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Competition - National Youth Competition
Round - Round 06
Teams – Rabbitohs v Roosters
Date – 8th of April 2016
Venue – ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Photographer – Mark Nolan
Description –

The Roosters put on a massive first half performance to down the Rabbitohs 36-16 at ANZ Stadium on Sunday evening, making it their third win in a row.

The Rabbitohs were the first to strike early on, scoring on the left edge through winger Riley Yates on the back of some nice ball work.

It wasn’t long until the Roosters struck back though, with the returning Connor Watson scoring back-to-back tries right of the uprights to get his side on top early.

The Roosters were playing smart on attack, getting back-to-back sets through smart kicking and eventually capitalising with a try to Jake Steadman between the uprights. 

The first half was dominant for the Roosters, and were looking likely to score every time they had possession. 

The right hand side was popular for the Roosters, as they would strike there again through Reuben Porter who barged his way through the right edge defence. 

Joseph Manu was next in on the action when he jumped on a perfectly weighted kick in the corner. 

To close out the half, it was Nat Butcher to score an impressive long range try from the kick off to make it a big 30-4 deficit at the break. 

The Rabbitohs started the second half well on top, scoring back-to-back tries on the left edge through hooker Maia Sands and fullback Tom Perrin to force themselves back into the game. 

Connor Watson was quick to defuse the comeback, scoring his third try of the game after running a nice hole on the back of some clever ball movement. 

The game would go back and forth for the final 20 minutes, but the score remained the same until the final buzzer.

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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.

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