Sunday’s second NRL Round 23 match is between Sydney Roosters and Nth Queensland Cowboys. The opening bounce is set to commence at 16:05 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 Nth Queensland Cowboys.
When: 16:05 | Sunday 14/08/2016
Where: Allianz Stadium
Tip: Sydney Roosters at $2.75
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: Dale Copley at $18.00
Roosters: 1. Blake Ferguson 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Dale Copley 4. Shaun Kenny-Dowall 5. Latrell Mitchell 6. Connor Watson 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Jake Friend 10. Dylan Napa 11. Boyd Cordner 12. Mitchell Aubusson 13. Sio Siua Taukeiaho. Interchange: 14. Sam Moa 15. Isaac Liu 16. Ryan Matterson 17. Kane Evans 18. Aidan Guerra.
Cowboys: 1. Lachlan Coote 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Justin O’Neill 4. Kane Linnett 5. Antonio Winterstein 6. Michael Morgan 7. Johnathan Thurston 8. Matthew Scott 9. Ray Thompson 10. James Tamou 11. Gavin Cooper 12. Ethan Lowe 13. Jason Taumalolo. Interchange: 14. Rory Kostjasyn 15. John Asiata 16. Scott Bolton 17. Patrick Kaufusi 18. Coen Hess 19. Javid Bowen.
Sydney Roosters’ halfback Mitchell Pearce is a late scratching from his side’s clash with Penrith on Monday night due to a calf problem.
Ryan Matterson, not Jackson Hastings, has been called up to partner Connor Watson in the halves in what is now an all-rookie halves pairing. Grant Garvey has joined the bench.
Penrith prop Suaia Matagi has been left off the team sheet for the home team, with rookie Moses Leota to start and Jeremy Latimore added to the bench.
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change