NYC Match Report | Round 26
The young Roosters had their first draw of the season on Thursday night after a 22-22 tight battle with the Broncos at Suncorp Stadium in the Holden Cup.
The Broncos opened the scoring in the opening five minutes through Gerome Burns, playing perfect support to collect and score between the uprights.
It took ten minutes for Broncos to strike again, with Patrick Carrigan finding some space in the middle and busting his way to the line.
The Roosters were struggling to execute for much of the first half, and it would take a piece of individual brilliance to put them on the scoreboard.
Ben Thomas threw a brilliant offload ten metres out from the line to Jesse Marschke to put him over just wide of the uprights.
The Broncos would have the last laugh of the half though, with Jai Whitbread busting through the line and scoring between the posts just before the break.
It turned into an arm wrestle in the second half, but it was the Roosters that had the edge throughout.
They scored their first try through Victor Radley, after showing pure strength and determination to wrestle his way out of a tackle and plant it down on the right edge.
Bernard Lewis joined in on the scoring to make it a two point game after finding some space out wide.
With fifteen minutes left on the clock, Victor Radley got involved again to bust through a few defenders and put the Roosters in front.
The Broncos did well to hit back through centre Gehamat Shibasaki to level the scores.
Though there were a couple of close calls, the Roosters would have their first draw of the season after a tough battle at Suncorp Stadium.