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The Weeks That Made Us | April 27th

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

April 27

2014: Cronulla prop Andrew Fifita and Canberra forward Josh Papalii are omitted from the Australian team chosen to play against New Zealand in the Trans-Tasman Test on May 2. Gold Coast co-captain Nate Myles and Sydney Roosters forward Boyd Cordner are called into the squad.

Boyd Cordner represents the Kangaroos in 2014
Boyd Cordner represents the Kangaroos in 2014

2016: North Queensland fullback Lachlan Coote knocks back a lucrative offer from the Sydney Roosters to sign a two-year contract extension with the Cowboys. The Daily Telegraph claims Coote sacrificed $1.8 million to remain with the defending premiers.

April 28

2005: A Daily Telegraph investigation reveals that Sydney Roosters trainer Ron Palmer spent over 37 minutes on the field during the Roosters’ Anzac Day clash with St George Illawarra. Palmer escapes censure for his constant incursions, despite a strict set of NRL guidelines governing the role of trainers.

Trainer Ron Palmer sits with Assistant Coach Ron Palmer.
Trainer Ron Palmer sits with Assistant Coach Ron Palmer.

April 29

2006: The Sydney Roosters call on all their reserves of character to defeat North Queensland 22-18 at Dairy Farmers Stadium. Coach Ricky Stuart labels the win one of the finest in his time with the club.

April 30

2001: Sydney Roosters winger Anthony Minichiello is reported to be on standby for NSW rep Adam MacDougall, who is in doubt for the State of Origin opener with a hamstring strain.

2016: Halfback Mitchell Pearce returns from his eight-game suspension following his Australia Day indiscretion to lead the Roosters to a crushing 38-0 defeat of Newcastle at Allianz Stadium.

May 1 

2011: Lama Tasi makes a bruising debut against the Gold Coast Titans with a monstrous shot on Greg Bird.

Lama Tasi Makes Impact In Debut

May 2

2003: The Roosters recover from a disappointing Anzac Day loss the week prior to claim a dominant 44-12 win over the Parramatta Eels on enemy ground. 

2017: The Junior Kangaroos name Victor Radley on the interchange bench, and Roosters assistant coach Justin Holbrook is announced as the head coach of the side.

Acknowledgement of Country

Sydney Roosters respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.