Mini: Hopefully we can produce that every week
Saturday 23 March 2013 11:12 PM
The Sydney Roosters are tonight celebrating a memorable 8-0 win over the Brisbane Broncos in front of 13,047 people at Allianz Stadium.
Despite having to make 120 more tackles than their opponents, the Roosters managed to keep a side scoreless for the first time since they beat the Dragons 10-0 in round 26, 2008.
Coach Trent Robinson was particularly pleased about the side's ability to withstand pressure for long periods of time.
"You want to see your principles hold true under pressure".
"Mentally it gives us a bit of confidence".
Anthony Minichiello says it was good to see things from the training paddock working so well in the NRL.
"Our defence was really good tonight...hopefully we can produce that every week. That's the challenge".
While the defensive side of things was faultless, Robinson believes there is still plenty of room for improvement in attack.
"The defensive side was really strong, but we're still finding our way in attack".
One player who really stood up tonight was Sonny Bill Williams, and the new coach was quick to praise his efforts.
"Really impressive to see the balance between nice attacking play and then be willing to do anything to work for the bloke next to him".
One thing that Robinson wants his side to work on is discipline. One of the main reasons behind the Broncos 58% possession was a lopsided first half penalty count that saw the visitors repeatedly start sets inside the red zone.
"They're frustrating because you don't know how your team is going to defend them".
"It's not good enough. Good teams work hard at avoiding the obvious ones".
After grinding their way to a second consecutive win in 2013, the side can now enjoy the nine day turn around before they take on the Parramatta Eels on Easter Monday.