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The Roosters have survived a late onslaught from the Newcastle Knights on Sunday afternoon, coming away with a 38-22 victory making it eight wins in a row.

It was a near perfect start for the Roosters when they took full advantage of a penalty to score in the corner through Daniel Tupou, who continues his try scoring run.

The following set was unfortunate for the Knights, when Akuila Uate dropped the ball ten metres out from their line, and the Roosters took full advantage. Brendan Elliot scored in the corner on the back of it, scoring two tries in the opening fifteen minutes.

The Roosters were rolling on, making plenty of metres and getting quality runs from the forwards. Taking full advantage of this was Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, who put the ball down in acrobatic fashion on the back of some slick passing.

With five minutes remaining in the half Tuivasa-Sheck would score again when he collected a perfectly placed kick from James Maloney to plant it down.

It was the Roosters afternoon on this particular occasion. In the following set, the Knights let the ball bounce, unaware that a charging Kane Evans was hunting the loose ball to plant it down.
The Roosters would go into the half time break 26-0 leaders.

In the opening set, the Roosters scored a good looking long range try, when Tupou ran down the left edge then through a rainbow pass inside for Tuivasa-Sheck for his third.

The Roosters gave away a penalty in the following set, and the Knights scored on the back of it through Sione Mata’utia.

The momentum would swing in The Knights direction, scoring back to back tries through Joseph Tapine and Jeremy Smith on the back of a couple of crucial errors.

The Roosters were rattled and the Knights were taking full advantage, scoring their fourth try through Kurt Gidley who ran a nice line.

Ten minutes remaining and there was only ten points in it. Much like last week, the Roosters had to pull it together and get composed to walk away with the victory. They did just that, getting field position, forcing a dropout and scoring through Maloney.

That would be all she wrote, and the Roosters survived to make it eight wins in a row. 

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.