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A Decade To Celebrate | 2017

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.

On the back of a tough season in 2016, the Roosters hit back with a new attitude in 2017 thanks to improved youngsters and perfectly suited new recruits.

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

Captain Boyd Cordner draws the game winning penalty to lead his side to victory over the Cronulla Sharks.
Captain Boyd Cordner draws the game winning penalty to lead his side to victory over the Cronulla Sharks.

While there wasn't a great amount of changes to the Roosters squad in 2017, there were two key recruits that contributed to the impressive turnaround in success.

Luke Keary was named to replace Jackson Hastings in the vacant five-eighth position, while veteran fullback Michael Gordon was called in to help complete a new-look Tricolours spine. 

They would go on to win the first five games of the regular season, which is a completely opposite result to the start of their 2016 campaign. 

It was clear the Roosters were back in form and there was plenty to like about the young squad, even if there was the occasional teething issue.

To kick off 2017, the Roosters named an exciting squad to take to the NRL Downer Auckland Nines, which featured a perfect balance between youth and experience. 

That side would go on to win the Auckland Nines against the odds, and kick off the season on the right foot. 

There were a couple of strange scorelines throughout the year that went against the Roosters, but they went on to claim second place on the ladder and enter the NRL Finals on a winning streak. 

HIGHLIGHTS TO CELEBRATE

ANZAC DAY: Pearce ices Anzac Day

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Following an intense and emotional 80 minutes of football on Anzac Day, the contest found its way into Golden Point.

Mitchell Pearce iced the victory with a stunning field goal that will remain in NRL highlights for years to come. 

ROUND 16: Pearce steals Adelaide showdown

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In a match that saw the Roosters in desperate need of a late comeback, they would take the game to Golden Point against the Melbourne Storm after a determined ten minutes of play.

On a short turnaround after State Of Origin duties, Mitchell Pearce kicked the game winning field goal to put the Roosters in front and steal a victory at Adelaide Oval

Round 25: Cordner draws a late penalty

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The Roosters were in the midst of a losing streak against the Cronulla Sharks, and the scores were locked in the closing minutes while Luke Keary was in the sin bin.

An inspirational run followed by a quick play-the-ball from the Captain saw Michael Gordon take the two and the Tricolours earn a victory.

STEGGLES TRY OF THE YEAR

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Latrell Mitchell earns his second consecutive Steggles Try of the year after this MONSTER EFFORT to steal a Qualifying Final against the Brisbane Broncos.

While the Roosters fell one game short of a Grand Final in 2017, they would take two steps forward in 2018. STAY. TUNED!