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20 Aug 2022
Conrad Castleton 20 Aug 2022
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  • Sydney Roosters vs Wests Tigers predictions for Saturday’s NRL game
  • The Round 23 clash is being played at Sydney Cricket Ground (10:35 BST)
  • Joseph Suaalii has scored 14 tries in his last 14 games
  • Can the Tigers avoid a flogging at the SCG?
  • Preview, tips, stats & team lists
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Sydney Roosters have won 15 of the last 16 games against Wests Tigers (Getty)

Sydney Roosters vs Wests Tigers Predictions


Sydney have won five straight as they make their charge towards the NRL finals. I am backing the Roosters to dominate the first half and sticking with Joseph Suaalii in the tryscoring markets.
  • Sydney Roosters vs Wests Tigers Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Sydney Roosters Form
  • Sydney Roosters Injuries & Team News
  • Sydney Roosters Team List
  • Wests Tigers Form
  • Wests Tigers Injuries & Team News
  • Wests Tigers Team List
  • Sydney Roosters vs Wests Tigers Live Stream FAQ

Stats


  • Sydney have won their last 5 games.
  • Sydney’s Joseph Suaalii has scored 14 tries in his last 14 games.
  • Sydney have won 15 of the last 16 games against Wests.
  • Wests have lost 9 of their last 10 games.

Head to Head


Sydney have a 27-9 advantage against Wests.

The Roosters have won 15 of the last 16 encounters including 40-6 last season.

Sydney Roosters Form


Sydney have won their last five games to climb back into the Top 8. 

Trent Robinson’s side thumped St George Illawarra 54-26 on the Central Coast. They then won 42-12 in Newcastle, 20-10 in Manly and 34-16 against Brisbane. 

The Roosters beat North Queensland 32-18 at the SCG last week, making 8 line breaks, 42 tackle breaks and missing 27 tackles.

Sydney Roosters Injuries & Team News


Sio Siua Taukeiaho (cheekbone) is still out with Matt Lodge keeping his place in the starting side. 

Paul Momirovski is out with Oliver Gildart coming onto the wing. 

Lindsay Collins (concussion) remains out. Billy Smith (knee) and Sitili Tupouniua (knee) are gone for the season.

Sydney Roosters Team List


1. James Tedesco
2. Daniel Tupou
20. Oliver Gildart 
4. Joseph Manu
5. Joseph Suaalii
6. Luke Keary
7. Sam Walker
8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
9. Sam Verrills  
10. Matt Lodge 
11. Angus Crichton
12. Nat Butcher
13. Victor Radley

Interchange

14. Connor Watson  
15. Egan Butcher
16. Drew Hutchison 
17. Terrell May  

Reserves 

18. Kevin Naiqama
19. Fletcher Baker

Wests Tigers Form


Wests have lost nine of their last 10 games.

Brett Kimmorley’s side lost seven straight before a 32-18 win in Brisbane, scoring 20-6 points in the second half.

The Tigers couldn’t back up, losing 14-10 against Newcastle in Campbelltown and 36-12 against Cronulla in Tamworth last week.

Wests Tigers Injuries & Team News


James Roberts drops out with Ken Maumalo back on the wing and Starford Toa moving to the centres. 

Alex Seyfarth is on the bench with Tyrone Peachey dropping to the reserves. 

Luke Brooks (calf) and Stefano Utoikamanu (wrist) are another week away from returning. 

Tommy Talau (knee) could return before the end of the season. Jackson Hastings (ankle), Shawn Blore (ACL) and Alex Twal (concussion) are gone for the season.

Wests Tigers Team List


1. Daine Laurie
2. Brent Naden
3. Starford Toa 
4. Asu Kepaoa
5. Ken Maumalo  
6. Adam Doueihi
7. Jock Madden 
8. James Tamou
9. Fa'amanu Brown
10. Zane Musgrove 
11. Luke Garner 
12. Kelma Tuilagi
13. Joe Ofahengaue

Interchange

14. Fonua Pole
15. Austin Dias 
16. Tom Freebairn 
17. Alex Seyfarth

Reserves 

18. Jake Simpkin
21. Junior Pauga

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Verdict

Sydney are making their charge towards the NRL finals after five straight wins. The Roosters should dominate the first half with Joseph Suaalii backed to continue his great form.

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