Roosters Crowned World Champs
The Sydney Roosters have been crowned the best club team on the planet, winning the World Club Challenge 36-14.
Michael Jennings was the star for the home side scoring the first ever hat-trick in the annual fixture as the Tricolours dominated throughout the eighty minutes.
It was all systems go for the Tricolours who put in a performance reminiscent of their stellar 2013 season.
Wigan were hard and tough and the brutality in front of over 31,000 fans was something that will be remembered by everyone who attended.
In another positive for the home side new signing Remi Casty made his debut in an official match and was just as dominant as his fellow front rowers in a great first effort.
The first try come off the back of some electrifying footwork and pace from Michael Jennings the second pure strength and aggressive running from Sam Moa to score under the posts.
Desperate not to be out of it early the Warriors were throwing everything at the home side but it was the Tricolours who were next to trouble the scorers.
An unexpected grubber from Jake Friend resulted in a goal mouth scrap and who else but Jennings to be first to the ball and make it 18-0.
Eddy Pettybourne was put on report at the back end of the first half with a swinging arm that on another occasion probably would have seen him sitting in the stands.
A reaching effort from Kenny-Dowall late in the half was ruled no try sending the home side in to the sheds up by eighteen.
Wigan finally mounted a comeback in the second half scoring three tries including a double to Charnley to send a scare through the Tricolours camp.
It was Jennings however that stood up for the home side again showing his freakish talents to pounce on a loose ball in between the Wigan tries to ensure the Tricolours remained at a comfortable distance.
Storming front rower Waerea-Hargreaves then scored a try which mirrored that of his front row partner earlier in the game, powering over from close distance to seal the game for the Tricolours.