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Update: NRL Line Up for Round 16 vs Panthers

UPDATE: Trent Robinson has reduced the squad to 19 players ahead of tomorrow evening's clash with Penrith.

Fletcher Baker, Terrell May and Lachlan Lam come out of the side this week.

Daniel Suluka-Fifita comes onto the bench in Baker's place, leaving Adam Keighran as the remaining reserve.

Paul Momirovski remains as the side's 18th player.

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

Originally published Tuesday, June 28, 2022:

The Sydney Roosters are proud to announce the line up for Friday night's Round 16 match against the Penrith Panthers at BlueBet Stadium.

Set for a 7:55pm kick off at the foot of the mountains, fans will be treated to a superstar-stacked contest with both sides featuring a plethora of talent who featured in last weekend's representative round fixtures.

The match will also look to kick-start the annual Beanie for Brain Cancer Round, with all proceeds from the sale of beanies going towards brain cancer research, treatment and care.

Fans will also be treated to a triple header on the field, with the Jersey Flegg Roosters and North Sydney Bears also taking to BlueBet Stadium on Friday evening.

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Head Coach Trent Robinson has made a handful of changes to the team list this week.

Saturday night marks the 103rd meeting between the Sydney Roosters and Penrith Panthers, with the Roosters taking 60 wins, 41 losses and a single draw since 1967.

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The squads to play this Friday are as follows: 

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Panthers is number 1 Dylan Edwards
    Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
  • Winger for Panthers is number 2 Taylan May
    Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
  • Centre for Panthers is number 3 Izack Tago
    Centre for Roosters is number 3 Billy Smith
  • Centre for Panthers is number 4 Stephen Crichton
    Centre for Roosters is number 12 Sitili Tupouniua
  • Winger for Panthers is number 5 Brian To'o
    Winger for Roosters is number 5 Joseph Suaalii
  • Five-Eighth for Panthers is number 6 Jarome Luai
    Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
  • Halfback for Panthers is number 7 Nathan Cleary
    Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Sam Walker

Forwards

  • Prop for Panthers is number 8 Moses Leota
    Prop for Roosters is number 8 Lindsay Collins
  • Hooker for Panthers is number 9 Apisai Koroisau
    Hooker for Roosters is number 6 Drew Hutchison
  • Prop for Panthers is number 10 James Fisher-Harris
    Prop for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
  • 2nd Row for Panthers is number 11 Viliame Kikau
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Angus Crichton
  • 2nd Row for Panthers is number 12 Liam Martin
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 16 Nat Butcher
  • Lock for Panthers is number 13 Isaah Yeo
    Lock for Roosters is number 13 Victor Radley

Interchange

  • Interchange for Panthers is number 14 Mitch Kenny
    Interchange for Roosters is number 9 Sam Verrills
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 15 Scott Sorensen
    Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Connor Watson
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 16 Spencer Leniu
    Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Egan Butcher
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 17 Jaeman Salmon
    Interchange for Roosters is number 19 Daniel Suluka-Fifita

Reserves

  • Replacement for Panthers is number 21 Sunia Turuva
    Replacement for Roosters is number 20 Adam Keighran

Match Officials

  • Referee: Gerard Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Wyatt Raymond
  • Touch Judge: Kasey Badger
  • Senior Review Official: Ashley Klein

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