Written by Adam Whitelock
Friday, 9th of October, 7:50 PM, NRL Finals Week 2, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Sydney Roosters versus Canberra Raiders NRL Match Fixture
The Roosters come into this elimination final after falling just short against minor premiers the Panthers last week, while the Raiders overcame the Sharks after a strong second-half performance. The Roosters have Jake Friend and Sonny Bill Williams returning and will be keen to show they aren’t a spent force, whilst the Raiders are near full strength and will be out to end the Roosters season in this grand final rematch.
The Sydney Roosters
|Daniel Fifita||Freddy Lussick|
|Sonny Bill Williams|
1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Josh Morris 4. Joseph Manu 5. Brett Morris 6. Luke Keary 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Jake Friend 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Boyd Cordner 12. Angus Crichton 13. Isaac Liu
Reserves: 14. Lindsay Collins 15. Sitili Tupouniua 16. Mitchell Aubusson 17. Sonny Bill Williams 18. Nat Butcher 19. Daniel Fifita 20. Matt Ikuvalu 21. Lachlan Lam
Coach: Trent Robinson
The Canberra Raiders
1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Semi Valemi 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Jordan Rapana 5. Nick Cotric 6. Jack Wighton 7. George Williams 8. Josh Papali’i 9. Tom Starling 10. Iosia Soliola 11. John Bateman 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Joseph Tapine
Reserves: 14. Siliva Havili 15. Dunamis Lui 16. Hudson Young 17. Corey Harawira-Naera 18. Sam Williams 19. Matthew Timoko 20. Kai O’Donnell 21. Michael Oldfield
Coach: Ricky Stuart
The last time these two teams met the Roosters beat the Raiders 18-6, Previously, in earlier years and most recent form, 39 matches played between the Roosters and the Raiders favouring the Roosters winning 26, all other statistics suggest the Roosters are better at scoring opposed to the Raiders having a better defense.
Canberra Raiders by 12