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A Decade To Celebrate | 2016

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.

Though 2016 was a re-building year for the Tricolours, there were plenty of bright spots and a number of stepping stones that set up future seasons of success.

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

The Roosters rally around Blake Ferguson after he opens the scoring against the Storm on their ground.
The Roosters rally around Blake Ferguson after he opens the scoring against the Storm on their ground.

2016

The Tricolours were facing a fair line-up overhaul in 2016, with a list of departing players that comprised of James Maloney, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Michael Jennings.

On top of that, Boyd Cordner, Mitchell Pearce and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves were all unavailable for selection at the start of the season,. 

While the side was going through a full restructure, a number of young prospects impressed in their first NRL pre-season ahead of the new year. 

Jackson Hastings looked set to start at five-eighth, Blake Ferguson was attempting a switch to fullback, Super League star Joe Burgess was looking to make his mark in the NRL and new recruit Dale Copley was looking to fill the void left by Jennings. 

After five straight losses to start the season, it became clear that there would be to some challenges ahead.

MOMENTS TO CELEBRATE

Round 6: Napa demolishes Souths

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In what was one of the most impressive individual performances of recent memory, Dylan Napa threw his weight around and then some when he became a battering ram against our arch-rivals. 

On top of that, he stayed on field for 80 minutes and was even rewarded with a four-pointer.

ANZAC DAY: Matterson's Memorable Debut

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In a season that saw many debutants, it's safe to say that Ryan Matterson's was a clear standout. 

He was outstanding in 80 minutes of action at five-eighth, notching a memorable four-pointer, 1 line break, 1 line break assist and 2 try assists.

ROUND 24: Roosters shine in final home game

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After a tough season for Roosters fans, the Tricolours ensured that their final home game was a memorable one for their faithful supporters against the Dragons.

Blake Ferguson was stunning at fullback, while Daniel Tupou also chipped in with a double in a 42-6 win. 

ROOSTERS HOLDEN CUP SQUAD WIN PREMIERSHIP

Holden Cup 2016 Grand Final Highlights

The Sydney Roosters Under 20s defy the odds to make a brilliant comeback over the Penrith Panthers and win the 2016 Holden Cup Grand Final.

BONUS MOMENT: Joseph Manu's first RoostersTV interview

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STEGGLES TRY OF THE YEAR

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Latrell Mitchell finishes off a determined 5th tackle play to claim his first Steggles Try of the year.

After losing a number of games by a close margin in 2016, 2017 would see a turn in the tide for the Sydney Roosters. STAY TUNED!