The Roosters and Raiders have confirmed their line-ups for the 2019 grand final, with veteran Roosters hooker Jake Friend to come off the bench in his first appearance since round 18.

Roosters coach Trent Robinson has opted to start 20-year-old Sam Verrills to start at hooker with Friend to make his long-awaited return via the interchange. Zane Tetevano is the man to miss out.

Friend has made just five appearances this season and has been out since July with arm and calf injuries.

Ryan Hall was the other Rooster to drop off the extended bench on game day, while Ryan Sutton and Siliva Havili were trimmed from the Raiders' reserve list.

Canberra have named the same 17 that defeated South Sydney last week.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
    Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
  • Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
    Winger for Raiders is number 2 Nick Cotric
  • Centre for Roosters is number 3 Latrell Mitchell
    Centre for Raiders is number 3 Jarrod Croker
  • Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
    Centre for Raiders is number 4 Joseph Leilua
  • Winger for Roosters is number 5 Brett Morris
    Winger for Raiders is number 5 Jordan Rapana
  • Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Luke Keary
    Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack Wighton
  • Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Cooper Cronk
    Halfback for Raiders is number 7 Aidan Sezer

Forwards

  • Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
    Prop for Raiders is number 8 Josh Papalii
  • Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Sam Verrills
    Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Josh Hodgson
  • Prop for Roosters is number 10 Isaac Liu
    Prop for Raiders is number 10 Iosia Soliola
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Boyd Cordner
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 John Bateman
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Mitchell Aubusson
    2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
  • Lock for Roosters is number 13 Victor Radley
    Lock for Raiders is number 13 Joseph Tapine

Interchange

  • Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Angus Crichton
    Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Bailey Simonsson
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Nat Butcher
    Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Emre Guler
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Siosiua Taukeiaho
    Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Corey Horsburgh
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 20 Jake Friend
    Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Dunamis Lui