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Mitchell Aubusson scores against the Dragons in the annual Anzac Day clash.

Here's a glance at how this week in history looked for the Sydney Roosters over the last three decades.

April 13

1999: Sydney City prop Quentin Pongia is named captain of New Zealand for the Anzac Test match.

Quentin Pongia takes a hit-up against the North Sydney Bears.
Quentin Pongia takes a hit-up against the North Sydney Bears.

2001: The Sydney Roosters edge out Brisbane 20-18 at the Sydney Football Stadium in a rematch of the 2000 grand final.

April 14

1991: The game’s ‘unluckiest player, Eastern Suburbs’ Brett Papworth is injured yet again in a match at Newcastle. He sustains ligament damage in his right knee and is ruled out for the season.

2003: The Sydney Roosters re-sign second-rower Craig Fitzgibbon.

Craig Fitzgibbon played ten seasons with the Sydney Roosters.
Craig Fitzgibbon played ten seasons with the Sydney Roosters.

April 15

2005: The Sydney Roosters are undeterred by the dismissal of prop Adrian Morley for a high tackle on winger Matt Utai and proceed to down the Bulldogs 29-16 in the grand final rematch at Telstra Stadium. Morley later escapes a charge from the video review committee.

Adrian Morley takes a hit-up against the Bulldogs.
Adrian Morley takes a hit-up against the Bulldogs.

April 17

2013: Sydney Roosters back-rower Mitch Aubusson re-signs with the club for a further three seasons.

Mitchell Aubusson scores against the Dragons in the annual Anzac Day clash.
Mitchell Aubusson scores against the Dragons in the annual Anzac Day clash.

2018: St George Illawarra and the Sydney Roosters agree to play their annual Anzac Day clash at the Sydney Cricket Ground until 2021 while Allianz Stadium is rebuilt.

April 18

2003: Sydney Roosters coach Ricky Stuart rates Brad Fittler the best captain he has been involved with after the 31-year-old inspires a 27-20 win over Brisbane at Aussie Stadium in his 100th win as Roosters’ leader. ‘When the game’s there to be won he leads by example. At training he’s like another coach,’ Stuart said.

Brad Fittler and Anthony Minichiello against the Newcastle Knights in 2003.
Brad Fittler and Anthony Minichiello against the Newcastle Knights in 2003.

2015: The Sydney Roosters slump to a third consecutive defeat when they fall 17-16 to Melbourne in a match of outstanding quality at AAMI Park.

April 19

2001: Eric Grothe junior signs a three-year performance-based contract with the Sydney Roosters.

2005: Sydney Roosters coach Ricky Stuart is reprimanded by the NRL but escapes a fine for criticising referee Paul Simpkins following the dismissal of Adrian Morley. 

2015: Statistics published by the Daily Telegraph reveal that the Sydney Roosters have not won a penalty count in 13 consecutive matches. Even more alarmingly the stats show that every team in the NRL concedes fewer penalties to the Roosters than any other team. NRL officials decline to comment on the figures.

2018: The Sydney Roosters produce a monumental defensive effort to deny Canterbury in the lowest-scoring game of the season at ANZ Stadium. The Roosters win 6-0.

Match Highlights | Round 7

2019: Latrell Mitchell boots the Sydney Roosters to a golden point victory over Melbourne at AAMI Park with a stunning 38-metre field goal. The Roosters withstand a Storm fightback from 20-0 down to win 21-20 in a match of dazzling quality.

Highlights | Storm v Roosters

This article contains information from the official records of NRL historian David Middleton.