Sydney Roosters vs Melbourne Storm free NRL Round 16 tips, predictions and preview
Roosters vs Storm Tips, Preview & Predictions
Sydney Roosters vs Melbourne Storm free NRL Round 16 tips, predictions and preview will be available when team lineups are announced.
Below is our previous head to head preview and predictions.
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Roosters vs Storm Match Details
🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Friday April 16
⏰ Time: 7.55pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: AAMI Park
Storm vs Roosters Head to Head (last five matches)
- 13/8/20: Roosters 6-24 Storm
- 2/7/20: Storm 27-25 Roosters
- 28/9/19: Roosters 14-6 Storm
- 28/6/19: Roosters 12-14 Storm
- 19/4/19: Storm 20-21 Roosters
Roosters vs Storm Preview and Prediction
The Storm and Roosters have played out some thrilling encounters over the last few years and we could be in for another cracking clash at AAMI Park on Friday night.
There’s plenty of individual match-ups taking place all over the park in this one, but none bigger than the battle of the NSW Origin fullbacks in James Tedesco and Ryan Papenhuyzen.
Papenhuyzen has been the stand-out player in the NRL across the first five rounds – the electric No. 1 has scored 46 points in his last two matches and leads the competition with 68 overall, while he’s also crossed for seven tries – the same as Tedesco.
Tedesco has made five line breaks, but Papenhuyzen has him pipped with six. Whoever comes out on top here could very well propel their side to victory.
Melbourne have been reliable as always to start the season, despite suffering tight two-point defeats to the Panthers and Eels. They’ve have trounced the Broncos and Bulldogs over the last fortnight, scoring a combined 92 points and they will be keen to test themselves against one of the competition’s juggernaut sides.
Meanwhile, the Roosters have won both of their matches since losing Luke Keary to a season-ending knee injury, defeating the Warriors 32-12 and Sharks 26-18 – but suffice to say, this will be a considerable step up in class.
The Roosters were fortunate to come away with the win over Cronulla after the Sharks led for the majority of the contest.
Seven of the last nine games between these sides have been decided by a 1-12 margin and we can expect another close clash here. However, when push comes to shove, the Storm have the home ground advantage (the Roosters have won just one of their last four at AAMI Park) and usually prevail when the favourites, winning 16 of their last 17.
Roosters vs Storm Teams
Craig Bellamy has named the same 17 Melbourne players that easily accounted for the Bulldogs last week.
Lindsay Collins and Adam Keighran have been named to return from injuries for the Roosters, while Freddy Lussick is out for the next 6-8 weeks with a fractured arm.
Storm team: 1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. George Jennings 3. Reimis Smith 4. Justin Olam 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Brandon Smith 10. Christian Welch 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 14. Harry Grant 15. Tui Kamikamica 16. Tom Eisenhuth 17. Nicholas Hynes 18. Aaron Pene 19. Dean Ieremia 20. Chris Lewis 21. Brenko Lee
Roosters team: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Josh Morris 4. Joseph Manu 5. Brett Morris 6. Drew Hutchison 7. Sam Walker 8. Isaac Liu 9. Benjamin Marsce 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Angus Crichton 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Victor Radley 14. Adam Keighran 15. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 16. Nat Butcher 17. Lindsay Collins 18. Fletcher Baker 19. Matt Ikuvalu 20. Jesse Marschke 21. Daniel Suluka-fifita
Storm vs Roosters Stats
- Storm have won 17 of their last 18 games when favourite
- Roosters have won just one of their last four at AAMI Park
- Seven of the last nine games between the teams have been decided by a 1-12 margin
- Both Tedesco and Papenhuyzen have scored seven tries each this season
- Brett Morris has scored 11 tries in seven games this season
- Justin Olam has scored a try in five of his last six games with Melbourne as favourite
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