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Sydney Roosters vs Newcastle Knights: NRL live scores, blog

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25th March, 2018

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Roosters vs Knights

NRL, 25 March, 2018

Allianz Stadium
Fulltime - Roosters 38, Knights 8
Roosters   Knights
38 FINAL SCORE 8
7 TRIES 1
5 CONVERSION KICKS 1
0 PENALTY GOALS 1
0 FIELD GOALS 0
 
 
Referee: Gerard Sutton
Touch judges: Chris McMillan & Clayton Sharpe
Video Referee: Ashley Klein
Location - Allianz Stadium
Kick-Off - 6:30pm AEDT
TV Coverage - Fox Sports 502
Betting - Sydney Roosters $1.36, Newcastle Knights $3.30
Mitchell Pearce made an excellent start to life in Newcastle. (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)
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Match result:

Cooper Cronk left predecessor Mitchell Pearce in his wake and had a hand in all seven of the Sydney Roosters’ tries in their 38-8 thrashing of Newcastle.

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Final score
Sydney Roosters 38
Newcastle Knights 8

Match preview:

Round 3 of the NRL wraps up with one of the most anticipated games of the early rounds as the undefeated Newcastle Knights travel down to face early competition favourites the Sydney Roosters. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog starting from 6:30pm AEDT.

The Knights have been the fairytale story of the first two rounds as they look to continue a new found winning momentum where they have been able to win close contests against Manly and Canberra.

New signings Mitchell Pearce and young gun Kayla Ponga have both been outstanding in the wins for the Knights and will be keen to continue their good form this weekend.

Mitchell Pearce especially will be looking to again lead from the front against his old club in the Roosters who released him after the high profile capture of Cooper Cronk from the Melbourne Storm in the offseason.

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The true development of Newcastle though will be highlighted this weekend as the Roosters will look to continue their forward momentum after a convincing win over the Bulldogs in their last start.

The Roosters attacking combinations are still a work in progress but last weeks win showed a definite improvement as both Cooper Cronk and James Tedesco began to show the class and quality they will bring to the Roosters this year.

Newcastle will be aware of the many attacking dangers the Roosters possess including a revitalised Blake Ferguson who has started the year in great form.

This game promises to be any blockbuster and it will be fascinating to see how the Knights react to playing one of the true heavyweights of the competition .

Prediction
The Roosters won both contests between these two teams convincingly last year but this is a different Knights team and one which all of a sudden is playing with a new found confidence.

Knights to win in an upset 24-22

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