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Best Moments of 2021: Round 1 Record Breaker

Season 2021 will certainly live long in the memories of the Roosters faithful with so many moments that stood out in what was truly a unique year in Club history.

We've gone through the memory bank and selected ten of the best moments from the year in chronological order. 

First up is our record-breaking victory in Round 1!

The Sydney Roosters' season began with a crushing 46-4 victory over the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in their first-round match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

On a sun-kissed Saturday afternoon on the hallowed turf, the Red, White and Blue immediately made their intentions for the season clear with a dominant nine-tries-to-one performance.

It took only two minutes for mercurial fullback James Tedesco to stamp his mark, soaring above to score the first try of the Roosters' season, and while Manly hit back with a four-pointer of their own it was all one-way traffic from then on. 

Round 1 Match Highlights: Roosters v Sea Eagles

Barnstorming second rower Sitili Tupouniua barged over to score soon after, while Tedesco bagged another before Brett Morris touched down for two equally impressive tries before half-time to steer the side to a commanding 26-4 lead at the break. 

Tedesco and Morris completed their hat-tricks midway through the second half, with the veteran winger racing away to score after taking an 80-metre intercept to put the result beyond doubt.

Angus Crichton crashed over late in the contest, before Josh Morris added his name to the scoresheet with his 150th career try as the Roosters completed the Club's biggest-ever Round 1 winning margin in Club history. 


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