Roosters go down to brave Sharks
7' ROOSTERS TRY: Minichiello with a break from fullback, followed by an SKD break and pop for Nene who found Aubo in space to run away and score under the sticks. Maloney converts. 6-0
9' ROOSTERS TRY: Sam Moa hit-up and offload to Friend, who threw the dummy before finding Pearce in space to run around Michael Gordon and score. Maloney converts. 12-0
15' ROOSTERS TRY: A Nene Macdonald mid-field break on just the second tackle sees the young winger space, before finding a flying SKD in support to out run Gordon and score under the posts. Maloney converts. 18-0
21' NO TRY: Sharks with some touch-football like play to the right hand side with Tupou and Gordon setting up Gagan, only for the Video Ref to rule obstruction in the lead-up and deny the try.
31' ROOSTERS TRY: Brendan Elliot goes over on debut after a beautiful sweeping play to the right sees SBW find Minichiello with brilliant hands to find the youngster in space to score. Maloney converts. 24-0
33' NO TRY: Maloney's bomb is chased well and contested by Minichiello, but he knocks on in the air into Gordon before Pearce picks up at his boot laces to dot it down only to be denied by the Video Referee.
38' SHARKS TRY: A confusing four-pointer as the Sharks bomb for the left wing Feki, who bats it back into the field of play and it bounces into Pearce's hands before he pops it for Graham who turns and runs free to the line to score. Gordon converts. 24-6
43' SHARKS TRY: A mid-field break for Leutele down the left sees Robson in space before being cut down just 2m short of the line. A cross-field chip for Gagan from the following tackle sees the winger go in untouched out wide. Gordon converts. 24-12
51' HELD UP: Napa with a briallint last-ditch effort to save a certain four-pointer
51' SHARKS TRY: A cross-field kick from just the second tackle after the Napa held-up sees Feki leap higher than anyone else and cross out wide. Gordon converts. 24-18
55' NEAR TRY: Elliot nearly crosses for his second after a sweeping play to the left finds him reaching out to score but is dragged back in to the field of play by Gagan, before being awarded a penalty for a second effort on the debutant.
56' ROOSTERS TRY: Mitchell Aubusson crosses for his second of the night after a perfectly timed pass from Pearce at the Sharks line sees the centre barge his way over. Maloney misses. 28-18
73' SHARKS TRY: A zero tackle call on the Roosters line awards the Sharks field position and a quick shift to the right sees Gagan take on Elliot one-on-one and twinkle toe his way to stay in the field of play and reach out and score. Gordon converts. 28-24
77' SHARKS TRY: A Jeff Robson show-and-go sees the halfback find space through the line to crash over and score after a check from the Video Ref. Gordon converts. 28-30
80' NO TRY: The ball shifts wide to the left and Aubusson crashes over for a potential third, but a No Try ruling from the on-field Referee couldn't be overturned by the man upstairs without sufficient evidence
FULL TIME: Roosters 28 - Sharks 30