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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.

In 2014 the Roosters again reached the NRL finals, finishing the regular season in first place on points differential (both the Roosters and Sea Eagles finished the season on 36 points). The Roosters lost their opening elimination final to the Penrith Panthers 19-18, however progressed through the semi finals where they controversially defeated the Cowboys 31-30. The side was eventually knocked out of the 2014 finals series by eventual premiers the South Sydney Rabbitohs 32-20 in the preliminary finals.

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Sydney Roosters Articles

Raiders downplay Ferguson rendezvous

by , 26 Mar 2015

Canberra have downplayed their imminent rendezvous with ex-troublemaker Blake Ferguson, saying the Roosters will boast dangerous players all across the park at Allianz Stadium come Sunday.

Do or do not. There is no try: Video refs’ weekend of howlers

Do or do not. There is no try: Video refs’ weekend of howlers

by , 25 Mar 2015 Video

The Penrith Panthers suffered their first loss of the 2015 NRL season, going down 20-12 to the Sydney Roosters. However the Roosters’ win was overshadowed by a controversial first-half call.

[VIDEO] Sydney Roosters vs Penrith Panthers Highlights: NRL scores, blog

[VIDEO] Sydney Roosters vs Penrith Panthers Highlights: NRL scores, blog

by , 23 Mar 2015 Popular article! Video

Match Result Scoreline: Roosters 20-12 Panthers

Roosters standing by under-fire Kennedy

by , 21 Mar 2015

The Sydney Roosters have vowed to support Martin Kennedy after he was stood down by the NRL but insist they were unaware of the drug allegations made against him when he re-signed from Brisbane.

Martin Kennedy provisionally suspended by the NRL

Martin Kennedy provisionally suspended by the NRL

by , 20 Mar 2015

Roosters prop Martin Kennedy has been provisionally suspended by the NRL after being issued with an infraction notice by the League on Wednesday.

Martin Kennedy preparing to fight drug claims

by , 20 Mar 2015

Martin Kennedy will be hoping to avoid the same quagmire that has enveloped Sandor Earl as the Sydney Roosters’ prop shapes to challenge drug allegations against him.

Decision on Martin Kennedy delayed by NRL until Friday

Decision on Martin Kennedy delayed by NRL until Friday

by , 19 Mar 2015

Sydney Roosters prop Martin Kennedy has been given until Friday morning by the NRL to decide whether he will stand down over allegations of the possession and attempted use of banned substances.

Martin Kennedy facing two-year drug ban: reports

Martin Kennedy facing two-year drug ban: reports

by , 18 Mar 2015

Roosters and former Brisbane prop Martin Kennedy is facing a two-year ban for illegal drug use after reports he will be handed an infraction notice by the NRL.

East meets west in a battle of potential premiers

East meets west in a battle of potential premiers

by , 18 Mar 2015

While early premiership talk has focused on the South Sydney Rabbitohs and Sydney Roosters, the Penrith Panthers are the dark horses of the competition.

Five questions from Round 2 of the NRL

Five questions from Round 2 of the NRL

by , 17 Mar 2015

We’ve now completed two rounds of the 2015 NRL season, and already some themes, trends and narratives are starting to emerge.


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