2021 NRL – Sydney Roosters vs Brisbane Broncos Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Sydney Roosters vs Brisbane Broncos taking place? Saturday 22nd May, 2021 – 08:30 (UK)

Where is Sydney Roosters vs Brisbane Broncos taking place? Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

Where can I get tickets for Sydney Roosters vs Brisbane Broncos? Click here for ticket information on 2021 NRL matches

What channel is Sydney Roosters vs Brisbane Broncos on? Sky Sports Arena will be televising selected NRL games in the UK and you can find their schedule here. For Australian broadcasters, you can find a list here

Where can I stream Sydney Roosters vs Brisbane Broncos? If televised on Sky Sports, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go. Alternatively, the match will be available to subscribers of Watch NRL

THE TEAM NEWS

SYDNEY ROOSTERS

Starting 13: Tedesco, Tupou, J. Morris, Manu, Ikuvalu, Lam, Walker, Waerea-Hargreaves, Marschke, Liu, Crichton, Tupouniua, Radley – Interchanges: Keighran, Suluka-Fifita, N. Butcher, Taukeiaho – Reserves: Whyte, Baker, E. Butcher, Suaalii

Unavailable: Billy Smith (Injured), Boyd Cordner (Injured), Luke Keary (Injured), Freddy Lussick (Injured), Brett Morris (Injured), Lindsay Collins (Injured), Sam Verrills (Injured), Drew Hutchison (Injured)

  • Sydney Roosters made an immediate return to winning ways as they overcame North Queensland Cowboys last week to make it three successes in their last four and they will be confident of building on that as they host struggling Brisbane Broncos.
  • The Roosters crossed for six tries in that victory and despite almost blowing an 18-0 lead, they held firm before kicking on to seal the win which has seen Trent Robinson name an unchanged side, although highly-rated teenager Joseph Suaalii is expected to receive a late call-up to make his debut.

BRISBANE BRONCOS

Starting 13: Isaako, Coates, Farnworth, Arthars, Mead, Kelly, Gamble, Lodge, Turpin, Haas, Palasia, Pangai Jnr., Flegler – Interchanges: Hetherington, Asiata, Bullemor, Kennedy – Reserves: Robati, Copley, Piakura, Levi

Unavailable: Kotoni Staggs (Injured), Ben Te’o (Injured), Alex Glenn (Injured), Patrick Carrigan (Injured), Jordan Riki (Suspended), Herbie Farnworth (Injured)

  • Brisbane Broncos were blown away by Manly Sea Eagles in what was a woeful display last week and having gone down 50-6 in that game, Kevin Walters has lost patience with playmaker Anthony Milford once again.
  • Milford has paid the price for another sub-par showing and will be replaced in the halves by Albert Kelly while Corey Oates has also made way for David Mead but Herbie Farnworth is an enforced withdrawal despite being named in the initial side after suffering hamstring tightness.

THE PREDICTION

Sydney Roosters produced good response to their loss against Parramatta Eels by proving too good for North Queensland Cowboys last week. That success kept the Roosters in the mix for the top four and they will fancy their chances of recording another win here as they host a Brisbane Broncos outfit that shipped 50 points last week. They were dreadful as Manly Sea Eagles ripped them apart which made it six losses in their last seven and with James Tedesco pulling the strings in an impressive way last week for the Roosters, he can lead his side to a big win here with the margin set to be at least 20 points.

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