim a 26-18 victory to capture the Club's 13th Premiership.
The match will also mark the first meeting between the Roosters and Sea Eagles since Round 1, where the Tricolours made history with their biggest opening-round win since 1908 in the 46-4 win.
It will be the third time in 2021 that the Roosters play at BB Print Stadium, following strong wins against both the Parramatta Eels in Round 20 and the Canberra Raiders in Round 25.
|Date:||Friday September 17|
|Venue:||BB Print Stadium, Mackay|
|Sydney Roosters vs Manly Warringah Sea Eagles kick-off:||7:50pm|
Trent Robinson's line up will take a similar shape to the one that defeated the Gold Coast Titans in week one of the finals, with forward Nat Butcher returning to the side via the bench.
Captain James Tedesco will once again lead the side at fullback, joined by 200-gamer Daniel Tupou, veteran centre Josh Morris, sharpshooting goal kicker Adam Keighran and try-scoring winger Matt Ikuvalu in the backline.
Drew Hutchison and Lachlan Lam will continue to build their combination in the halves, while Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Sam Verrills and Isaac Liu line up in the front row.
The forward pack rounds off with Angus Crichton and Sitili Tupouniua in the second row, while Victor Radley locks up the scrum in the no.13 jersey.
Returning Radley Revamps Roosters
Sam Walker, Nat Butcher, Egan Butcher and Fletcher Baker make up the interchange bench, while the extended bench comprises of Dale Copley, Ben Thomas, Ben Marschke and Naufahu Whyte.
The Roosters and Sea Eagles meet for the 146th time since 1947 - the year Manly Warringah entered the competition - with the Roosters winning 53 contests with two drawn.
Easts have won four of the last five matches, including the last meeting in Round 1, while the last ten have been split evenly with five wins apiece.
The Red, White and Blue are riding high after a thrilling one-point win over the Gold Coast Titans, while the Sea Eagles will be licking their wounds after a loss in the first week of finals.
Tickets for the match have been officially sold out, while those who are attending can find out more information here in Your Game Plan.
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The squads to play this Friday are as follows:
Fullback for Sea Eagles is number 1 Tom TrbojevicFullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
Winger for Sea Eagles is number 2 Jason SaabWinger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
Centre for Sea Eagles is number 3 Brad ParkerCentre for Roosters is number 3 Josh Morris
Centre for Sea Eagles is number 4 Morgan HarperCentre for Roosters is number 4 Adam Keighran
Winger for Sea Eagles is number 5 Reuben GarrickWinger for Roosters is number 5 Matt Ikuvalu
Five-Eighth for Sea Eagles is number 6 Kieran ForanFive-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Lachlan Lam
Halfback for Sea Eagles is number 7 Daly Cherry-EvansHalfback for Roosters is number 7 Drew Hutchison
Prop for Sea Eagles is number 8 Josh AloiaiProp for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
Hooker for Sea Eagles is number 9 Lachlan CrokerHooker for Roosters is number 20 Ben Marschke
Prop for Sea Eagles is number 16 Sean KeppieProp for Roosters is number 10 Isaac Liu
2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 11 Haumole Olakau'atu2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Angus Crichton
2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 12 Josh Schuster2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Sitili Tupouniua
Lock for Sea Eagles is number 13 Jake TrbojevicLock for Roosters is number 13 Victor Radley
Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 10 Martin TaupauInterchange for Roosters is number 14 Sam Walker
Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 14 Dylan WalkerInterchange for Roosters is number 15 Nat Butcher
Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 15 Karl LawtonInterchange for Roosters is number 16 Egan Butcher
Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 17 Taniela PasekaInterchange for Roosters is number 17 Fletcher Baker
Reserve for Sea Eagles is number 19 Moses SuliReserve for Roosters is number 18 Dale Copley
- Referee: Gerard Sutton
- Touch Judge: Dave Munro
- Touch Judge: Todd Smith
- Senior Review Official: Ashley Klein