NRL Match Report | Round 24
The Roosters put on a clinical performance on Sunday afternoon, defeating the Dragons 42-6 in their last game at Allianz Stadium this season.
After forcing back-to-back goal-line dropouts early in the first half, the Roosters would collect the opening points through Mitchell Aubusson, after pouncing on a perfectly placed grubber from Mitchell Pearce.
The Roosters were looking dangerous, and their efforts would lead to the second four-pointer of the afternoon, after Ryan Matterson was delivered a perfect offload from Blake Ferguson to run and barge his way over the line.
Though the Roosters played tough in defence, they would concede their first points at the back end of the first half when Gareth Widdop snatched a bomb from Ferguson and put it down.
It was an impressive start to the second half for the Roosters, scoring back-to-back-to-back tries to kick off the scoring.
The first was a brilliant individual effort from Daniel Tupou, sprinting down the sideline and shrugging off Josh Dugan on his way there.
The next was a nice piece of work from Connor Watson, splitting the defence on the left hand side and passing inside to Ferguson for a cracking four-pointer.
It was an impressive afternoon for Daniel Tupou, and it wouldn’t go unrewarded after he pounced on a perfectly weighted grubber kick from Pearce to score his second try of the match.
Aidan Guerra was a late inclusion into the side, and he showed just how much he liked his spot when he collected a grubber from Jake Friend and planted it down to make it a thirty-point Tricolours lead.
Capping off a sensational afternoon, Blake Ferguson found some space on the left edge and sprinted his way for the line to make it a massive win for the Roosters in their final home game of the season.