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2019 World Club Challenge: Teams and Game Day

Post by greeneyed » January 29, 2019, 9:53 am

Super Bowl sledge: NRL promotion pokes fun at American ‘world champions’

The NRL is currently running a cheeky promotional campaign in Atlanta in the lead up to Super Bowl LIII.
Billboards picture Roosters skipper Boyd Cordner (showing off his premiership ring) with teammates James Tedesco and Latrell Mitchell, and the club mascot with the words: “Sydney Roosters World Champions of Football.”

Read more: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-pr ... 80cf2a1f30

Wigan Warriors have taken a cheeky swipe at the Sydney Roosters ahead of the World Club Challenge next month

English Super League champions Wigan have hit back at an advertising campaign which proclaims their Australian counterparts Sydney Roosters as world champions.

Wigan have responded with a mocked-up picture from the film ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ posted on Twitter, say the advertising campaign will provide them with extra motivation for the February 17 clash. “That’s the team talk, sorted,” the tweet says.

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Post by greeneyed » February 8, 2019, 11:51 am

Sydney Roosters announce World Club Challenge squad

The Sydney Roosters have announced their 23-man squad for the World World Club Challenge match against the Wigan Warriors at DW Stadium on Sunday, February 17 local time (Monday, February 18 at 6.00am AEDT). The final team of 17 will be announced one hour before kick off of the match.

Roosters squad: Mitchell Aubusson, Nat Butcher, Lindsay Collins, Boyd Cordner (c), Angus Crichton, Cooper Cronk, Poasa Faamausili, Jake Friend (c), Ryan Hall, Matt Ikuvalu, Luke Keary, Asu Kepaoa, Lachlan Lam, Isaac Liu, Joseph Manu, Brett Morris, Victor Radley, Siosiua Taukeiaho, James Tedesco, Zane Tetevano, Daniel Tupou, Sitili Tupouniua, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves

Read more: https://www.roosters.com.au/news/2019/0 ... nge-squad/
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Post by greeneyed » February 15, 2019, 8:41 am

Keary to start for Sydney Roosters, Crichton in doubt

Sydney Roosters five-eighth Luke Keary has declared himself a certain starter for Sunday's World Club Challenge showdown against Wigan, while recruit Angus Crichton remains in doubt.

"I twinged my left calf about a month ago," Keary said. "I've been training fully for a couple of weeks now, so I'll definitely be playing. There's no doubt about that."

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Post by greeneyed » February 17, 2019, 8:04 am

Wigan Warriors and Sydney Roosters name teams for World Club Challenge

Wigan Warriors v Sydney Roosters
Broadcast: Monday, February 18, 6.05am (AEDT) live on Gem, Fox League.

Roosters squad: Mitchell Aubusson, Nat Butcher, Lindsay Collins, Boyd Cordner (c), Cooper Cronk, Poasa Faamausili, Jake Friend (c), Ryan Hall, Matt Ikuvalu, Luke Keary, Asu Kepaoa, Lachlan Lam, Isaac Liu, Joseph Manu, Brett Morris, Victor Radley, Siosiua Taukeiaho, James Tedesco, Zane Tetevano, Daniel Tupou, Sitili Tupouniua, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves

Warriors squad: Joe Bullock, Tony Clubb, Tom Davies, Morgan Escare, Liam Farrell, Ben Flower, Oliver Gildart, Joe Greenwood, Gabe Hamlin, Zak Hardaker, Willie Isa, Thomas Leuluai, Liam Marshall, Romain Navarrete, Sean O'Loughlin, Sam Powell, Dan Sarginson, Taulima Tautai, George Williams

Crichton aiming to make comeback in final trial after being ruled out of WCC: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/02/17/ang ... nal-trial/

Video: Tedesco to share goalkicking duties in WCC: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/02/17/ted ... es-in-wcc/

Video: Kiwis Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and Thomas Leuluai talk about facing off against each other in the World Club Challenge: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/02/16/kiw ... sh-in-wcc/

Video: Sean O’Loughlin says winning the WCC in 2017 showed the Wigan captain how much the title means to the club and its fans: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/02/16/wor ... for-wigan/

Video: Trent Robinson talks about Roosters fans travelling 17,000km for the game and the importance of the WCC concept: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/02/16/roo ... k-for-wcc/
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Post by greeneyed » February 17, 2019, 12:14 pm

Super League boss wants WCC in October in US, Middle East or Asia

Super League CEO Robert Elstone is calling for changes to the World Club Challenge, proposing the game be played in the US, South-East Asia or the Middle East in October.

The former CEO of English football club Everton revealed he is in talks with the NRL to find ways for the match to gain more significance on the rugby league calendar.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/02/17/sup ... t-or-asia/

Video: Super League boss wants end of season WCC: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/02/17/sup ... eason-wcc/

Video: Cordner: WCC is up there with Origin: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/02/17/cor ... th-origin/

Video: Crichton out while Roosters complete final WCC training run: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/02/17/cri ... ining-run/
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Post by greeneyed » February 17, 2019, 12:33 pm

World Club Challenge: Wigan Warriors comfortable with underdog tag against the Sydney Roosters

Wigan coach Adrian Lam says his side are revelling in the role of underdogs ahead of their World Club Challenge clash with the Sydney Roosters.

The NRL premiers are heavy favourites to claim a fourth world title - which would equal Wigan's haul - with 13 of their grand final-winning players set to line up against the Super League champions in front of a crowd of over 20,000 at DW Stadium at 6am (AEDT) on Monday.

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Post by gergreg » February 17, 2019, 12:55 pm

Interesting to see Ryan Hall named. I thought he was out until mid season with a knee injury?

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Post by RTW » February 17, 2019, 2:23 pm

He needed a legitimate reason to head back to England and drop off his brown paper bags.


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Post by greeneyed » February 18, 2019, 7:50 am

Brett Morris stars as Sydney Roosters beat Wigan Warriors in World Club Challenge

Brett Morris has starred in his Roosters debut as the 2018 NRL premiers became the equal-most successful team in World Club Challenge history. Morris scored a first-half hat-trick as the Tricolours beat Wigan 20-8 in front of 21,331 fans at DW Stadium.

ROOSTERS 20 (B.Morris 3, D.Tupou tries; S.Taukeiaho goal) beat WIGAN 8 (L.Marshall, T.Davies tries) at DW Stadium.

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Wigan: 20. Zak Hardaker 2. Tom Davies 4. Oliver Gildart 3. Dan Sarginson 17. Liam Marshall 6. George Williams 7. Thomas Leiluai 8. Tony Clubb 9. Sam Powell 10. Ben Flower 11. Joe Greenwood 12. Liam Farrell 13. Sean O’Loughlin Interchange: 14. Romain Navarrete 15. Willie Isa 16. Gabe Hamlin 22. Joe Bullock

Roosters: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 4. Joseph Manu 5. Brett Morris 20. Matt Ikuvalu 6. Luke Keary 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Jake Friend (c) 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Boyd Cordner (c) 3. Mitchell Aubusson 13. Victor Radley Interchange: 14. Isaac Liu 15. Zane Tetevano 16. Lindsay Collins 17. Nat Butcher

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/02/18/bre ... challenge/

https://www.news.com.au/sport/nrl/brett ... 16078c9884

https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/world- ... b896759e17

Match highlights: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/02/18/mat ... -roosters/
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Post by RedRaider » February 19, 2019, 8:49 pm

Congratulations to the Chooks. Hopefully one day this can be the Raiders.

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