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 13 Premierships with their most recent being in 2013.

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The Roosters rebounded from their horror 2016 campaign strongly, winning their first four matches and going to finish in second after an impressive 17-win season. Sydney got themselves into the preliminary final with a hard-fought win over Brisbane in their qualifying final, but got done in by the surging Cowboys two weeks later.

Senior coach: Trent Robinson
Captains: Boyd Cordner & Jake Friend
2017 finish: 3rd (2nd before finals)
Premierships: 1911, 1912, 1913, 1923, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1940, 1945, 1974, 1975, 2002, 2013

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2018 Team List
Mitchell Aubusson, Nat Butcher, Boyd Cordner, Lindsay Collins, Mitchell Cornish, Cooper Cronk, Joshua Curran, Poasa Faamausili, Blake Ferguson, Brendan Frei, Jake Friend, Grant Garvey, Brock Gray, Luke Keary, Lachlan Lam, Bernard Lewis, Isaac Liu, Joseph Manu, Ryan Matterson, Latrell Mitchell, Paul Momirovski, Dylan Napa, Jayden Nikorima, Sean O’Sullivan, Reuben Porter, Victor Radley, Reece Robinson, Chris Smith, Sio Siua Taukeiaho, James Tedesco, Zane Tetevano, Daniel Tupou, Sitili Tupouniua, Eloni Vunakece, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves

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Latrell Mitchell Sydney Roosters NRL Rugby League Finals 2017

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Last updated: 21 December, 2017

Sydney Roosters Articles

Don’t believe the hype – NRL 2018 preview

Don’t believe the hype – NRL 2018 preview

by , 13 Feb 2018

Ray and I have returned from our 12-month sabbatical from all things media with renewed vigour, ideas and inspiration. Let’s gaze into the crystal ball for NRL 2018

What is a pass mark for your NRL club in 2018?

What is a pass mark for your NRL club in 2018?

by , 4 Feb 2018 Popular article!

Ah, the NRL pre season. It’s that wonderful time of year when every league fan dreams of an NRL premiership in early October. Sadly, for many of us those dreams are cruelly smashed before we get to the end of March.

Perception is reality Todd, and your mob is on the nose with fans

Perception is reality Todd, and your mob is on the nose with fans

by , 19 Jan 2018

The NRL Integrity Unit’s prime duty is to investigate poor player behaviour. However, any cursory glance at social media will show you that lots of fans think the major integrity issues in the game emanate from those who are running it.

Where will your side finish in 2018? (Part Four)

Where will your side finish in 2018? (Part Four)

by , 5 Jan 2018

After three days of surprisingly little abuse, I finally complete my predictions for the upcoming 2018 NRL season – including my tip for the premiership.

Why are people chicken to support the Roosters?

Why are people chicken to support the Roosters?

by , 24 Dec 2017

Formerly known as Eastern Suburbs, the Roosters are a foundation club that rank third in titles won, with 13 – only South Sydney and the St George Dragons have more. But does this big club have many fans?

Five reasons why the Roosters won’t be over the cap in 2018

Five reasons why the Roosters won’t be over the cap in 2018

by , 22 Dec 2017

Let me make something clear from the outset. It feels absurd to be defending the Roosters.

Here’s how the Roosters’ aggressive recruitment drive can backfire

Here’s how the Roosters’ aggressive recruitment drive can backfire

by , 22 Dec 2017

A complete professional in all aspects of the game, Cooper Cronk has done it all.

The NRL’s player movement system has to change, but can it actually be fixed?

The NRL’s player movement system has to change, but can it actually be fixed?

by , 20 Dec 2017

This column pretty much has to be about Angus Crichton moving from South Sydney to Sydney Roosters, doesn’t it?

From Rabbitoh to Rooster? Angus Crichton to leave South Sydney

From Rabbitoh to Rooster? Angus Crichton to leave South Sydney

by , 18 Dec 2017

Angus Crichton has confirmed that he’ll be leaving the South Sydney Rabbitohs at the end of the 2018 season, with speculation rampant that he will sign with the Sydney Roosters.

It’s another dog-eat-dog off-season, so who can you trust?

It’s another dog-eat-dog off-season, so who can you trust?

by , 23 Nov 2017

Sadly, last Sunday morning’s lazy league read was soured by the news of Malcolm Young’s passing – the unsung AC/DC guitarist whose thumping chords struck with the ferocity of a Trevor Gillmeister shoulder.


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