NRL Match Report | Round 14
The Sydney Roosters put on a second half clinic at Campbelltown Stadium to down the Wests Tigers 40-12 on Sunday afternoon.
They suffered a massive blow early on when Captain Jake Friend came from the field for a concussion test in under five minutes.
The Tigers would quickly capitalise through Tuimoala Lolohea, finding a big gap and sprinting his way through it just wide of the uprights.
It wouldn't take the Roosters too long to get on the board though, scoring through Blake Ferguson just minutes later after he soared to collect a Mitchell Pearce bomb and plant it down.
In the set of six to follow, Latrell Mitchell found some space on his wing to split through the defence and pass inside to Connor Watson to put his side up by four.
There was some poor handling of the football from the Roosters in the minutes that followed, and they were lucky to not pay for it with points.
In fact, they would actually be the next to score when Aidan Guerra stormed onto a pass and wrestled the ball down between the uprights.
With ball handling still a problem after points, it wouldn’t take the Tigers long to execute through James Tedesco when the Roosters were unable to clean up a grubber kick.
They couldn’t have asked for a better start to the second half after a tough opening stanza, scoring their first points through Mitchell Pearce after Keary got sent through a hole and found him in open space.
Pearce would find himself going over for the next try of the night on the back of a well placed kick from Latrell Mitchell kicking inside to the in-goal.
Aidan Guerra would be the next to claim a double after bullying his way through the defence to push the lead out to twenty at the back end of the half.
The lead was pushed out to 28 when Connor Watson joined the double party on the back of some beautiful set up work from Jared Waerea-Hargreaves to spin away from the defence and get a nice ball away.
Sauaso Sue scored a try at the death to make the score-line a little more attractive, but that would be where the scoring ended.