The Sydney Roosters Indigenous Academy went into their round 6 clash with the Parramatta Eels expecting a tough encounter.
Coming off their first win of the season the week before, the girls started extremely well taking a 4 nil lead at the end of the first term.
The wet weather conditions didn’t help either side with ball control proving difficult.
The Roosters girls still managed to take a 10-4 lead heading into the last term.
A couple of lapses in concentration early in the third gave the Eels the opportunity to level the scores.
The game remained tight with the Eels scoring another converted try with about 8 minutes to go.
Our girls had a final shot to level the scores in the last minute of the game but the Eels held on to win 16-10.
It was a tight finish, but the girls can be proud of their performance against a much bigger side.
The Sydney Roosters Indigenous Academy play Cronulla next week.
TRIES: Keilee Joseph (12m), Illarrah Roberts (27m)
CONVERSIONS: Dakota Blacklock (13m)
It was an arch-rival weekend for the Sydney Roosters, with the Club playing the South Sydney in all grades.
The Harold Matthews Roosters were coming off a loss against the Central Coast Roosters last week and were looking to get one over the second placed Rabbitohs.
It was a tough and physical contest in the early stages.
Josh Wong scored a brilliant individual try which saw the score level up at 6-6 in the first twenty minutes of the game.
Souths tscored twice late in the half to take the score 16-6 going into the break.
Both teams were going back and forth in the second half.
Darcy Clifton and Max McCathie were the Roosters best on field.
Souths class was too good in the end as they scored two tries to finish the game with the score 26-6.
The Roosters SG Ball team were in need of a win in order to stay in the finals race.
The team entered the arena with great intent and plenty of enthusiasm.
There were some strong carries in the early stages which resulted in great field position.
It looked like a big convincing win over the Rabbitohs early on.
The Roosters scored two tries early to take a 12-0 lead.
Some great ball movement through the backline saw Moala Graham-Taufa score the first try in the corner untouched.
Three minutes later there was a great individual try near the line from hooker Michael Coleman that put his side up by two converted tries.
The Rabbitohs hit back in the next couple of minutes to make the score 12-4.
Lathan and Ronald scored tries early in the second before Souths hit back again.
It was a game going back and forth as Souths leveled up early in the second half to make it 20-20.
The players re-grouped and scored two late tries to finish the game at 30-20.
Finals are still alive for the Under 18s squad, who play fourth place Sea eagles this weekend.