NYC Match Report | Round 10
The Roosters beat the Titans 34-16 in the Holden Cup on the back of a strong first half from the Tricolours.
It wasn’t an ideal start for the Roosters on defence, letting in a try in the opening minutes through Titans lock Morgan Boyle.
The response was a classic Roosters try through Bernard Lewis, after an impressive break and offload from Kiah Cooper set it up.
Cooper would be rewarded for his impressive performance in the first half, scoring his own four-pointer to put the Roosters up by more than a converted try.
The Roosters were full of momentum and weren’t looking likely to slow down in the first half, scoring yet another try through Nat Butcher on the back of a perfect pass from Jesse Marschke.
To cap off an impressive opening half for the young Roosters, Grant Garvey scored between the uprights for his first of the night.
The Titans went back-to-back before the halftime siren to make things interesting, both tries scored on the right edge.
The second half started the way the first half ended, with the Titans scoring on the left edge through winger Tyronne Davis to bring the Titans within a converted try.
Over the twenty minutes that followed, it was neck-and-neck between both sides as the Roosters fought hard to Keep the Titans out, and they were playing tough.
With minimal possession, the Roosters managed to get good field position when Joseph Manu made a clean break up the middle.
Nat Butcher collected a double on the back of Manu’s impressive work, hitting a big hole to go over untouched between the uprights.
Ryan King barged his way over in the final minutes to douse any chance of a comeback for the Titans.