The Roosters need the two points to remain in touch with the three teams above them while the Titans continue their search for week-to-week consistency.
You know exactly what you're going to get from a Trent Robinson-coached Roosters team while the Titans, despite showing signs of improvement in 2020, remain a work in progress.
With 80 good minutes against the Roosters they're a chance. Any less and things will be very difficult.
Match: Roosters v Titans
Round 12 -
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Roosters: Ryan Hall replaces the injured Brett Morris (back) on the wing while Sitili Tupouniua starts at centre for the injured Josh Morris (calf). Nat Butcher joins Mitchell Aubusson in the second row and Daniel Fifita joins the bench. Christian Tuipulotu and Egan Butcher were the players omitted an hour before kick-off.
Drew Hutchison was cut from the side on Friday. Captain Boyd Cordner remains sidelined due to concussion worries. The Roosters need four points to reach the landmark tally of 40,000 points scored since 1908.
Titans: AJ Brimson starts at fullback and Sam Stone joins the bench, with Corey Thompson and Jai Whitbread dropping out of the extended squad on game day. Keegan Hipgrave returns in the second row. Sam Lisone (shoulder) and Erin Clark were omitted 24 hours before kick-off.
Titans winger Anthony Don has scored six tries in nine games against the Roosters.
Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James TedescoFullback for Titans is number 21 Alexander Brimson
Winger for Roosters is number 2 Ryan HallWinger for Titans is number 2 Anthony Don
Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph ManuCentre for Titans is number 3 Brian Kelly
Centre for Roosters is number 11 Sitili TupouniuaCentre for Titans is number 4 Dale Copley
Winger for Roosters is number 5 Matt IkuvaluWinger for Titans is number 5 Phillip Sami
Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Luke KearyFive-Eighth for Titans is number 6 Ashley Taylor
Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Kyle FlanaganHalfback for Titans is number 7 Jamal Fogarty
Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-HargreavesProp for Titans is number 8 Moeaki Fotuaika
Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Jake FriendHooker for Titans is number 9 Nathan Peats
Prop for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua TaukeiahoProp for Titans is number 10 Jaimin Jolliffe
2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Mitchell Aubusson2nd Row for Titans is number 11 Kevin Proctor
2nd Row for Roosters is number 16 Nat Butcher2nd Row for Titans is number 12 Keegan Hipgrave
Lock for Roosters is number 13 Isaac LiuLock for Titans is number 13 Jai Arrow
Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Lachlan LamInterchange for Titans is number 14 Tanah Boyd
Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Poasa FaamausiliInterchange for Titans is number 15 Tyrone Peachey
Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Lindsay CollinsInterchange for Titans is number 16 Jarrod Wallace
Interchange for Roosters is number 20 Daniel Suluka-FifitaInterchange for Titans is number 19 Sam Stone
- Referee: Henry Perenara
- Touch Judge: Kasey Badger
- Touch Judge: Drew Oultram
- Video Referee: Bryan Norrie
- Senior Review Official: Ashley Klein
Jared Waerea-Hargreaves v Moeaki Fotuaika. JWH remains one of the best props in the NRL, consistently winning the battle in the middle third of the field. Fotuaika's rapid climb up the front-rowers ranks has been impressive. Now he has the chance to test himself against one of the best props of the past decade.
You could not get a greater gap when it comes to rankings for missed tackles than you have between these two teams. The Roosters have the fewest missed tackles of any team (275) while the Titans have the most (397). After 11 games, that means the Titans, on average, miss 11 more tackles than the Roosters each week.