The Sydney Roosters Holden Cup side has scored an emphatic win, running in twelve tries to one against the Cronulla Sharks on a sunny Easter Sunday afternoon. The Roosters 68-6 victory equals the third highest win in the history of the Under 20s competition.
Johnny Tuivasa-Sheck and Taane Milne each scored a hat-trick while Connor Watson and Charlie Taylor each bagged a double. Hastings kicked 10 goals from 12 attempts in scoring a personal haul of 20 points.
Two Rooster tries in the first eight minutes of the match set the tone for what was to follow, with another in the 15th minute by talented centre Taane Milne making it 18-0.
A lapse in concentration by the Roosters saw the Sharks work their way down the field and following repeat sets, the Tricolours were lucky to avoid conceding a try with the Sharks dropping the ball over the line.
Making them pay for the error the Roosters immediately marched down the field, with winger Johnny Tuivasa-Sheck scoring from a cross-field bomb, converted from the sideline by Jackson Hastings and the Roosters led by 24-0 with 15 minutes of the first half remaining.
Watson crossed for his second try of the afternoon in the 28th minute. With a successful conversion, the Roosters lead extended to 30-0.
The Roosters were back over the try-line again in the 30th minute with winger Charlie Taylor scoring out wide. Hasting’s strong afternoon with the boot continued and the Roosters went into the sheds at half time leading 36-0.
The Roosters picked up where they left off in the second half, with Milne scoring his second of three tries in the 43rd minute to take scores out to 42-0.
The Sharks crossed for their first and only try of the afternoon in the 48th minute with Brad Deitz scoring from dummy half, taking scores to 42-6.
Nat Butcher got things back on track for the young Chooks, scoring under the sticks in the 55th minute. A successful kick took scores to 48-6.
Four more tries followed for the Roosters tallying the 68-point score line, with a final score of 68-6.