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The Sydney Roosters welcome the Canberra Raiders to Gosford for this Saturday’s third NRL match-up. Join The Roar for live scores from 7:35pm (AEST).
The Roosters have been battered by injury and suspension, with both Angus Crichton and Victor Radley facing time on the sidelines after last Saturday’s loss to the Broncos.
The Raiders have also faced their share of adversity this week with George Williams’ departure, but at least they welcome plenty of big names back into their line-up tonight, including Josh Hodgson, Jordan Rapana and Jack Wighton.
Ricky Stuart will be hoping their injection can change Canberra’s fortunes. The Green Machine’s ugly win over Canterbury during Magic Round is their only triumph in their last seven games.
The oddsmakers make the Tricolours warm favourites, despite taking this home game from their usual surrounds at the SCG to the Central Coast.
1. James Tedesco, 2. Daniel Tupou, 3. Josh Morris, 4. Joseph Manu, 5. Matt Ikuvalu, 6. Lachlan Lam, 7. Sam Walker, 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, 9. Ben Marschke, 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho, 11. Angus Crichton, 12. Sitili Tupouniua, 13. Isaac Liu
Bench/Reserves: 14. Adam Keighran, 15. Nat Butcher, 16. Daniel Suluka-Fifita, 17. Fletcher Baker, 18. Tukupa Hau Tapuha, 19. Naufahu Whyte, 20. Egan Butcher, 21. Joseph Suaalii
1. Caleb Aekins, 2. Bailey Simonsson, 3. Sebastian Kris, 4. Curtis Scott, 5. Jordan Rapana, 6. Jack Wighton, 7. Sam Williams, 8. Dunamis Lui, 9. Tom Starling, 10. Emre Guler, 11. Corey Harawira-Naera, 12. Elliott Whitehead, 13. Ryan Sutton
Bench/Reserves: 14. Josh Hodgson, 15. Iosia Soliola, 16. Corey Horsburgh, 17. Ryan James, 18. Elijah Anderson, 19. Harry Rushton, 20. Brad Schneider, 21. Hudson Young