Roosters hammer Tigers in terrible conditions
The Sydney Roosters put in one of their best performances of the season in possibly the worst conditions defeating the Wests Tigers 48-4 at Leichhardt Oval.
Mitchell Pearce was a stand out on the night with a near flawless performance with the boot, setting up a handful of tries and adding his own to seal the deal at the death.
Starting off the bench for the second week in a row, Sam Moa was sparked in to action, constantly bending the opposition line back and scoring a trademark try in the centre of the field.
Despite the comprehensive result the visitors led by just eight at the break but it was an energetic and clinical second half that ensured the victory.
An injury to starting hooker Heath L'Estrange was the only negative to come from an all round impressive performance.
A flying Michael Jennings opened the scoring, a deft grubber from Pearce set up the State of Origin representative, getting the visitors off to the perfect start.
With the conditions only getting worse the Tricolours then opted to take a shot at goal when gifted a penalty right in front of the goals.
Maloney converted to extend the lead to eight.
The home side then dominated territory and went close to scoring on a play out wide, if not for Tupou who did well to bat the final ball down and in to touch.
Straight after the break the onslaught started.
First it was a fired up Sam Moa who trampled his way over a handful of defenders to get the clock ticking.
Great back up play from Anthony Minichiello saw the captain score a quick fire double as the Roosters tore through the middle of the field.
Pearce was again the architect soon after when a cleverly placed kick was toed on by Minichiello,
enabling Waerea-Hargreaves to fall on the ball and score.
Two further tries including a great solo run down the blind side from Kenny-Dowall added to the massive win.