2021 NRL – Sydney Roosters vs Gold Coast Titans Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Sydney Roosters vs Gold Coast Titans taking place? Saturday 11th September, 2021 – 08:40 (UK)

Where is Sydney Roosters vs Gold Coast Titans taking place? Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville

Where can I get tickets for Sydney Roosters vs Gold Coast Titans? Click here for ticket information on 2021 NRL matches

What channel is Sydney Roosters vs Gold Coast Titans 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 Gold Coast Titans? 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, Morris, Keighran, Ikuvalu, Hutchison, Lam, Waerea-Hargreaves, Verrills, Taukeiaho, Crichton, Tupouniua, Radley – Interchanges: Walker, Liu, E. Butcher, Baker – Reserves: Copley, Thomas, B. Marschke, Whyte

Unavailable: Luke Keary (Injured), Lindsay Collins (Injured), Joseph Suaalii (Injured), Billy Smith (Injured), Nat Butcher (Injured), Joey Manu (Injured), Tuku Hau Tapuha (Injured)

  • Sydney Roosters responded to their heavy loss to South Sydney Rabbitohs by scoring 40 points in a one-sided victory over Canberra Raiders to wrap up their regular season campaign but it was not enough to finish in the top four.
  • The Roosters lost out to Manly Sea Eagles for fourth spot meaning the Tricolours go straight into knockout football and they are boosted by the return of enforcers Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and Victor Radley.

GOLD COAST TITANS

Starting 13: Campbell, Sami, Kelly, Herbert, Thompson, Peachey, Fogarty, Wallace, Rein, Fotuaika, Proctor, Fermor, Fa’asuamaleaui – Interchanges: Clark, Lisone, Fifita, Jolliffe – Reserves: McIntyre, Sexton, Marzhew, Don

Unavailable: AJ Brimson (Injured), Ash Taylor (Injured)

  • Gold Coast Titans booked their spot in the finals and did so in fashion thanks to a dominant victory over New Zealand Warriors to leapfrog Cronulla Sharks in the final game of the regular season.
  • Needing to win by 11 points or more to finish in eighth spot, the Titans ended a three-match losing run by running out 44-0 winners in an impressive win but this is a much tougher challenge for Justin Holbrook’s men.

THE PREDICTION

Sydney Roosters have done well to be in the mix for a top four spot owing to their horrendous run of injuries this season but they could not hold on in the final weeks and they had to settle for fifth. That will not deter Trent Robinson’s side with the Roosters coach knowing his side have nothing to lose in the finals. Their first task is to take on a buoyant Gold Coast Titans outfit that were huge winners last week to secure their spot in the top eight and while they will be confident on the back of nilling New Zealand Warriors last week, this is a new experience for them and it could be too much for them. The Roosters are no strangers to finals football and their experience in these type of matches should be telling with the Tricolours able to make it eight straight wins over the Titans, covering the -11.5 handicap in the process.

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