TARSHA GALE IMPRESS IN DEBUT
The Sydney Roosters Indigenous Academy Under 18s girls impressed in their first outing in the Tarsha Gale, defeating a solid Bulldogs outfit 32-16.
The excitement from the girls was clear ahead of kick off as they warmed up with great enthusiasm and showed pride to be making their debut in Roosters colours.
It was an all-around sharp performance from the girls which included some impressive defensive efforts in the opening stages to save a couple of certain tries.
Their first try of the afternoon was the result of a Bulldogs error from the kick off, which saw winger Grace Nuiqila capitalise and begin an avalanche of points for the girls.
The start of the second half was met with another notable courageous effort as the Roosters edge defence worked hard together to take a Bulldogs attacker straight into touch to put themselves on the front foot.
There was some back-and-forth style play in the third quarter, but the young Roosters dominated the final quarter to claim an impressive Round 1 victory.
The game ended with a try on the buzzer through Kyla Gordon who looked impressive all afternoon.
Round 2 will see the girls up against St George at Norford Park.
TRIES: Grace Nuiqila, Robyn Draper, Brandii Davis Welsh, Lilly-Anne Mason, Shataya King, Lesina Kolo, Kyla Gordon
S.G. BALL ROOSTERS SOLID FIRST OUTING
The Under 18s Roosters put on a nice show on Saturday afternoon, out enthusing the Bulldogs to claim an impressive 22-10 win.
In what was a physical first half, the Roosters and Bulldogs went toe-to-toe and the results at the half time break would see just a try per side.
The second half would see the Roosters run riot over the Bulldogs as they clicked into gear to score three tries to one.
Replacement utility Luke Summerton scored a great try 30 metres out from the chalk, stepping through the defence and palming the fullback to score next to the posts.
The Under 18s were too strong on this occasion and their work ethic has a noticeable impact on the result.
TRIES: Freddy Lussick, Luke Sommerton, Bayleigh Bently-Hape, Harry Wilson
PLAYER OF THE GAME: Dwayne Fuimaono
TOUGH START FOR HAROLD MATTHEWS
Kicking off the triple-header, the Roosters Under 16s had a tough first outing and went down 46-12 to the Bulldogs.
Their were some good signs throughout the contest, including their first try of the afternoon from hooker Braydon Guyan after a perfect inside pass from five eighth Liam Tonpi.
Second rower Toesami Toevai made damaging runs all game, and was eventually rewarded with a try through a barging run in the second half.
Tough afternoon for the boys, but they'll no doubt be looking forward to next week.
TRIES: Braydon Guyan, Toesami Toevai
PLAYERS OF THE GAME: Henry Mikale and Darcy Clifton