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2018 NRL PREMIERS

After reaching the preliminary final for three of the last four seasons, the Sydney Roosters called upon premiership-winning veteran halfback Cooper Cronk as well as livewire fullback James Tedesco as Trent Robinson's men looked to go one better after bitter disappointment.

Despite a scrappy start to the season with six wins from the opening eleven matches, the Tricolours combinations continued to grow throughout the year, with a late-season charge culminating in the Minor Premiership in the final round with a 44-10 victory over Parramatta.

2018 Grand Final Match Highlights

A masterclass from Cronk in the first week of the finals against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks bore a 21-12 triumph, before the Red, White and Blue farewelled the Sydney Football Stadium with a grinding 14-6 win over arch-rivals South Sydney in front of a record crowd to qualify for their first Grand Final since 2013.  

Coming up against the reigning Premiers in the Melbourne Storm in the decider, the Roosters pulled off what was described by co-captain Jake Friend as 'close to the perfect performance'. 

Easts dominated the first half to cruise to an 18-nil lead at half-time, with Clive Churchill Medallist Luke Keary kicking a late field goal to seal the Club's 14th Premiership, while Cooper Cronk made one of the most courageous appearances in a decider, playing the entirety of the match with a broken scapula.

Sydney Roosters 21 (Joseph Manu, Latrell Mitchell, Daniel Tupou; Latrell Mitchell 4 goals; Luke Keary field goal) defeat Melbourne Storm 6

2018 Season Highlights

 

2018 Season Details

 

 

2018 Player Details

 

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
    Fullback for Storm is number 1 Billy Slater
  • Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
    Winger for Storm is number 2 Suliasi Vunivalu
  • Centre for Roosters is number 3 Latrell Mitchell
    Centre for Storm is number 3 Will Chambers
  • Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
    Centre for Storm is number 4 Curtis Scott
  • Winger for Roosters is number 5 Blake Ferguson
    Winger for Storm is number 5 Josh Addo-Carr
  • Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Luke Keary
    Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Cameron Munster
  • Halfback for Roosters is number 23 Cooper Cronk
    Halfback for Storm is number 7 Brodie Croft

Forwards

  • Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
    Prop for Storm is number 8 Jesse Bromwich
  • Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Jake Friend
    Hooker for Storm is number 9 Cameron Smith
  • Prop for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
    Prop for Storm is number 10 Tim Glasby
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 7 Mitchell Aubusson
    2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Felise Kaufusi
  • 2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Boyd Cordner
    2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Joe Stimson
  • Lock for Roosters is number 13 Victor Radley
    Lock for Storm is number 13 Dale Finucane

Interchange

  • Interchange for Roosters is number 12 Isaac Liu
    Interchange for Storm is number 14 Kenneath Bromwich
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Dylan Napa
    Interchange for Storm is number 15 Christian Welch
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Zane Tetevano
    Interchange for Storm is number 16 Brandon Smith
  • Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Ryan Matterson
    Interchange for Storm is number 17 Nelson Asofa-Solomona

Match Officials

  • Referee: Gerard Sutton
  • Referee: Ashley Klein

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2018 Jack Gibson Awards

Jack Gibson Medal: James Tedesco

James Mathews Clubman of the Year: Jake Friend

Steggles Try of the Year: Joseph Manu

Members Player of the Year: Latrell Mitchell

Roosters Our Community Award: Latrell Mitchell

Harry Phipps Rising Star Award: Billy Smith

Chris Sykes Award (Junior Rep Player of the Year): Egan Butcher

Arthur Beetson Medal (Jersey Flegg Player of the Year): Sam Verrills

KARI NRL Women’s Premiership Player of the Year: Zahara Temara

 

2018 Dally M Awards

Dally M Top Pointscorer: Latrell Mitchell

Dally M Winger of the Year: Blake Ferguson

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Sydney Roosters respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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