Team List 2020 NRL Season – Round 8 – Storm vs. Roosters

The_Fanatical_Rooster

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This game is scheduled for Thursday night, 2 July 2020, with the venue to be determined (but it will most likely be Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane at this stage).

More information to come to hand in due course.
 
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True, and they will be missing Cameron Munster, which is big.

We will be missing Radley, Verrills and Liu, and get back Tedesco and Josh Morris.

I have since seen confirmation that the game will be played at Suncorp Stadium.
 

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From the Roosters:

"Head Coach Trent Robinson has named his 21-man squad ahead of Thursday's clash with the Melbourne Storm at Suncorp Stadium in Round 8.

James Tedesco and Josh Morris both return to the starting side this week, which will see Joseph Manu return to the right centre position and Brett Morris to the right wing.

Nat Butcher is set for his first start of the season at lock, while the returning Poasa Faamausili is set to line-up for the Roosters for the first time since Round 2 after being named on the interchange bench.

Young hooker Freddy Lussick has been named in the reserves for the first time this season alongside Daniel Suluka-Fifita."

ROUND 8 SQUAD
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 (c)
10. Siosiua Taukeiaho
11. Boyd Cordner (c)
12. Angus Crichton
13. Nat Butcher
INTERCHANGE
14. Poasa Faamausili
15. Sitili Tupouniua
16. Mitchell Aubusson
17. Lindsay Collins
RESERVES
18. Daniel Suluka-Fifita
19. Ryan Hall
20. Freddy Lussick
21. Lachlan Lam
 

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Update on the Storm squad from the Roosters:

"Storm coach Craig Bellamy has named his 21-man squad ahead of kick off against the Sydney Roosters on Thursday night at Suncorp Stadium.

Cameron Munster has been ruled out of the line-up, which will see a halves combination of Jahrome Hughes and Riley Jacks.

The side is captained by Cameron Smith, who will start the match at hooker."

ROUND 8 - THURSDAY 2ND JULY
7:50pm


Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

STORM TEAM LIST:

STARTING SIDE:
Fullback (1): Ryan Papenhuyzen
Winger (2): Suliasi Vunivalu
Centre (3): Justin Olam
Centre (4): Paul Momirovski
Winger (5): Josh Addo-Carr
Five-Eighth (6): Ryley Jacks
Halfback (7): Jahrome Hughes
Prop (8): Jesse Bromwich
Hooker (9): Cameron Smith
Prop (10): Christian Welch
2nd Row (11): Felise Kaufusi
2nd Row (12): Kenneath Bromwich
Lock (13): Dale Finucane

INTERCHANGE:
14: Brandon Smith
15: Tino Faasuamaleaui
16: Tom Eisenhuth
17: Nelson Asofa-Solomona

RESERVES:
18: Cooper Johns
19: Marion Seve
20: Albert Vete
21: Chris Lewis

INS:
Albert Vete
Chris Lewis
Cooper Johns
Marion Seve
Ryley Jacks

OUT:
Cameron Munster
 

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Match preview from the club:

"It'll be a big test on Thursday night when the Sydney Roosters take to the turf of Suncorp Stadium for a blockbuster battle with the Melbourne Storm.

While the Storm are riding high on the back of a big win over the Warriors, the Roosters are enjoying five straight wins since the resumption of the NRL competition.

The Roosters are sitting in third place, while the Melbourne Storm find themselves just below on fourth, separated by for and against alone.

Over the last few seasons, the majority of battles between these two competition heavyweights have been tight and tough.

It's only fitting that Round 8 kick off with a bang! Here's all the numbers and info you need heading into Thursday night's clash.

GAME INFO:
Storm v Roosters
Thursday, July 2nd
Suncorp Stadium
Kick off: 7:50pm

HASHTAGS: #ShowYourTricolours #EastsToWin #NRLStormRoosters
BROADCAST: Channel Nine, Fox League (502), Kayo Sports, NRL App

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TEAM NEWS:
Storm:
Cameron Munster's absence with a knee injury is likely to result in Ryley Jacks or Cooper Johns being called up to partner Jahrome Hughes in the halves. Josh Addo-Carr, Christian Welch and Kenny Bromwich will be monitored after head knocks.

Roosters: Isaac Liu is currently sidelined with a broken rib. Nat Butcher replaces Victor Radley at lock while Jake Friend will power through 80 minutes in Sam Verrills' absence. Josh Morris and James Tedesco both return."
 

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Update from the Roosters last night:

"Head Coach Trent Robinson has updated his squad to 19 men ahead of kick off tomorrow night against the Melbourne Storm.

Daniel Suluka-Fifita and Freddy Lussick will both come out of the side, leaving Ryan Hall and Lachlan Lam as the two remaining reserves.

The 17-man squad is currently unchanged, with the final squad to be named one hour prior to kick off."
 

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Talking points about tonight's game from the Roosters club:

"With the Roosters set for a Thursday night battle tonight at Suncorp Stadium, let's run through the big talking points from the week.

SIX AGAIN VARIATION
The Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC) approved a variation to the 'Six Again' rule this week, which will allow referees to re-start the tackle count if markers are not square or break early at the play the ball.

Basically what this means is less penalties and more six again calls, leading to a faster speed and a disadvantage for players who are trying to slow down play.

'You just adapt adapt,' Assistant Coach Nathan Cayless said of the rule change.

'That's the great thing about this Club, they just keep adapting and the players keep improving.'

BUTCHER TO SEIZE OPPORTUNITY
For the first time this season, Nat Butcher will get an opportunity to start at lock.

We've seen Butcher in the starting line-up over the past couple of seasons, but this will be his first challenge starting at lock in the absense of Isaac Liu and Victor Radley.

The weeks forward will see improved minutes for the likes of Sitili Tupouniua and Lindsay Collins, while the returning Poasa Faamausili will also be integral to the forward pack going forward.

'Nat Butcher is a top end player and he's proven that over the last couple of years,' Head Coach Trent Robinson said of the lock position.

'It's a great opportunity for him to step into that role on Thursday night.'

THE RETURN OF POASA
After a short stint at the New Zealand Warriors under the newly approved player loan-out rule, Poasa Faamausili returned to Roosters Headquarters late last week to prepare for Round 8.

Faamausili started in the front row for the Warriors last week, a match that was also played against the Melbourne Storm.

'To be able to call on Poasa, who's been able to play over the last month is invaluable,' Assistant Coach Nathan Cayless said of Poasa's return

'We're confident that Poasa is going to come in and do a job for us.'

ROOSTERS IN NUMBERS
For the first time since the competition's resumption, there could be a crowd of up to 10,000 at Suncorp Stadium for the match.

Roosters Queensland Members were given an opportunity to pre-purchase their tickets late last week, while the general public were given a window early in the week.

Allocation is currently exhausted, with Suncorp Stadium allowing 25% of the stadium's capacity.

LAST TIME WE MET
The Last Time We Met the Melbourne Storm was in a Preliminary Final to decide who would play the Canberra Raiders in the NRL Grand Final.

It was one of many that were decided by just a couple of points between the Roosters and Storm in recent years."
 

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'Game day hub' information from the club:

"The Sydney Roosters are set for a big Thursday night this week when they take on the Melbourne Storm at Suncorp Stadium.

For the first time since the resumption of the NRL competition in late May, Round 8 will be the first time that venues will be allowed a crowd of up to 25% of the venues capacity.

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
Sydney Roosters Queensland Members are able to secure tickets to attend this Thurdsay's blockbuster Round 8 battle after the match was relocated from AAMI Park to Suncorp Stadium.

Tickets to this match will be provided in lieu of the now cancelled match against the North Queensland Cowboys that was originally included in your 2020 Sydney Roosters Queensland Membership package.

Members are advised to check their inbox for more information, or to contact the Membership team.

BROADCAST
There are a few different ways that fans can watch our Round 8 match.

The broadcast will run through Channel Nine and Fox League, while fans with Kayo Sports will be able to stream the match on their preferred device.

Coverage will kick off from 7:30pm on Channel Nine, while Fox League's pre-match will start at 7pm.

Telstra customers will have FREE access to all matches of the NRL Telstra Premiership on the NRL App.

Non-Telstra customers may access live streaming and premium content, via an NRL Live Pass, for a recurring subscription fee of $3.99 per week, $14.99 per month or $99.99 per year (365 days).

New customers can enjoy a free two week trial with a Weekly, Monthly or Annual subscription."
 

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It is game day ladies and gentlemen. I am excited.

I still have several hours of work to go, though. Bring it on.

This should be a cracker, with a close outcome in store. Edge of your seat stuff.

Fire up you mighty mighty Roosters, fire up!
 

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According to the NRL website, we are $1.38 and the Storm is $3.05.

That surprises me. I think the game will be closer than this suggests.

 
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According to the NRL website, we are $1.38 and the Storm is $3.05.

That surprises me. I think the game will be closer than this suggests.

Me too - Chooks should win but Melbourne no easy beats.