Roost­ers want help

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

SYD­NEY Roost­ers greats are call­ing on NSW fans to put aside their trib­al­ism and cheer for the Rooster as state pride goes on the line in the NRL ti­tle race.

The open­ing fort­night of the fi­nals has been dis­as­trous for Syd­ney teams. Manly, Cronulla, Pen­rith and Par­ra­matta have all been elim­i­nated, leav­ing the Roost­ers as the Har­bour City’s last re­main­ing hope.

So Syd­ney fans are be­ing urged to grab a latte, jump aboard the Roost­ers band­wagon and cheer for the Bondi boys to stop the tro­phy head­ing to Mel­bourne, Bris­bane or Townsville.

“We are the only Syd­ney team left,” former Roost­ers cham­pion Luke Rick­et­son said af­ter the West­ern Syd­ney surge ended when the Eels and Pan­thers lost on the week­end.

“You’d hope that ev­ery­one would get be­hind the Roost­ers.

“It would be good to keep the tro­phy in NSW.”

Roost­ers leg­end Minichiello agreed.

“You don’t want some­one from Mel­bourne or Queens­land win­ning it, do we?” Minichiello said. An­thony

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