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The Sydney Roosters are chasing their fourth win of the season, but face a dangerous opponent in the Cronulla Sharks. Stay up to date with their NRL clash with live scores on The Roar from 7:35pm (AEST).
Life under prodigal young halfback Sam Walker began with a bang last week, as the Roosters overcame an early challenge from the Warriors to run out 32-12 winners. There will still be huge question marks over whether the Chooks can match it with the best in Luke Keary’s absence, but they’ve got a big opportunity to put some of those fears to rest tonight.
Cronulla dusted themselves off nicely from their bruising loss to Parramatta by piling the pain on North Queensland in a 48-10 rout last Saturday. The Sharks have looked sharp in all but one of their matches so far this season and will be quietly confident they can pounce against a Roosters side missing some big names.
The Roosters were too good in last year’s meeting between these sides, prevailing 34-18 at the SCG. Amazingly, it was the first time these sides have ever met at the venue. This will be Cronulla’s second game at the ground since 1987.
1. James Tedesco, 2. Daniel Tupou, 3. Josh Morris, 4. Joseph Manu, 5. Brett Morris, 6. Drew Hutchison, 7. Sam Walker, 8. Isaac Liu, 9. Freddy Lussick, 10. Sio Siua Taukeiaho, 11. Angus Crichton, 12. Sitili Tupouniua, 13. Victor Radley
Bench/Reserves: 14. Benjamin Marschke, 15. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, 16. Nat Butcher, 17. Fletcher Baker, 18. Daniel Suluka-Fifita, 19. Egan Butcher, 20. Joseph Suaalii, 21. Matt Ikuvalu
1. William Kennedy, 2. Mawene Hiroti, 3. Josh Dugan, 4. Jesse Ramien, 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo, 6. Matt Moylan, 7. Chad Townsend, 8. Braden Hamlin-Uele, 9. Blayke Brailey, 10. Aaron Woods, 11. Teig Wilton, 12. Wade Graham, 13. Toby Rudolf
Bench/Reserves: 14. Connor Tracey, 15. Aiden Tolman, 16. Jack Williams, 17. Billy Magoulias, 18. Braydon Trindall, 19. Nene Macdonald, 20. Andrew Fifita, 21. Franklin Pele