All the results from the Sydney Roosters juniors following Round 4 of the Harold Matthews, S.G. Ball and Tarsha Gale competitions.
The Sydney Roosters Indigenous Academy Under 18s women's side have had slow starts so far in the Tarsha gale season, and Round 4 was no different as they continue to look for their rhythm.
The Illawarra Steelers started strong, scoring three tries in the first eleven minutes.
The Roosters hit back and scored a couple tries to get back into the game.
Ella Simon and Dakota Blacklock scored great individual tries respectively near the line.
Illawarra looked dangerous from then on and the Roosters found themselves chasing points.
Front rower Tymekqwa Duckett scored a great individual try running almost fifty metres to score, fending, palming and stepping her way towards the try line.
Tymekqwa also gave a great offload to Brandi Davis-Welsh to make her way over the try line to score in the second quarter of the game.
The third quarter came and Roosters girls were out on their feet, Illawarra Steelers capitalised and scored four tries to one.
That was the end of the game and the Roosters were defeated 44-22.
A big game this Saturday afternoon, playing the Bulldogs at Belmore with kick off at midday.
The Harold Matthews had a lot to prove after a tough loss last week against a strong Knights team that are sitting on top of the ladder.
The Roosters Round 4 match up was against the Bulldogs at Henson Park.
They started the match strong with an early try in the first five minutes which gave them a boost to kick start the contest.
Their defence was strong in the early stages as they held up players on two occasions, before the Bulldogs suddenly scored on the fourteen minute mark.
From there the bulldogs dominated and scored four unanswered tries.
The score line ended up 28-6 in a game to forget for the young Under 16s Roosters.
After a tough loss against the Knights last week in the final period of the game, it was a do or die game to keep the SG Ball season alive.
The playing group got together pre match as they knew that it was a big game moving forward for the club.
They responded well to the pre-match talk and went on to beat the 2nd place Bulldogs team in impressive fashion.
The game was back and forth in the first period before a nice pass from Ronald out the back to Tyler Afoa, who went untouched to score 20 metres out.
Toesami Toevia was explosive again coming from the bench, scoring a try in the 20th minute.
They were playing with plenty of confidence and their completion rate was outstanding, which was a big factor towards winning the game.
The Roosters boys were running hard, tackling hard and doing all the fundamentals right.
The left edge was at their best and looked threatening every time centre Lathan Hutchinson-Walters touched the ball.
Lathan was too hard to handle and scored two tries in the match as a result.
He also had a very helping hand setting up the flying winger Lani Graham-Taufa for two tries.
They finished the match with a 32-10 win, which puts them in touch with the top 8.
We’re set for a big game against the Central Coast Roosters this weekend, who are coming forth in the competition.