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Updated: NRL Line Up for Round 8 vs Bulldogs

Update: Trent Robinson has updated the team list for tomorrow's clash with the Bulldogs, with the squad cut down to 19 players 24 hours out from kick off.

Lachlan Lam, Ben Marschke, Naufahu Whyte, Renouf Atoni and Tom Carr come out of the side this week, leaving Daniel Suluka-Fifita remaining on the extended bench.

Adam Keighran has moved to the 18th man role in jersey No.22.

The final squad will be confirmed one hour prior to kick off tomorrow evening.

Originally published Tuesday, April 26:

The Sydney Roosters are proud to announce the line up for the Round 8 match against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs on Saturday evening at Accor Stadium.

The match shapes up as the 187th encounter between the two sides, with the rivalry dating back as far as 1935.

The Roosters have banked the two points in each of their last eight encounters with the Bulldogs, and have had their colours lowered just three times in the fixture since Trent Robinson took the Head Coaching reins following the 2012 season.

Robinson has made some changes to the line up following yesterday's tight ANZAC Day contest with the Dragons.

Daniel Tupou comes out of the team after accepting a one-match suspension, allowing Kevin Naiqama to make his return on the wing.

The remainder of the team is unchanged, with James Tedesco captaining the team at fullback.

Joseph Suaalii holds his place on the wing and will line up alongside Naiqama.

Paul Momirovski and Joey Manu will again make up the centre pairing.

Sam Walker and Luke Keary will again line up in the No.6 and No.7 jerseys respectively.

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Lindsay Collins, Sam Verrills and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves line up in the front row, while the starting side is rounded off with Angus Crichton, Sitili Tupouniua and Victor Radley in the back row.

Drew Hutchison, Fletcher Baker, Nat Butcher and Siosiua Taukeiaho make up the interchange bench, with Lachlan Lam named at 18th man.

Daniel Suluka-Fifita, Ben Marschke, Naufahu Whyte, Adam Keighran, Renouf Atoni and Tom Carr make up this week's extended bench.

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The squads to play this Saturday are as follows: 

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Matt Dufty
    Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
  • Winger for Bulldogs is number 5 Josh Addo-Carr
    Winger for Roosters is number 2 Kevin Naiqama
  • Centre for Bulldogs is number 3 Aaron Schoupp
    Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
  • Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Jake Averillo
    Centre for Roosters is number 22 Adam Keighran
  • Winger for Bulldogs is number 21 Jayden Okunbor
    Winger for Roosters is number 5 Joseph Suaalii
  • Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Matt Burton
    Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Sam Walker
  • Halfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Kyle Flanagan
    Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Luke Keary

Forwards

  • Prop for Bulldogs is number 8 Luke Thompson
    Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
  • Hooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Jeremy Marshall-King
    Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Sam Verrills
  • Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 Paul Vaughan
    Prop for Roosters is number 10 Lindsay Collins
  • 2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Corey Waddell
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Angus Crichton
  • 2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 12 Tevita Pangai Junior
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Sitili Tupouniua
  • Lock for Bulldogs is number 16 Max King
    Lock for Roosters is number 13 Victor Radley

Interchange

  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 14 Bailey Biondi-Odo
    Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Drew Hutchison
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 15 Joe Stimson
    Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Fletcher Baker
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 17 Ava Seumanufagai
    Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Nat Butcher
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 23 Billy Tsikrikas
    Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Siosiua Taukeiaho

Reserves

  • Replacement for Bulldogs is number 20 Jackson Topine
    Replacement for Roosters is number 18 Lachlan Lam

Match Officials

  • Referee: Ben Cummins
  • Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
  • Touch Judge: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
  • Senior Review Official: Adam Gee

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