NYC Match Report | Round 26
The Roosters have had a draw in the Holden Cup with the South Sydney Rabbitohs on Friday night, with both sides missing opportunities.
The Rabbitohs were determined in the opening stages, getting down the Roosters end and almost crossing the line on numerous occasions.
It took seven minutes, but the line eventually cracked for the Rabbitohs through Joe Gardiner after barging his way over.
The Roosters would score straight back though, when Johnny Tuivasa-Sheck got a nice ball from Latrell Mitchell to go over on the left wing.
They would score again less than ten minutes later through Grant Garvey, after bursting over out of dummy-half to score just wide of the uprights.
With less than fifteen minutes left in the first half, Mitchell would set up his second try on the opposite wing, sending Charlie Taylor over after throwing an attractive pass.
With just a few minutes remaining in the half, the Rabbitohs went in for their second try through Damon Goolagong on the right wing.
The first half would end with just a 4 point lead to the Roosters.
There was some exciting football being played in the opening fifteen minutes of the half, with both sides putting in plenty of effort, but coming up empty on opportunities.
The Rabbitohs would be the hungrier side in the end though, scoring back-to-back tries on the right hand side.
With fifteen minutes to go and down by six points, the Roosters were looking like a side full of energy, but were unable to capitalise on the opportunities that were thrown their way.
They would finally get their shot through Latrell Mitchell, who chimed in on the scoring right when he was needed.
Some tense moments at the back end of the game, but neither side could score and it would end all locked up.