While the Jersey Flegg squad were kicking off their season, the S.G. Ball squad were looking to continue their win streak and the Harold Matthews were looking for improvement
FLEGG KICK OFF WITH BANG
The premier under-20s competition in the NSWRL was back underway on Saturday as the Newcastle Knights played host to the Sydney Roosters at Cessnock Sports Ground.
The Knights scored the sole try of opening half through Patrick Achurch in the 16th minute, but it was the Roosters who quickly found their form after the break.
Koby Rugless scored the tricolours’ first of the afternoon at the 47-minute mark, followed by tries to Tukupa-Ke Hau Tapuha, Coby Thomas, Benjamin Mau and centre Jack Mossman.
Halfback Charlie Savala finished with 5/5 off the boot to see out the visitors’ 30-16 win.
S.G. BALL ROOSTERS FALL SHORT
In what was a slow and grinding game at SportsBet Stadium, the S.G. Ball Roosters lost their first match of 2020.
After starting the game strong with a try to Moala Graham-Taufa, the remainder of the match was scoreless for the Tricolours.
The Sharks hit back with tries to Kade Dykes and Harry Lester in the first half, then two penalty goals in the second half would ensure they got the win.
TOUGH AFTERNOON FOR MATTS
The Sydney Roosters took on the Cronulla Sharks (6-42) on Saturday afternoon, pushing through a tough game in Round six of the Harold Matthews Cup at Points Bet Stadium.
The home team didn’t waste any time, scoring the opening try within the first minute of the match.
After two unanswered tries from the Sharks, the Roosters responded with a try scored on the left wing by second rower Ethan Roberts and a conversion by halfback Brent Hawkins.
It was a fast paced first half with a strong and dominating home team, building up an advantage of 18 points (6-24).
Coming into the second half, it seemed like the Roosters’ confidence had evaporated, with many missed opportunities to score.
The Sharks didn’t stop, taking their advantage further to a 6-42 win on their home ground.