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    Cronulla Vs. Sydney Roosters

    2014 NRL Premiership Season, 20 April, 2014

    Remondis Stadium, NSW
    Sydney Roosters 24 defeated Cronulla 18
    Cronulla Sydney Roosters
    18 FINAL SCORE 24
    3 TRIES 4
    0/0 PENALTY GOALS 0/0
    0/0 FIELD GOAL 0/0
    Top scorers:
    • Cronulla - Michael Gordon 6pts (0T 3G)
    • Sydney Roosters - James Maloney 12pts (1T 4G)
    Important moments:
    • Cronulla took the lead at the 59 min. mark 2nd half
    • James Maloney (SydR) scored at the 72 min. mark 2nd half
    Referee: Perenara, H
    Touch judges: Eastwood, D & Wise, M

    The Sydney Roosters are on a three match losing streak and face another tough assignment against the Cronulla Sharks away from home. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7.30pm (AEST).

    Ever since getting out of jail against Brisbane a month ago, the Roosters have failed to kick-start their premiership defence and currently find themselves with a mountain to climb seven rounds into the new season.

    The Roosters once again suffered tight defeat, this time to an Eels side that showed plenty of commitment in defence to keep Sydney at bay.

    Last season, Sydney finished with the best defensive and attacking record in the NRL. While their defence remains relatively solid, their attack has been poor to say the least.

    Trent Robinson’s men have failed to score a single second half point in their past three matches. Such a statistic is cause for great concern.

    The effort is certainly there from the Roosters. Bar a poor first round loss to South Sydney, the Roosters have been well in the contest in defeats to Manly, Canterbury and Parramatta.

    The Roosters though just lack that killer punch to open teams wide open and this was highlighted when Boyd Cordner somehow bombed a try in the opening few seconds against the Eels last week.

    Cronulla meanwhile were well outplayed by Manly last week and are also struggling to find winning form.

    The Sharks however have troubled the Roosters greatly in recent seasons at Remondis Stadium and could so here yet again.

    Cronulla have to keep things as physical as possible tonight. The Roosters have struggled to match the intensity of opposition rivals over the past few weeks and could do so here if the Sharks roll up their sleeves and brace themselves for an arm wrestle.

    With both teams struggling to hit top form, the Sharks at home are certainly capable of causing the upset.

    Sharks by 6.

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    • 9:11pm
      Crashy said | 9:11pm | ! Report

      Bugger- we’ll never get a sponsor or ceo now. I hope the sharkies can win at least 1 more game this season. The only problem is we don’t have any more land to sell and we’re still massively in debt so could be a telling year.

      • 7:51am
        Crosscoder said | 7:51am | ! Report

        Nice try although,with the touch of sarcasm.
        They don’t need to sell any more land ,they will be making approx.$43m on current sales as it is.And to keep you in the picture Crashy the club is not in any sort of massive debt.They owe $3,5m to a private individual,who is flexible with time repayments and has provided a low interest rate.Perhaps($43m) the sort of money the ARU would like to have on hand.

        They have a full time CEO by the name of Noyce ,that;s nice(sic).

        The only aspect you unsurprisingly got correct,it will be a testing year indeed.Especially whilst awaiting the ASADA outcome,which appears to have lasted as long as the last ice age.
        In the meantime expect an announcement on a Fifita resigning.

    • 8:50am
      Scrubbit said | 8:50am | ! Report

      Gal wasn’t happy about the ref blowing FT. I read a fair few curses flying towards the referees then from the whole forward pack.

    • 12:36am
      Muzz said | 12:36am | ! Report

      A very open game of footy with plenty of broken play.Entertaining for some but i have no fingernails left.SKD played on the wing and was on fire scoring twice and running a total of 263 metres.I like him on the wing and we may see a permanent shift next year making way for Tau Tau Moga(The 110kg Myth that can run 100 in under 11 sec).The addition of Gallen added accountability and the Sharks were competitive.I worry about Carney,gut feel tells me something is up.

      • 12:43am
        TheTruth said | 12:43am | ! Report

        Rumors abound that he is back on the turps hard

        • 12:55am
          Muzz said | 12:55am | ! Report

          He looks disinterested like he did towards the end of his stint at the Roosters.

          • 1:29am
            Magic Sponge said | 1:29am | ! Report

            Carney the most overrated hyped up player ever in rugby league

    • 10:01pm
      Paul Higgins said | 10:01pm | ! Report

      Waste of time watching the rest of the regular season. May as well wait for the last 2 weeks. Do the NRL decide the final 4 before the season begins?

    • 9:32pm
      Paul Higgins said | 9:32pm | ! Report

      Jennings on the 5 meter line finds Kenny-Dowall on the 3 metre line, reaching forward for the ball, when are the NRL enforce the forward pass rule. Oh sorry you can’t question the refs call, even when its obvious, without going to the video ref. Enough said.

    • 9:23pm
      Planko said | 9:23pm | ! Report

      Looked good tonight sharks …

      • 9:42pm
        The eye said | 9:42pm | ! Report

        Wasn’t it ? A proud performance,the Neville wingers were great,Leutele showing he didnt lose that potential we thought he had after all and Heighington was sensational..hard to say this but the Roosters won on their better kicking,who’d have thought that

        • 11:20pm
          Renegade said | 11:20pm | ! Report

          It was a great game of footy… everyone knew the sharks would be a far better team with all players on deck, what a difference just having Gallen back was – still the best forward in the game.

          Carney had his worst game in Cronulla colours…. hate to pin it on one player but he was the only one who was below par tonight.

          Roosters were back to their 2013 form tonight… every time they had the ball they looked threatening – I suspect the Premiers will string a few wins together over the coming weeks.

          • 10:54am
            Crosscoder said | 10:54am | ! Report

            Carney had a shocker,gifting the try to SKD.That was the difference apart from Carney regularly kicking to Mini and Sheck,who gained metres galore.
            All the forwards played well.Why oh wh was there no support play fro Heighington when he made a long break and left out in the cold.
            The unsung wingers were a revelation.Gallen despite the long rest was superb ,offloding from impossible positions and sucking in defenders.
            An exciting game to watch.
            All Shark’s players except Carney can hold their heads up high.
            Unforunately another loss bugger!!!

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 9:20pm | ! Report

      Roosters end a three match losing streak with a strong 24-18 victory over the Sharks away from home. It was an entertaining and tough contest tonight. Kenny-Dowall with a superb second half, scoring two tries and making plenty of metres. Pearce and Maloney played well. Forwards aimed up against a strong Sharks pack. Gallen superb. Roosters now can look forward to the Anzac Day clash against the Dragons. Thanks for your company tonight and join us next time on The Roar

      Sharks 18
      Roosters 24

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 9:19pm | ! Report

      80′ – Lui with a solid charge up to the halfway. Maloney with a kick and he finds touch….


      Sharks 18
      Roosters 24

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