Roosters rise above tough Tigers

Samuel Ashton Roar Guru

By Samuel Ashton, Samuel Ashton is a Roar Guru

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    The Sydney Roosters have edged passed the Wests Tigers to keep their top two chances alive.

    Despite a far closer game than once expected, the Roosters remain in third and have a chance of finishing second above the Broncos come the end of the season.

    The Roosters dominated the game in the first half, with Mitchell Pearce finally cracking the deadlock in the thirteenth minute.

    The Roosters superstar scored near the posts after a great pop up ball allowed Pearce to storm inside and opening the points scoring for the home side.

    A few minutes later, some poor defence allowed Aidan Guerra to crash over and double the Roosters lead, before Mitchell Aubusson scored a screamer in the far right hand corner to extend the Chooks lead.

    The Tigers, however, didn’t give up, as a brilliant inside pass allowed Josh Aloiai to score before James Tedesco scored on the stroke of half time to make the margin four points at the break.

    The second half started quietly as neither side managed to score, before some great play by Lolohea gave the Tigers a shock lead.

    However, the Roosters were not going to slip up, with Latrell Mitchell scoring a last-ditch effort to hand the home side the win.

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      August 20th 2017 @ 6:58am
      Joe said | August 20th 2017 @ 6:58am | ! Report

      Latrell Mitchell is such a weapon in attack. Mitchell Pearce was also outstanding in this game especially in combination with Cordner who is getting back to his best. They have quality across the park and especially the outside backs with real game breakers. And next year they add Teddy into that backline. They are a big chance to win the big one when they get their game on.

      • August 20th 2017 @ 10:01am
        Oingo Boingo said | August 20th 2017 @ 10:01am | ! Report

        The problem with the Roosters is , a game goes for 80 minutes not 20-30 , and that’s all they seem to be able to put together , and then they go into self destruct mode .

        • August 21st 2017 @ 10:08am
          Beavis said | August 21st 2017 @ 10:08am | ! Report

          The usual ref howler to get Tigers back into game – Tedesco forward pass for a try and the ref was right there. Masters reported on refs orchestrating games for the benefit of TV – I give you none better.

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