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Late Mail | NRL Round 16 vs Panthers

Trent Robinson has finalised the side to take on the Penrith Panthers in tonight's Round 16 match at BlueBet Stadium.

A host of changes have been made to the side prior to kick-off, highlighted by Joseph Manu starting at five-eighth.

Sitili Tupouniua moves into the centres following Manu's move, while Drew Hutchison moves from the halves into hooker, with Nat Butcher coming into the starting side in the back row.

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Sam Verrills reverts to the bench alongside Connor Watson, Egan Butcher and Daniel Suluka-Fifita. 

Adam Keighran is the side's 18th man in the no.20 jersey. 

 

The final line up is 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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