NRL Match Preview v Warriors

This weekend the high-flying Roosters return home to Allianz Stadium for the first time since their Round 11 loss to the Storm, when they host the New Zealand Warriors on Sunday night.


The two sides are separated by ten points on the NRL Ladder and with the home side sitting comfortably in third position as opposed to their opponents in 13th many are suggesting that Trent Robinsons men should have little trouble with the boys from across the ditch.


However the boys in black are chasing their fourth straight win, including a victory last weekend over the much more fancied Sea Eagles, and will be a far different side of which the Roosters beat narrowly back in Round 2 to kick-start their winning ways.


With their last meeting decided by just two points, after Warriors half Shaun Johnson failed to send the game into golden point with sideline conversion in the final minutes, the clash being touted as The Bro Show is a mouth-watering prospect for any rugby league fan.


With some of the games most exciting players in action out in the middle of Allianz Stadium, with the likes of FeletI Mateo, Konrad Hurrell and Kevin Locke set to face off against Sonny Bill Williams, Michael Jennings and the fine wine that is Chooks skipper Anthony Minichiello, this is truly a match not to be missed.


Mini and his men have made a name for themselves in defence so far this year, with the boys from Bondi recording the least amount of missed tackles of any side at the halfway point in the season with just 238, but face a daunting task when they meet one of the most dangerous attacking outfits in the NRL.


The Warriors are well known for their ability to throw the ball around and it hasnt wavered under the watchful eye of new coach Matt Elliot with the Kiwis recording over 150 offloads so far in 2013, which is nearly twice as many as their opponent this weekend.


The two sides are closing in on 50 tries for the season so far, with Robinsons men just a four-pointer away from hitting the half century mark, and with an average of 27 points at home so far this year its more than expected the bat will be raised by the boys in Red, White and Blue at some point this Sunday.



The next edition of the Sydney Roosters Premiership Pennants will also be handed out this Sunday, with the 2002 available at both entrances to the ground Gate G (Moore Park Road) and Gate A (Stadium Forecourt / Members Entrance) from 4pm.


There are only 5,000 available to make sure youre here early to ensure you dont miss out on this one-off, unique collection.


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