Key Talking Points From Round 3
CRONK FINDS FEET AT NEW CLUB
It can’t be easy heading to head to a new Club after fourteen years with the same team, but after Round 3 it’s clear that Cooper Cronk has done just fine at finding his feet with the Roosters.
He was involved in all seven tries that were scored against the Knights, including one brilliant assist through a kick to the corner and a four-pointer of his own.
The class continues for Cronk in his fifteenth year playing at the top grade.
CAN KEARY BE OF ASSISTANCE?
After playing in his second game of the season, it’s clear to see that Luke Keary’s form has not diminished in his sophomore year with the Club.
Most impressive for the five-eighth is his impressive try assist tally so far in 2018, which sits at four already in just two outings.
One of those assists was potentially the play of the year so far, a brilliant offload to Victor Radley for his first career NRL try.
He led the way for line break assists in 2017, and there’s little slowing him down from doing the same in 2018.
JWH BREAKS DROUGHT
It’s been a while for the big man, but Jared Waerea-Hargreaves finally broke his try scoring drought in Round 3.
The last time Waerea-Hargreaves scored a try was a barn-storming effort against the Parramatta Eels in 2015 that is the current headliner of his career highlight reel.
Not to mention, the try was scored with his first touch of the game after coming from the bench late in the first half.
Could this open the flood gates for the big man in 2018?
FERGO'S FORM CONTINUES TO IMPRESS
Three rounds into the season and the red hot form of Blake Ferguson is still plain to see.
He scored two tries last night and continued to shine through an impressive tally of metres run.
At this point in time, Ferguson leads the NRL in tries, running metres, all runs and post contact metres.
DEFENCE REMAINS KEY
As Victor Radley stated in his post-match chat with Anthony Minichiello, “Defence is king.”
In the Tricolours first three outings of the season, they have only conceded four tries.
While the attack continues to improve, the Roosters have been impressive on the defensive end and continue to treat that aspect of the game as the top priority.