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2019 Player Poll Results

The Sydney Roosters held a number of polls in the post season to get the fans thoughts on their favourite aspects of the 2019 season.

Here are the results!

TACKLE OF THE YEAR | JOSEPH MANU

Joseph Manu wins 2019 Tackle Of The Year

The Sydney Roosters were hanging on for dear life in Round 21 and looking for a long awaited victory over the Canberra Raiders in Canberra for the first time since 2010. 

In the closing minutes of the game, Joseph Manu pulled off the tackle of the year when he thudded Raiders captain Jarrod Croker into touch just shy of the try line.

MUSCLEPHARM MOMENT OF THE YEAR | SIOSIUA TAUKEIAHO

MusclePharm Moment Of The Year Winner

The Roosters had one of their most memorable Anzac Day Moments to date when Siosiua Taukeiaho iced the victory in the closing stages by snatching a loose ball, barging his way through the defence and planting the ball down. 

His emotional celebration says all you need to know about Taukeiaho as a player and what his Club, his country and the Anzac Day clash mean to him. 

He was also awarded the Fan Voted Man Of The Match honours for the match.

STANDOUT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR |
SIOSIUA TAUKEIAHO: ANZAC DAY

Highlights | Roosters v Dragons

Taukeiaho was outstanding on Anzac Day, tallying an impressive 272 running metres and 79 post contact metres.

He iced the victory with a hard-earned try that was awarded the MusclePharm Moment of the year as voted by the fans.

A well deserved victory to honour a great Roosters performance.

OUTSTANDING WIN OF THE YEAR | ROUND 6 V STORM

Extended Highlights | Storm v Roosters

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There was a lot to like about the match, from the emotion behind Cooper Cronk's final match in Melbourne, the challenge of facing an undefeated team on their turf and it being the first meeting between the two sides since the 2018 NRL Grand Final.

The Roosters were off to a hot start in the first half and looked near unstoppable, until the Storm tilted the momentum in their favor to lock things up in the second.

In the end, it took one perfect set of six in Golden Point for the Roosters to escape with a thrilling victory.

MOST EXCITING PROSPECT 2020 | SAM VERRILLS

Verrills darts out of dummy-half.
Verrills darts out of dummy-half.

Despite a number of exciting players to choose from, fans have sided with young gun dummy-half Sam Verrills as the most exciting of the youngsters. 

Fans got a good taste of Verrills in 2019, with 14 first grade appearances and eleven in the starting 13. 

Verrills was twice voted by fans as the Man Of The Match and gained widespread acclaim for his maturity, as well as his service and speed out of dummy-half. 

ROOSTERS REP PLAYER OF THE YEAR | SIOSIUA TAUKEIAHO

Siosiua Taukeiaho celebrates moments after Tonga defeated Australia.
Siosiua Taukeiaho celebrates moments after Tonga defeated Australia.

After inspiring Tonga Invitational to two unbelievable wins over the Great Britain Lions and the Australian Kangaroos, Siosiua Taukeiaho has claimed the most votes from the Roosters community. 

Taukeiaho thanks Tonga fans

Not only was he outstanding for his Club in 2019, he stepped up as a starter for Tonga Invitational over three test matches.

CLUB DEBUTANT OF 2020 | SAM VERRILLS

Sam Verrills moments after the Roosters won the 2019 NRL Grand Final.
Sam Verrills moments after the Roosters won the 2019 NRL Grand Final.

After winning the poll for the most exciting 2020 prospect, fans have again thrown their support behind Sam Verrills after an impressive first campaign with the Sydney Roosters.

Verrills was outstanding for the Roosters in 2019, making his first appearance in Round 6, awarded his first start in Round 13, and was the starting hooker for the remainder of the season from Round 19.

He received almost 58% of the total votes in the poll.

Thank you to all the Roosters fans that voted in the post season player polls in 2019!