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It’s a case of premiership fancies versus wooden spoon contenders as the Sydney Roosters take on the Gold Coast Titans at the SCG. Join The Roar for live scores from 3pm (AEST).
The Roosters were made to work for it, but they got back to their winning ways on Saturday with a hard-fought eight-point win over the tenacious Warriors. Sitting inside the top four with a league-best +160 points differential, the Chooks are primed in their quest to make it three straight premierships.
They might need to work for it again, however, with the bottom-four Gold Coast Titans making the ladder-leading Panthers work hard for an eight-point win last week as well. New coach Justin Holbrook has got the Titans playing a lot better than recent years and, although the wins aren’t flowing, they’re a lot harder to play against.
Unsurprisingly, the Roosters have dominated this rivalry. The last five meetings between these sides have gone the way of Easts, with last year’s encounter a particularly bruising 58-6 demolition.
Kick-off: 3pm (AEST)
TV: Fox Sports
Live stream: Kayo Sports, Foxtel, NRL Live Pass
1. James Tedesco, 2. Ryan Hall, 3. Josh Morris, 4. Joseph Manu, 5. Matt Ikuvalu, 6. Luke Keary, 7. Kyle Flanagan, 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, 9. Jake Friend, 10. Sio Siua Taukeiaho, 11. Sitili Tupouniua, 12. Mitchell Aubusson, 13. Isaac Liu
Bench/Reserves: 14. Lachlan Lam, 15. Poasa Faamausili, 16. Nat Butcher, 17. Lindsay Collins, 18. Christian Tuipulotu, 19. Drew Hutchison, 20. Daniel Fifita 21. Egan Butcher
1. Corey Thompson, 2. Anthony Don, 3. Brian Kelly, 4. Dale Copley, 5. Phillip Sami, 6. Ashley Taylor, 7. Jamal Fogarty, 8. Moeaki Fotuaika, 9. Nathan Peats, 10. Jaimin Joliffe, 11. Kevin Proctor, 12. Keegan Hipgrave, 13. Jai Arrow
Bench/Reserves: 14. Tanah Boyd, 15. Tyrone Peachey, 16. Jarrod Wallace, 17. Sam Lisone, 18. Erin Clark, 19. Sam Stone, 20. Jai Whitbread, 21. AJ Brimson