The Roosters have gone down to the Broncos at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night in the Holden Cup.
The Broncos opened the scoring with a try to centre Jarryd Dodd, capitalising on a dropped ball from the Roosters.
It seemed anything but the Roosters game, getting down the Broncos end and coming up empty on a few occasions.
The Broncos scored back-to-back tries to make it a sixteen point lead, showing that they’ve clearly come to Allianz Stadium to play.
Minutes later, Richard Skelton was willing to put his team on the front foot with a barge over try just wide of the uprights to open the scoring for the Roosters.
The Broncos shut down any chance of an early momentum swing, scoring in the left corner through Jordan Drew.
The Roosters kept trying but it just wasn’t happening in the first half, when a grubber in goal turned into a full field try to the Broncos.
If there was any time for a re-group it was then and there, and the boys went into the break down 24-6.
The second half started with more promise from the Roosters, when Ryan King barged over to open the scoring in the half.
The game was locked and tight, with both sides flexing their defensive muscles.
The only difference was that the score was in the Broncos favour and the Roosters were already behind before they locked down.
Misieli Vaikeli scored for the Roosters with less than two minutes left on the clock, but it was too late to mount a comeback, going down to the Broncos 16-24.