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Sydney Roosters vs Canberra Raiders
The Sydney Roosters take on the Canberra Raiders in this round 9 match up from the 2019 NRL season at the first ever NRL Magic Weekend at the iconic Suncorp Stadium and the great news for all Rugby League fans is that you can watch all of the action from this match, and from ever game at the NRL Magic Weekend via our NRL live streaming partners.
The Roosters head into this Magic Round top of the table in the NRL, but they are level on points with their rivals the Rabbitohs and they are just 2 points ahead of the Raiders which just highlights the importance of the win for both of these 2 sides and shows why this has all of the hallmarks of been the tie of the round in Brisbane.
Canberra have really impressed this season and it has been their quartet of England stars that have grabbed the headlines but unfortunately for fans over on this side of the world, John Bateman is out long term with a broken cheekbones whilst Ryan hall continues to rehab and still awaits his NRL debut.
The Roosters have won each of their last 7 matches whilst the Raiders have won 4 of their last 5.
Ikuvalu is back on the wing for the Roosters so Manu goes to centre with Aubusson on the bench.
Hudson Young replaces John Bateman for Canberra whilst Rapana swaps with Simonsson.
This is just one of those games that you have to sit back and enjoy the quality on show as both of these 2 ides are not only packed with international stars but they are also playing great rugby at the moment.
We expect this to be a great game and one that is in the balance throughout but in a match such as that you are looking to your big name players to stand up and be counted and whilst John Bateman who has been the star for Canberra so far is missing, Mitchell for the Roosters is out on the field and having somebody like him who can create something out of nothing is often the difference in a game such as this.
Score Prediction Sydney Roosters by 6