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It’s a grand final rematch in the NRL as the Sydney Roosters and Canberra Raiders kick-off Round 10 at the SCG. Join The Roar for live scores from 7:50pm (AEST).
The back-to-back reigning premiers have been just about perfect since the season resumed, winning five of six matches comfortably – with the lone loss being a two-point thriller against the Melbourne Storm. Now, playing their first match of the season at their SCG home, they looked primed for an ominous run to the finals and perhaps another premiership.
Last year’s runners-up, however, have found the going much tougher. The Raiders have been savaged by injury and are struggling to recapture the form that saw them go on their fairytale run in 2019. They’ve lost three of their last four and face an uphill battle to be a contender in 2020.
The Roosters have a strong recent record against Canberra, having won the last three encounters – including last year’s decider. The Chooks have won the last five meetings in Sydney too, having not lost to the Raiders in Sydney since 2011.
Kick-off: 7:50pm (AEST)
TV: Fox Sports, Nine
Live stream: Kayo Sports, Foxtel, NRL Live Pass
1. James Tedesco, 2. Matt Ikuvalu, 3. Josh Morris, 4. Joseph Manu, 5. Brett Morris, 6. Luke Keary, 7. Kyle Flanagan, 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, 9. Jake Friend, 10. Sio Siua Taukeiaho, 11. Boyd Cordner, 12. Angus Crichton, 13. Nat Butcher
Bench/Reserves: 14. Lachlan Lam, 15. Sitili Tupouniua, 16. Mitchell Aubusson, 17. Lindsay Collins, 18. Poasa Faamausili, 19. Ryan Hall, 20. Isaac Liu, 21. Drew Hutchison
1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, 2. Nick Cotric, 3. Jarrod Croker, 4. Michael Oldfield, 5. Jordan Rapana, 6. Jack Wighton, 7. George Williams, 8. Josh Papalii, 9. Siliva Havili, 10. Dunamis Lui, 11. Hudson Young, 12. Elliott Whitehead, 13. Joseph Tapine
Bench/Reserves: 14. Tom Starling, 15. Kai O’Donnell, 16. Ryan Sutton, 17. Curtis Scott, 18. Matt Frawley, 19. Darby Medlyn, 20. Sam Williams, 21. Semi Valemei