Sunday’s (19/07/2015) first NRL 2015 Round 19 match is between Sydney Roosters and New Zealand Warriors. The opening bounce is set to commence at 14:05 local time with the game to be played at Allianz Stadium. The home team Sydney Roosters are the favourites for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Sydney Roosters and New Zealand Warriors.
When: 14:05 | Sunday 19/07/2015
Where: Allianz Stadium
Tip: Sydney Roosters at $1.27
Value Tip: First Tryscorer:Daniel Dupou at $9.00
1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Michael Jennings 4. Blake Ferguson 5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall 6. James Maloney 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Jake Friend 10. Dylan Napa 11. Boyd Cordner 12. Mitchell Aubusson 13. Aidan Guerra. Interchange: 14. Sam Moa 15. Isaac Liu 16. Kane Evans 17. Sio Siua Taukeiaho 18. Jackson Hastings.
1 Sam Tomkins, 2 Tuimoala Lolohea, 3 David Fusitu’a, 4 Solomone Kata, 5 Jonathan Wright, 6 Chad Townsend, 7 Shaun Johnson, 8 Jacob Lillyman, 9 Nathan Friend, 10 Ben Matulino, 11 Bodene Thompson, 12 Raymond Faitala-Mariner, 13 Simon Mannering (c). Interchange: 14 Siliva Havili, 15 Sione Lousi, 16 Charlie Gubb, 17 Albert Vete, 18 Sam Rapira.
Sydney Roosters have capitalised on a first half shutout of Penrith to record a 24-4 win and consolidate their spot in the top four on Saturday night.
For the second time this year, centre Blake Ferguson tore up the Panthers’ left edge, having a hand in two tries and he should’ve had one himself.
After bagging a double in a 20-12 win in March, the former bad boy – together with wing partner Shaun Kenny-Dowall – took full advantage of a forward pack that exposed a frail Panthers middle with unerring ease.
NSW halfback Mitchell Pearce bounced back from the Blues’ pummelling in Brisbane with a strong outing.
The visitors added a try to their 2-0 lead when Kenny-Dowall finished a long-range effort that included Ferguson bumping off two defenders in the 20th minute.
With four regular first-graders still on the sideline, a game Panthers outfit stayed with the dominant Roosters to cop a 6-0 deficit at halftime.
But the Roosters duo combined again after the break when a soaring Ferguson tapped back a James Maloney kick for his in-form teammate.
Eight minutes later Roger Tuivasa-Sheck spun the lead to 18 with a solo effort.
There was faint hope of a comeback when makeshift winger Lewis Brown – filling in after David Simmons limped off with a bad back in the first half – stormed onto a Dean Whare inside pass in the 71st minute.
But Roosters prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves sealed the win with a barnstorming run in the 75th.
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change