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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

Ferguson the key to Roosters title hopes

by , 21 Feb 2015

By their own admission the Sydney Roosters missed a big chance for back-to-back NRL titles in 2014. This season the opportunity they’ve given previously-troubled Blake Ferguson to return to rugby league could make or break their premiership chances. The Roosters’ 2014 campaign ended in a convincing 32-22 preliminary final defeat by eventual premiers South Sydney, […]

Friend and Pearce named Roosters co-captains

by , 17 Feb 2015

When the stories of the careers of Mitchell Pearce and Jake Friend are written, it will be said that the making of them came at their lowest moments. The pair were unveiled as Sydney Roosters co-captains for the 2015 season, replacing the retired Anthony Minichiello, and completing their journey to maturity following their sometimes strife-filled […]

Burning questions ahead of the 2015 NRL season (Part II)

Burning questions ahead of the 2015 NRL season (Part II)

by , 5 Feb 2015

With just over a month until the 2015 NRL season kicks off, there will be many burning questions that will be asked as sixteen teams start level on zero points in their pursuit of the NRL premiership. In Part I, I asked questions such as can South Sydney defend their premiership, can Cronulla move on […]

Auckland Nines preview part 2: Piha (red) group

Auckland Nines preview part 2: Piha (red) group

by , 29 Jan 2015

The teams in the Piha group for this year’s Auckland Nines are the Sydney Roosters, Brisbane Broncos, Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs and the Cronulla Sutherland Sharks. The squads are as follows: Sydney Roosters Mitchell Aubusson, Brendan Elliot, Kane Evans, Jackson Hastings, Samisoni Langi, Nene Macdonald, James Maloney, Willie Manu, Sam Moa, Taane Milne, Dylan Napa, Mitchell […]

Blake’s ability to reach Fergilicious levels depends on future conduct

Blake’s ability to reach Fergilicious levels depends on future conduct

by , 23 Dec 2014

Blake Ferguson made all the right noises when it was announced the NRL had agreed to register his contract with the Sydney Roosters for next season, but what he says doesn’t really matter. It’s what he does that will count. Plenty of players learn from their mistakes when it comes to off-field incidents. They realise […]

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 […]

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