NRL Match Report | Round 21
The Roosters pulled off an impressive 32-16 win over the Brisbane Broncos on Thursday night at Allianz Stadium.
The first points of the night came through Dale Copley on the back of a near perfect short ball from fullback Blake Ferguson.
Jarrod Wallace did well to collect a loose ball and crash his way over to level the scores early in the first half.
The Roosters were up to this one though, and some nice teamwork would turn their enthusiasm into points soon after when some crisp ball work resulted in a four-pointer for Latrell Mitchell on the right wing.
Dale Copley was having a fine game against his old Club, and his impressive first half was capped off when he made a break down the left edge and got a miracle ball away to Blake Ferguson to put him over untouched.
The second half started in ideal fashion for the Roosters, with momentum on their side and even the bounce of the ball.
A freakish kick collect and pass back inside from Blake Ferguson saw Shaun Kenny-Dowall claim the opening points of the second stanza in what could have been the try of the year.
Tom Opacic brought the Broncos back into it when he used his strength to put it down wide of the uprights, making it a twelve point game with plenty of time on the clock.
The Roosters were determined to finish though, and it would be Boyd Cordner to claim the following four-pointer after running a nice line and barging his way through the defence.
With less than ten minutes remaining, the Broncos hit back through Darius Boyd on the back of a good kick from Ben Hunt.