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The Roosters have gone down to the Sea Eagles 16-40 in what was a disappointing performance in the Holden Cup.

The Sea Eagles would open the scoring in under five minutes, when Tom Trbojevic ran a smart line, put a step on Latrell Mitchell and scored between the posts.

Only minutes later it was Trbojevic to score again, and the Sea Eagles attack was looking lethal in the opening stages of the match.

The second half couldn’t come soon enough for the Roosters, with their line breaking again and Sea Eagles five-eighth Will Pearsall going over on the right side of the posts.

Opportunities were there, but the Roosters couldn’t capitalise and would go into the break down by three converted tries.

The second half started in similar fashion to the first, with the Sea Eagles scoring first points in the opening minutes.

The Roosters weren’t in it, and were going to need an enormous effort to claw their way back into it.

They would score their first points through big forward Vincent Leuluai, but a comeback was not to be, as the Sea Eagles would score again just minutes later through winger Jesse Bogle.

The Sea Eagles would put a rubber stamp on the victory when they scored on the right wing through Mitchell Thomas.

Connor Watson scored late in the half to make the scoreboard more respectable, but the Sea Eagles would score in the following set of six to assert their dominance.

The highlight for the Roosters came in the dying minutes when Charlie Taylor scored an impressive full field try to close the scoring. 

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.