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Update | NRL Line Up for Magic Round vs Eels

UPDATE | Trent Robinson has updated his squad set to face Parramatta at Magic Round tomorrow.

The squad remains 1-17, with Ben Marschke, Ben Thomas, Kevin Naiqama, Adam Keighran and Tuku Hau Tapuha coming out of the team.

Naufahu Whyte remains on the extended bench, with Lachlan Lam as 18th man.

The team will be confirmed one hour prior to kick off tomorrow.

Originally Published Tuesday, May 10, 2022:

The Sydney Roosters are proud to announce the line up for the Magic Round match against the Parramatta Eels on Sunday afternoon at Suncorp Stadium at 4pm.

In what will be the third annual Magic Round, every Round 10 match will be played at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, with the festival-like atmosphere set to provide the basis for an entertaining and thrilling round of Rugby League.

Roosters Members and fans still have the chance to purchase one-day Magic Round tickets, however with Saturday already sold out, fans are encouraged to secure their seats early to avoid disappointment.

Prior to the Roosters and Eels clash at 4pm, the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks will take on the Canberra Raiders at 1:50pm, while the Wests Tigers and North Queensland Cowboys will close the day's proceedings at 6:25pm. Be sure to get in early and enjoy a triple-header in Brisbane!

Head Coach Trent Robinson has made some minor changes to the line up this week, with Lindsay Collins and Sam Verrills coming out of the side this week.

The absence of Collins sees Siosiua Taukeiaho promoted to the starting side, while the returning Connor Watson slots straight into the No.9 jumper vacated by Verrills.

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

Joseph Suaalii will line up alongside Daniel Tupou on the flanks.

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

Sam Walker and Luke Keary will continue to line up in the No.6 and No.7 jerseys respectively after strong outings against the Gold Coast last week.

Taukeiaho, Watson 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 Daniel Suluka-Fifita make up the interchange bench, with Lachlan Lam named at 18th man.

Naufahu Whyte, Ben Marschke, Ben Thomas, Kevin Naiqama, Adam Keighran and Tuku Hau Tapuha make up this week's extended bench.

The Roosters have been victorious on thirteen of the last eighteen clashes with the Eels, including a 28-0 shutout when they last met in 2021.

The win for the Roosters would see them leapfrog their rivals from the West on the ladder, leaving them within touching distance of the top four.

With another exciting season now underway, Roosters Members have come out in force and created history yet again, smashing the 16,000 milestone in record time. 

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The squads to play this Sunday are as follows: 

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
    Fullback for Eels is number 1 Clinton Gutherson
  • Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
    Winger for Eels is number 2 Hayze Perham
  • Centre for Roosters is number 3 Paul Momirovski
    Centre for Eels is number 3 Will Penisini
  • Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
    Centre for Eels is number 4 Tom Opacic
  • Winger for Roosters is number 5 Joseph Suaalii
    Winger for Eels is number 5 Bailey Simonsson
  • Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Sam Walker
    Five-Eighth for Eels is number 6 Dylan Brown
  • Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Luke Keary
    Halfback for Eels is number 7 Mitchell Moses

Forwards

  • Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
    Prop for Eels is number 8 Reagan Campbell-Gillard
  • Hooker for Roosters is number 14 Drew Hutchison
    Hooker for Eels is number 9 Reed Mahoney
  • Prop for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
    Prop for Eels is number 10 Junior Paulo
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Angus Crichton
    2nd Row for Eels is number 11 Shaun Lane
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Sitili Tupouniua
    2nd Row for Eels is number 12 Isaiah Papali'i
  • Lock for Roosters is number 13 Victor Radley
    Lock for Eels is number 13 Nathan Brown

Interchange

  • Interchange for Roosters is number 9 Connor Watson
    Interchange for Eels is number 14 Makahesi Makatoa
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Fletcher Baker
    Interchange for Eels is number 15 Ryan Matterson
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Nat Butcher
    Interchange for Eels is number 16 Oregon Kaufusi
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Daniel Suluka-Fifita
    Interchange for Eels is number 17 Bryce Cartwright

Reserves

  • Replacement for Roosters is number 19 Lachlan Lam
    Replacement for Eels is number 19 Jake Arthur

Match Officials

  • Referee: Adam Gee
  • Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
  • Touch Judge: Kasey Badger
  • Senior Review Official: Ashley Klein

Last updated:

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