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NRL Match Report | Round 1

A massive first half at Cbus Super Stadium sees the Roosters claim a big 32-18 point win over the Gold Coast Titans in Round 1.

After a couple of repeat sets early for the Roosters, it would be a new face to open the scoring when Luke Keary skipped and stepped through the defence for an impressive four-pointer.

Just minutes later on the back of a Titans penalty, the Roosters would strike again when Latrell Mitchell found some space on the left edge and took advantage with an impressive try.

It was a big first half for the new Rooster Luke Keary, and his performance was rewarded with a double after he found some space on the right edge to sprint his way to the line. 

Another new Rooster stepped up to the plate in the following minutes, when Kane Evans found some space, offloaded to Mitchell Pearce, who passed inside to Michael Gordon to sprint his way to the chalk.

That wasn’t all she wrote for the first half though, as Daniel Tupou and Latrell Mitchell again decided to show off their left edge combination for Mitchell’s double after some flashy play. 

After dominating the entire first half, the second half started out perfectly for the Titans after Anthony Don pounced on a loose ball and went the length of the field to score.

There was a miscommunication between Gordon and Shaun Kenny-Dowall, and it led to another try for the Titans and this time through Kane Elgey. 

The second half surge continued for the Titans when Jarryd Hayne plucked Ash Taylor’s kick from the air to plant it down and bring the score to within two converted tries. 

A couple of scares at the back-end of the game, but it was well and truly sealed when Latrell Mitchell claimed his hat-trick and scored a freakish try on the left edge.