Sydney Roosters 2021 TV schedule, squad and team guide
Knocked off their perch in 2020, the Roosters will be aiming to bounce straight back this season.
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The Melbourne Storm might be the most consistent NRL team of the past decade or so, but the Sydney Roosters just about match them as the competition's model franchise. The return of 2013 grand final superstar Sonny Bill Williams was the feel-good story for the Roosters last year.
But this season they will be missing the valuable experience of SBW as well as their inspirational skipper Boyd Cordner. He will be rested for the opening 12 rounds due to his history of concussions.
The big question mark for the Roosters is can they find the right playmaker to take them all the way to premiership glory? Many astute pundits believe teenage halfback Sam Walker, the son of former Broncos playmaker Ben, can deliver the goods.
Fans will be salivating if coach Trent Robinson decides to throw another teen sensation, Joseph Suaalii, into the cauldron, provided the NRL allows him to make his NRL debut before he turns 18 in August. There has been so much hype over Suaalii that his debut will be sure to generate lots of interest.
How to watch Sydney Roosters NRL matches
Super keen to check in to all their matches as the Roosters begin their season? Well you better get your hands on a Foxtel or Kayo Sports subscription. Of their fixtures, 50% are on free-to-air television and the other half are exclusive to Fox League.
If you are yet to check out Kayo, there's a 14-day free trial. We have also put together a Kayo vs Foxtel guide so you can see how they compare. A Basic subscription to Kayo is $25 a month and gives you access to 2 devices. For $35 a month you get a third screen.
It also has a number of features such as SplitView, where you can watch four sports at once, Interactive Stats, Kayo Minis and No Spoilers. All up, Kayo has more than 50 sports on offer and you can check out our full review of the newcomer on the Australian sporting scene.
Watch Sydney Roosters matches overseas
If you are travelling in 2021, you can still catch Roosters games overseas with the Watch NRL app. Check out our full guide on streaming the 2021 NRL season from overseas for more information.
When do the Sydney Roosters play next?
You can see the Roosters' 2021 NRL fixtures here.
Sydney Roosters squad
Sydney Roosters history
When the Roosters win premierships, they tend to do it in bunches. They claimed multiple titles way back in the early 1910s and again in the 30s and 70s.
The Roosters are in the middle of another hugely successful era right now, which is why it was strange to see them bundled out of the finals last year in straight sets.
But those defeats will be etched in the memories of the players and Robinson, the sort of no-nonsense coach that manages to switch his focus to the new task at hand. It is a formula that has already reaped three premierships in eight years at the helm.
They keep losing the odd important player to free agency or retirement, but the wheel keeps on turning. Behind Robinson, James Tedesco, Cordner et al, there is no reason to think that won't continue this coming season.
Image source: NRL website
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