Here's a glance at how this week in history looked for the Sydney Roosters over the last three decades.
2001: The Sydney Roosters re-sign coach Graham Murray until the end of the 2003 season.
2003: Friction between Cronulla coach Chris Anderson and Sydney Roosters coach Ricky Stuart continues after a provocative article, written by Anderson, is published in the Sunday Telegraph. Stuart has the last laugh when the Roosters score an emphatic 40-20 victory at Toyota Park.
2002: Sydney Roosters centre Ryan Cross suffers medial and cruciate ligament damage in his team’s 28-22 loss to the Northern Eagles at Brookvale Oval.
2017: The Sydney Roosters appoint Joe Kelly as the club’s new CEO.
1991: Terry Hill signs a three-year contract with Eastern Suburbs.
2008: Sydney Roosters fullback Anthony Minichiello is advised to stand down with the recurrence of a back injury that had limited him to 20 NRL games since 2005.
2016: A stunning 80-minute performance by Sydney Roosters’ prop Dylan Napa is hailed as one of the finest front-rower’s displays in years as he leads the Roosters to their first win of the season – a 17-10 defeat of South Sydney at ANZ Stadium.
1993: Souths and Easts play the first match on Good Friday at the Sydney Football Stadium.
2002: Roosters’ coach Ricky Stuart describes his team’s injury crisis as ‘the most horrific injury toll suffered by the club in its 95-year history’. Stuart expected 15 players to be unavailable for his team’s next match.
2000: Sydney Roosters fullback Richie Barnett is named captain of New Zealand’s team for the Anzac Test.
1999: The Sun Herald reports that Manly are pushing for a joint venture with Sydney City.
2002: Sydney Roosters utility Craig Wing re-signs with the club for a further three seasons.
2012: Sydney Roosters forward Jared Waerea-Hargreaves ignores interest from rival NRL clubs and Waratahs Super 15 rugby franchise to re-sign with the club until the end of 2015.
2016: The three major tenants of Allianz Stadium, the Sydney Roosters, the NSW Waratahs and Sydney FC issue a joint statement to reject plans to bulldoze the venue in favour of a new $1 billion facility at Moore Park.
2016: The Sydney Roosters re-sign back-rower Isaac Liu until the end of the 2018 season.
2007: Rookie halfback Mitchell Pearce re-signs with the Sydney Roosters until the end of the 2010 season.
2012: The Sydney Morning Herald reports that powerful Sydney clubs Sydney Roosters, St George Illawarra, Canterbury, Wests Tigers and South Sydney have formed a coalition to “combine ideas and resources to raise attendances and ensure they are more financially viable into the future”.
2013: In his first encounter with Canterbury since he walked out on the club in 2008, Sonny Bill Williams helps guide the Sydney Roosters to a commanding 38-0 victory at Allianz Stadium. Williams throws a sublime pass for the first try and scores two himself as the Roosters consign the 2012 grand finalists to a 1-5 record.