How to watch Sydney Roosters vs Canberra Raiders NRL 2021 online and match preview
The Sydney Roosters and Canberra Raiders have everything to play for when they battle it out at Central Coast Stadium on Saturday night.
The Roosters and Raiders meet for the first time since last season's bruising, brutal, epic semi-final and once again there's plenty to play for. The Roosters need a win to stay in touch with the top four following last week's shock loss to the battling Brisbane Broncos.
Ricky Stuart's Raiders just need a win, their season already teetering on the edge after dropping six of their last seven games. Their record in Gosford is bleak: they've lost all six NRL outings at Central Coast Stadium, dating all the way back to 2000.
When is Roosters vs Raiders?
This match kicks off at 7:35pm AEST on Saturday 29 May. You can see our full 2021 NRL season draw here.
How to watch Roosters vs Raiders
Kayo Sports, Foxtel iQ and Foxtel Now are your only options for watching this match-up. Considering its price, free trial and accessibility, we think Kayo is the way to go. See more details in our comparison of Kayo vs Foxtel.
All three matches on Super Saturday – Panthers vs Bulldogs at 3pm AEST, Rabbitohs vs Eels (5:30pm AEST) and Roosters vs Raiders – are exclusive to Fox League. There is no free-to-air coverage. You can see our guide to each team's matches on Channel 9 here.
Stream Sydney vs Canberra on Kayo Sports
Five of the Roosters' next seven games are exclusive to Fox League, so they won't be on free-to-air TV. It's a similar story for the Raiders, with four of their next five matches not being shown on Channel 9. So fans of either team should strongly consider signing up to Kayo to get every game live or on demand.
New customers get a 14-day free trial to see all it has to offer. Once you decide to sign up, Kayo costs $25 a month and you can watch the action on two screens or devices at once. There is also a premium option for $35 a month which gives you an extra screen. You can check it all out in our Kayo Sports review.
Unlike other broadcasters, Kayo has a wide range of special features. They include SplitView, which lets you watch four sports at once on the same screen. Interactive Stats, No Spoilers, Key Moments and choose your own camera are also options.
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Roosters vs Raiders team lists
Roosters team: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Josh Morris 4. Joseph Manu 5. Matt Ikuvalu 6. Lachlan Lam 7. Sam Walker 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Ben Marschke 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 12. Sitili Tupouniua 15. Nat Butcher 13. Isaac Liu 14. Adam Keighran 16. Daniel Suluka-Fifita 17. Fletcher Baker 18. Tuku Hau Tapuha 20. Egan Butcher 21. Joseph Suaalii
Raiders team: 1. Caleb Aekins 2. Bailey Simonsson 3. Sebastian Kris 4. Curtis Scott 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. Sam Williams 8. Dunamis Lui 9. Tom Starling 10. Emre Guler 11. Corey Harawira-Naera 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Ryan Sutton 14. Josh Hodgson 15. Iosia Soliola 16. Corey Horsburgh 17. Ryan James 18. Elijah Anderson 21. Hudson Young
Sydney Roosters vs Canberra Raiders 2021 match preview
Expect the Roosters to be breathing fire on Saturday night. They must respond to the disaster of last week's loss to Brisbane. It was their first loss to a team outside the eight this season.
Despite their injury list and suspensions to Victor Radley (five matches) and Angus Crichton (two), they can steady the ship this week. They face the 11th-placed, free-falling, injury-riddled Raiders, who looked cooked against the Storm last week. They never win in Gosford anyway.
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