5 Rea­sons to love the Roost­ers ....

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - 2018 GRAND FINAL - BY NICK WALSHAW They aren’t Mel­bourne

1 Hon­estly Syd­ney, could you re­ally cheer a side that not only hails from Vic­to­ria, but brought Wrestle­ma­nia to rugby league and cheated Nathan Hind­marsh out of a premier­ship? p 2

Dy­lan Napa Plays like he were lif ted straight from the Book of Rev­e­la­tions. And given the shoul­der charge is again le­gal in rugby league ... well, the Fox Sports Lab will likely need a ‘body count’ cat­e­gory for this Roost­ers prop who tonight looms as the most dan­ger­ous red­head since Chuckie. 3

Un­der­dogs Every­body loves an un­der­dog and the Roost­ers are cer­tainly that. Es­pe­cially given they will ei­ther be: (a) miss­ing a star half­back, or ( b) play­ing a star half­back who is miss­ing an arm. 4

De­fence Roost­ers coach Trent Robin­son likens de­fence to a liv­ing, breath­ing thing. And cer­tainly the way his mob tackle — alone and for each other — it’s hard to ar­gue. In­deed, tonight the Roost­ers will be out to prove they boast a bet­ter de­fence than even the Mel­bourne Storm’s le­gal coun­sel. 5

Mitch Aubus­son Un­doubt­edly, the Roost­ers have some real cham­pi­ons in Boyd Cor­ner, La­trell Mitchell and Luke Keary. But if your son was ever go­ing to be an NRL player, you’d hope he were like this bloke. And if your daugh­ter is bring­ing one home ... yeah, then you’re def­i­nitely pray­ing it’s some­one like ‘Aubo’.

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