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The Sydney Roosters NYC side have recorded a dominant win against their southern rivals, defeating the Melbourne Storm 54-6 at AAMI Park, Melbourne on Saturday night.

The Roosters put in a stellar performance, running in nine tries to one.

The Storm opened scores on the night with second-rower Joe Stimson scoring in the 10th minute on the right edge. A successful conversion gave the Storm a 6-0 lead.

From there, the Roosters held the Storm scoreless and ran in 54 unanswered points.

Charlie Taylor scored the Roosters first try in the 14th minute after a strong tackle by Taane Milne at the end of the Storm’s set gave the Roosters the ball in a strong attacking position. Jackson Hasting’s attempted conversion was waved away after hitting the posts and the Roosters trailed 4-6.

The Roosters next points came via Joey Lussick, with the hooker scoring between the posts in the 21st minute. Hastings added the extras and the Roosters took the lead 10-6.

Five-eighth Connor Watson took the Storm line on and scored between the posts in the 38th minute. A successful conversion attempt gave the Roosters a 10-point lead and the Roosters went into the sheds leading 16-6.

The Roosters picked up where they left off in the second half with the Tricolours’ first set in attack resulting in a four-pointer with Johnny Tuivasa-Sheck taking a cross-field kick beautifully and getting it down just inside the field of play. The conversion attempt was unsuccessful but the Roosters lead opened to 20-6.

Just five minutes later, Watson scored his second try of the night. Hastings’ conversion attempt was successful and the Roosters led 26-6.

Taane Milne scored to extend the Roosters lead to 32-6 and in the very next set, fullback Latrell Mitchell leaped into the air to take a high ball, scoring between the posts with a successful conversion taking scores to 38-6 inside the final 20 minutes.

Joseph Manu scored a double in the final 15 minutes and Milne crossed the line for his second in the final two minutes of the game, resulting in a 54-6 win to the Roosters.

Acknowledgement of Country

Sydney Roosters respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.