Roosters crow over sec­ond premier­ship

Fremantle Gazette - - SPORT -

THE Fre­man­tle Roosters were crowned NRLWA premier­ship league cham­pi­ons af­ter a big win over ri­vals Rock­ing­ham on Sat­ur­day.

The Roosters went into the game fa­mil­iar with play­ing on the big stage, hav­ing made the grand fi­nal ev­ery year ex­cept one since 2012, but their suc­cess has been lim­ited as they man­aged to hold up the cup only in 2015.

But it was a new day on Sat­ur­day and de­spite fin­ish­ing sec­ond to Rock­ing­ham’s first at the end of the reg­u­lar sea­son, Fre­man­tle proved too strong on the field, tak­ing out the cup with a 28-22 win.

Tane Peak­man opened the scor­ing for Fre­man­tle with a huge try off the back of a line-bust­ing run from Ta­iapa Gra­ham.

Rock­ing­ham got the next one back be­fore Jar­rod Thomp­son ran through an­other try on the brink of half-time to send Fre­man­tle 12-6 up.

The sec­ond half was an­other tight af­fair, but one try each to Fre­man­tle’s Peak­man, Bradley Gib­son and De­lane Ed­wards se­cured the cov­eted win for the lo­cal team.

The Roosters had dou­ble cause for cel­e­bra­tion, with their women’s league tag team tak­ing out their grand fi­nal with a 20-0 win.

The win­ning Fre­man­tle Roosters premier­ship team.

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