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Competition - NRL Premiership

Round - Round 04

Teams - Sydney Roosters V Manly Warringah Sea Eagles

Date - 26th of March 2016

Venue - Allianz Stadium, Moore Park, Sydney NSW

Photographer - Robb Cox

The Roosters have gone down fighting to the Sea Eagles at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night.

On the back of an unfortunate ball spill from Latrell Mitchell early in the first half, the Sea Eagles put first points on the board through Jorge Taufua in the corner. 

The Sea Eagles were looking deadly and had a few early sets on the Roosters goal-line, until Daniel Tupou pounced on a loose ball and ran all the way down the other end of the field.

It was finished off beautifully by the milestone man Shaun Kenny-Dowall on the back of a nice set-up by Blake Ferguson.

After Sio Siua Taukeiaho was disallowed a try, the milestone man was keen to get those four points back. 

Kenny-Dowall scored his second on the back of a perfectly placed kick from Jackson Hastings to take a two point lead late in the half. 

The Roosters went into the break with a two point lead. 

The second half started in favour of the Tricolours, when Blake Ferguson forced his way to the line through a couple of defenders to give the Roosters an 8 point lead. 

There was plenty of purposeful running from the Roosters, but the Sea Eagles would be the next to strike, scoring through Dylan Walker after he split the defence to go over in the corner. 

Jamie Lyon kicked a penalty goal to level the scores halfway through the second half, and Roosters supporters were most definitely biting their fingernails. 

The Sea Eagles would gain the lead just minutes later on the back of some clever play from Daly Cherry Evans. 

Down by a converted try, the Roosters needed to get back into it and would do so through Daniel Tupou, kicking to himself to go over on the wing. 

The missed conversion would prove the difference as Jackson Hastings missed from out wide. 

Latrell Mitchell was denied a try late in the half after Mitchell Aubusson was ruled to be offside and involved in the play. 

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.