Sydney Roosters vs Newcastle Knights: NRL live scores, blog

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    Ryan Stig in action during the NRL Round 17, St George-Illawarra Dragons v Newcastle Knights match at WIN Stadium, Wollongong, Sunday, July 3, 2011. (AAP Image/Action Photographics/Robb Cox)


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    Roosters Vs. Newcastle

    2012 NRL Premiership Season, 6 May, 2012

    Allianz Stadium, NSW
    Roosters 24 defeated Newcastle 6
    Roosters Newcastle
    24 FINAL SCORE 6
    4 TRIES 1
    1/1 PENALTY GOALS 0/0
    0/0 FIELD GOAL 0/0
    Top scorers:
    • Roosters - Braith Anasta 8pts (0T 4G)
    • Newcastle - Jarrod Mullen 4pts (1T 0G)
    Important moments:
    • Roosters took the lead at the 52 min. mark 1st half
    • Braith Anasta (SydR) scored at the 71 min. mark 2nd half
    Referee: Shayne Hayne
    Touch judges: J Younis & Michael Wise

    Coming off a heartbreaking loss on Anzac Day, the Sydney Roosters will have to turn the corner quickly if they are to defeat the Newcastle Knights and continue their positive start to the season. Join us for live scores and commentary from 3.00pm AEST.

    In a season full of ups and downs, the Roosters produced their best performance of the year against the Dragons on ANZAC Day.

    For all their energy in attack and defence however, Sydney failed to play for the full eighty minutes and were punished severely, as St George Illawarra escaped with a 28-24 victory.

    It will be interesting to see how such a loss affects a Roosters outfit that makes do with the youngest roster in the NRL.

    Brian Smith’s men were clearly fired up in front of a capacity crowd on ANZAC Day so it may not surprise to see the Roosters start a little slowly against Newcastle today, despite the long turnaround.

    This is a massive danger game for the Roosters, given the fact that the Knights are also coming off a strong victory against Penrith.

    But Newcastle is not without its own issues, with captain Kurt Gidley ruled out for the rest of the season with a shoulder injury. Danny Buderus is also sitting on the sidelines due to an achilles problem.


    The result of this match will largely rest on whether or not the Roosters can replicate the same intensity and level of play they displayed against the Dragons on ANZAC Day.

    Roosters halves Mitchell Pearce and Braith Anasta were superb last week while Anthony Minichiello and Jake Friend tormented the Dragons up the middle of the park.

    Young forwards Martin Kennedy, Mitchell Aubusson, Aiden Guerra and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves also played well against a strong Dragons pack.

    At their best, the Roosters ball movement can cause any defence numerous problems and the Knights will have to be on their toes if Sydney plays sharply early on.

    However, there is also a significant chance that the Roosters will have failed to move on from their defeat to the Dragons, and if so, Newcastle could easily rack up a score this afternoon.

    Despite missing Gidley, the Knights still possess the attacking weaponry necessary to post points.

    Halfback Jarred Mullen produced his best performance of the year against the Panthers on Monday night and will be desperate to get the better of fellow New South Wales Origin hopeful Mitchell Pearce today.

    Out wide, Timana Tahu and James McManus are beginning to combine nicely for Newcastle and the Roosters edge defence could be in for a long afternoon if these two players are given room to manoeuvre.

    Overall, this could be a high scoring contest between two teams desperate to stay inside the top eight.

    If the Roosters can just respect possession and fork out territory like they did last week against the Dragons, then it may be enough to beat Newcastle at home in a close encounter.

    Roosters by 6.

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    • 6:05pm
      Patrick Angel said | 6:05pm | ! Report

      Geez the Roosters looked good, Minichello and Pearce really turned it on.

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 4:46pm | ! Report

      The Roosters have dominated Newcastle today en route to a very solid victory against a Knights team that missed the organisational structure provided by Gidley and Buderus. Both teams made errors but the Roosters got sharper in attack as the match wore on and Newcastle in the end simply had no answers to what the Roosters dished up in the second half. Newcastle’s inconsistent start to the season continues while the Roosters regain their place in the top eight. Pearce and Minichiello were solid yet again for the Roosters and it wouldn’t surprise to see both of them make the Origin squad. Thanks for joining us for this live blog and we look forward to your company next time on The Roar.


      Roosters 24
      Knights 6

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 4:42pm | ! Report

      80′ – Roosters now on the attack as they look to finish with a flourish here and put the icing on the cake. Razzle dazzle football for the Roosters now and they nearly score only for Kennedy to lose possession right on Newcastle’s line.


      Roosters 24
      Knights 6

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 4:41pm | ! Report

      79′ – Uate races away down the right hand side and then produces an inside pass to Mullen but his pass is ruled forward. Looked like a tough call and it sums up Newcastle’s evening today.

      Roosters 24
      Knights 6

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 4:40pm | ! Report

      78′ – Roosters on the attack as Anasta kicks cross field and Roberts now races away before getting tackled by Cordner. Roosters now producing razzle dazzle football with just minutes remaining.

      Roosters 24
      Knights 6

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 4:38pm | ! Report

      76′ – Roberts now kicks deep and finds Minichiello who has been solid yet again for the Roosters today.

      Roosters 24
      Knights 6

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 4:37pm | ! Report

      75′ – Anasta with a short kick but its defused well by Uate and the Knights now work it out from their own half.

      Roosters 24
      Knights 6

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 4:36pm | ! Report

      75′ – Mullen with a short pass but its intercepted by Guerra and that should be enough for the Roosters to hold on and secure a strong win.

      Roosters 24
      Knights 6

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 4:34pm | ! Report

      73′ – Knights with a short kickoff and the Roosters lose possession and Newcastle will go on the attack and they have to score now to have any chance of forcing golden point.

      Roosters 24
      Knights 6

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