The Roosters have fallen to the Bulldogs 46-16 in the Holden Cup at ANZ Stadium after a disappointing performance from the young side.
It was an ideal opening two minutes for the Roosters, gaining good ground and scoring on the back of a penalty through Joseph Manu.
The Bulldogs hit straight back through fullback Josh Bergamin as we looked set for a back-and-forth at ANZ Stadium.
That wouldn’t be the case though, as the Bulldogs ran wild over the Roosters for the following fifteen minutes.
They scored four tries in a short amount of time, and two out of those four were scored at long-range.
It would take some composure from the young Roosters to claw their way back into it, and back-to-back tries would do just that.
A desperate effort from Luke Chalker saw him barge his way over for the first of the two tries, and Ryan King did well to collect the loose ball that was tapped back by Kiah Cooper for the second.
The Bulldogs had the final say before the break, scoring in the corner through winger Jack Gibbons to see us trail 32-16 at the break.
Gibbons scored his second for the Bulldogs to start the half, taking his side to lead by more than three converted tries.
Lachlan Lewis sprinted fourty metres to score only minutes later to make the deficit even tougher for the young Roosters.
The game was scoreless until the final five minutes when Bulldogs winger Marcelo Montoya went over in the corner.