Roosters v Storm

13 Aug 20 0 Comments

Written by Christopher Tearse

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Thursday, August 13, 7.50 PM, Round 14, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Sydney Roosters take on Melbourne Storm NRL Match Preview

Another blockbuster, the Storm will play this one without their Captain and without Cameron Munster which means if the Storm wins this head to head match fixture it would almost be an insult to the Roosters, the Roosters will again trial Lachlan Lam in the number 7 jersey and Kyle Flannagan misses out for another week.

The Roosters are suffering from a large injury toll and as of late have not been covering the margins they once were, it’s a tough one to call but either way, it will be an onslaught of physicality which is always entertaining, will the Storm get over the Roosters without their Captain or will the Roosters put double digits on the Storm?

The Sydney Roosters

Christian Tuipulotu Sam Stone
Egan Butcher
Josh Morris
Kyle Flanagan

Sydney Roosters 2020 squad list excluding above changes below;

1. James Tedesco 2. Ryan Hall 3. Josh Morris 4. Joseph Manu 5. Matt Ikuvalu 6. Luke Keary 7. Lachlan Lam 8. Lindsay Collins 9. Jake Friend 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Sitili Tupouniua 12. Mitchell Aubusson 13. Isaac Liu

Reserves: 14. Drew Hutchison 15. Poasa Faamausili 16. Nat Butcher 17. Daniel Fifita 18. Egan Butcher 19. Christian Tuipulotu 20. Max Bailey 21. Kyle Flanagan

Coach: Trent Robinson

The Melbourne Storm

Brenko Lee Cameron Munster
Cooper Johns
Dale Finucane
Ryan Papenhuyzen
Sandor Earl

Melbourne Storm 2020 squad list excluding above changes below;

1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. Tom Eisenhuth 4. Justin Olam 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Ryley Jacks 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Brandon Smith 10. Christian Welch 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Dale Finucane

Reserves: 14. Nicholas Hynes 15. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui 16. Albert Vete 17. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 18. Sandor Earl 19. Chris Lewis 20. Cooper Johns 21. Brenko Lee

Coach: Craig Bellamy


The last time these two teams met the Storm at home scraped in a win against the Roosters 27-25. Previously, in earlier years and most recent form, 40 matches played between the Roosters and the Storm favour the Storm winning 22, all other statistics suggest it’s going to be close but the Roosters have a 75% win rate at this venue.



Sydney Roosters for the win.

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