Powerhouse Roosters blow Warriors off the park
A TWINKLE- toed fullback, two blistering centres, classy halves, massive front- rowers, workaholic backrowers, Origin stars, astute and honest coach, big- match players, winning culture, big bench, great attitude.
Yep, the Sydney Roosters are back and ready for yet another tilt at the title they secured so brilliantly in 2014.
Yesterday, the Roosters made a statement to the NRL: We’re ready.
They are a beautifully balanced side that can overcome any opposition side. The Roosters were clinical in a 24- 0 drubbing of fellow top- four aspirant, New Zealand Warriors at Allianz Stadium yesterday.
The Warriors were left in no doubt what level they must attain to win the premiership.
It was a highly effective shut- out by a side that could easily have posted 40 points. The Roosters will be there deep into September, no doubt.
They may even carry the hopes of all NSW given the form of Queensland sides Brisbane and the Cowboys.
Any side that keeps the free- flowing Warriors scoreless deserves applause.
“Keeping them scoreless, the way they have been attacking, the way we pressured and moved, guys made really good individual decisions,” Roosters coach Trent Robinson said.
“There was some really good stuff when we transitioned into attack and we went after them. I like the freedom we played with.”
The Roosters blew New Zealand away yesterday.
Tries came in the 22nd, 26th and 32nd minutes, the home side leading 18- 0 at half- time. It was game over.
Centre Blake Ferguson was menacing, fullback Roger Tuivasa- Sheck was dangerous, James Maloney was strong.