Roosters dominate in first hit out of 2014
The Tricolours got off to a great start in 2014 winning 32-4 in the first full hit out since last years grand final victory.
In a match were both sides were without a host of stars it was the Roosters who dominated throughout the entire match, seemingly picking up where we left off, maintaining the brutal defence and structured attack that we saw so often last season.
The entire forward pack were great for the Tricolours, whilst Daniel Mortimer was excellent playing at halfback.
A brilliant SBW offload early on set up James Maloney to score just to the right of the posts to make it 6-0 early on.
The Tricolours then dominated the opening quarter, leading 16-0 at the first interval.
A great pass from Kurt Kara gifted Williams more space on the right edge, enabling the Kiwi International to set up Aubusson for the teams second. Minutes later a pinpoint cross field kick from Mortimer enables Cordner to touch down for the Roosters third.
Young star Willis Meehan then showed why he will be a force in the future carrying two defenders as he slammed the ball down to extend the lead to four tries.
The Knights hit back right on half time when a loose ball in attack then bounced out wide to an unsuspected Newcastle winger to touch down out wide.
A host of players from the Newtown Jets then entered the field at the start of the second half but it was the JWH show with the powerful forward putting on an unbelievably big hit that could be heard around the stadium before running a nice line minutes later off a great Mortimer pass to crash over and make it 28-4.
A fluid back line movement set up Holden Cup flyer Brendan Elliot late in the third quarter as the Tricolours powered away with the victory.