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A Decade To Celebrate | 2013

As we farewell the decade that was from 2010 to 2019, the Sydney Roosters look back on an extremely memorable ten seasons for the Club.

After a tough campaign in 2012, it was a new beginning for the Club in 2013 with a new Head Coach, a number of star recruits and the core members of the squad still in tact.

Let's take a stroll down memory lane and remember the FOURTH of our ten celebrated seasons. 

The emotion moments after the Grand Final siren.
The emotion moments after the Grand Final siren.

2013

After a tough couple of seasons for the Tricolours, there appeared to be a new hope heading into the 2013 season. 

With the arrival of new five-eighth James Maloney, new head coach Trent Robinson and a number of names thrown around the rumor mill, it looked like the Roosters fortunes were ready to turn. 

Club veteran Anthony Minichiello was named the new Captain, Sonny Bill Williams was officially added to the fold, representative centre Michael Jennings would soon follow and the roster was officially starting to take shape. 

The roster appeared to be finalised, the excitement was well and truly brewing and it was time to begin one of the most memorable journeys in Tricolours history. 

While it took the Roosters a few rounds to work out their identity as a team, their first shutout and biggest score of the season came in Round 4 when they annihilated the Parramatta Eels 50-0 at Allianz Stadium.

Of the remaining 20 games of the regular season, the Roosters won a whopping 15 games and were awarded the Minor Premiership for the first time since 2004. 

MOMENTS TO REMEMBER

ANZAC DAY: The Roosters put on a show

Sonny Bill Showcases Signature Offload

The Roosters hadn't won an Anzac Day match since 2007, but in 2013 they appeared to have the squad that could get the job done. 

In the midst of a dominant first half display from the Tricolours, they pulled off one of the most electrifying tries of the year courtesy of a BRILLIANT Sonny Bill Williams offload.

QUALIFYING FINAL: A nail-biting, record setting shutout

The Record Setting Shutout

The Roosters recorded their sixth shutout of the season against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, and managed to pull it off in nail-biting fashion. 

The Sea Eagles had the final play of the game after being gifted a late penalty, and it took a determined Tricolours effort to ensure the Bondi Wall held firm.

GRAND FINAL: The try that changed it all

The Try That Changed It All

For those Roosters fans with a short memory, the Roosters needed to muster up a come-from-behind victory if they were to win the 2013 NRL Telstra Premiership.

They most certainly did that, and this was the try that edged them in front.

Grand Final Replay 2013 | Roosters v Sea Eagles

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STEGGLES PLAY OF THE YEAR

Steggles Play Of The Year 2013

The Steggles Play of the year was AGAIN awarded to Anthony Minichiello in 2013, but this time it was for a try saved instead of scored. 

His tackle on Nathan Merritt in the final round of the regular season is an all time classic.

There were plenty of successful years to follow, stay tuned to catch up on the next!