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Sydney Roosters

Sydney RoostersAlthough they are one of two foundation clubs still present in the NRL today, the Sydney Roosters are the only side in the history of Australian Rugby League to play in every season since their inception in 1908 as Eastern Suburbs. The Roosters have won 12 premierships with their most recent being in 2002, when a bloodied Brad Fittler led Sydney to victory. Under new coach Brian Smith, the Roosters went all the way to the Grand Final in 2010, only to denied by St George Illawarra Dragons.

Sydney Roosters Articles

Raiders snare Nuuausala from Roosters

by , 4 Dec 2014

Canberra coach Ricky Stuart has finally landed a major recruitment target with the capture of Frank-Paul Nuuausala from the Sydney Roosters. The 27-year-old New Zealand Test prop has been granted an early release from the final year of his NRL contract with the Roosters to join the Raiders on a three-year deal. It represents a […]

Lagi Setu joins the Roosters

by , 7 Nov 2014

Sydney Roosters have bolstered their forward stocks ahead of the 2015 NRL season with the signing of well-travelled utility Lagi Setu. The 26-year-old joins the Roosters on a one-year contract from Canberra, after being released from the final year of his contract with the Raiders. Recruitment manager Peter O’Sullivan said Setu was an important addition […]

Martin Kennedy rejoins the Roosters

by , 31 Oct 2014

Prop Martin Kennedy has rejoined the Sydney Roosters after a disappointing 2014 NRL season with Brisbane. Kennedy spent five years at the Roosters before making a big money move to the Broncos ahead of last season, but he failed to make a significant impact and returning Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett deemed him surplus to requirements. […]

Robinson re-signs with Sydney Roosters

by , 30 Oct 2014

Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson has signed a contract extension to stay with the NRL club until the end of the 2017 season. Robinson coached the Roosters to a premiership in his maiden season in 2013 and has also helped to bring plenty of other success to the foundation club with successive minor premierships and […]

Pearce will break NRL games record: Mini

by , 10 Oct 2014

Anthony Minichiello is confident rejuvenated Sydney Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce will go on and break the all-time NRL record for most matches. Pearce was axed from the NSW State of Origin side earlier this season, but ended the year in outstanding form and is now in line to make his debut for Australia in the […]

Mastermind season review: Sydney Roosters

Mastermind season review: Sydney Roosters

by , 4 Oct 2014

The Roosters entered this season strongly favoured to become the first team since the Brisbane Broncos in 1992-93 to successfully retain the title. The Chooks overcame a slow start to the season, a result of last year’s World Cup and their victory in the World Club Challenge, to finish as minor premiers for the second […]

Five questions from the NRL preliminary finals

Five questions from the NRL preliminary finals

by , 29 Sep 2014

The 2014 NRL grand final is set, with the South Sydney Rabbitohs facing the Canterbury Bulldogs next Sunday to decide who will win this season’s premiership. Both teams qualified for the grand final by winning their preliminary finals on the weekend, against the Sydney Roosters and Penrith Panthers respectively, and it is from those games […]

Roosters party boys no more: SBW

by , 29 Sep 2014

Sonny Bill Williams is confident the Sydney Roosters won’t regress to their party boy ways now he’s leaving the club. The dual-international and devout Muslim has been credited for ushering in a culture change at the Roosters, however Williams stresses he wasn’t the sole instigator behind a move towards greater professionalism amongst the group. Williams […]

Rugby league experts let me down

by , 28 Sep 2014

It’s nice to wake up this morning knowing that the South Sydney Rabbitohs´╗┐ are headed to the grand final, but upon reflecting I have a few thoughts on the game. Firstly, there were a shade above 50,000 people at ANZ Stadium on Friday night but it looked to me like 45,000 of them were Souths […]

Roosters review: Woz we robbed? No, not really

Roosters review: Woz we robbed? No, not really

by , 28 Sep 2014

As a Roosters fan, Friday’s game was disappointing. It was a brutal affair that the Rabbits truly deserved to win. Not to sound like I have sour grapes but there was one particular call that bothered me – the Frank Paul Nuuausala knock on. He was clearly concussed and dropped the ball in the play […]

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