NYC Match Report | Round 24
It was a try-athlon for the young Roosters in the Holden Cup, outscoring the Wests Tigers 60-18 to keep their finals hopes alive.
The Roosters were hot coming out of the gates and would be rewarded with points through Jesse Marschke after a dangerous dart out of dummy-half to open the scoring.
After plenty of back-and-forth in the opening stanza, the Roosters would be next to score when Josh Curran was there to collect an Adam Pompey back-tap and drive it over in the corner.
The young Tigers would see their first points of the afternoon when they decided to drive straight up the middle through bench forward Ben Seufale.
Just a couple of minutes later fullback Nick O’Meley found a little bit of space on the back of an offload to sprint 70 metres to the line and plant it down on the left edge.
In the set of six to follow, Lachlan Lam joined in on the fun after a break and sprint to the line from just 30 metres out of Tigers territory.
The Roosters would draw the first blood of the second half aswell through Lyndon Hills, after catching the defence thin out wide, busting through a lone defender and running it to the uprights.
Marschke went in again minutes later to cap off a sensational afternoon for the young hooker, while Adam Pompey would follow behind in the following set after catching the Tigers short out wide.
The young Tigers would look to pretty-up the scores in the minutes that followed, scoring back-to-back tries to make the scoreline more attractive, but the Roosters would only hit back.
Lachlan Lam went over for his double in the closing fifteen minutes after finding the Tigers defence short on the left edge and giving his side the half century.
It would be just minutes later when Lyndon Hills claimed his double and stretched the score out in what was a completely clinical performance from the young Roosters.
To take the lead out to sixty, Bernard Lewis joined in on the fun to score the final try of the day, plucking a well placed bomb out of the air and planting it down untouched.
TRIES: Marschke x2, Curran, O'Meley, Pompey, Lam x2, Hills x2, Lewis