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Seniors Report Round 9: Mixed Results for Bears and Roosters

It was a case of one win, one loss and one draw for the Club's Senior Pathways teams this week, with the North Sydney Bears defeated at home, the Jersey Flegg side claiming another big win and the Central Coast Roosters finishing their Round 3 match in a stalemate. 

Late Charge Bests Bears in Frank Hyde Shield

Despite a hat-trick to winger Vuate Karawalevu, the North Sydney Bears were overrun by the Newtown Jets on Sunday afternoon 40-28 in a high-scoring contest for the Frank Hyde Shield at North Sydney Oval.

The red and black had their backs to the wall early as their opponents raced out to a 14-nil lead after seventeen minutes, but were able to regroup with a treble of their own as Renouf Atoni crossed before Karawalevu touched down for a brace.

With five minutes remaining in the first half, the Jets struck back to reclaim a 20-16 lead at the break, with both sides fighting tooth and nail throughout the opening half.

A barnstorming effort from prop Ben Thomas handed the locals the lead once again, before Karawalevu claimed his third to extend the Bears to a 28-20 advantage with the final half hour remaining, but the Jets surged with four tries in a fifteen-minute period to seal the result.

The North Sydney Bears will take on the Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles at North Sydney Oval on Saturday afternoon.


North Sydney Bears 28 (Vuate Karawalevu 3, Renouf Atoni, Ben Thomas tries; Tom Carr 4 goals) def by Newtown Jets 40


Roosters Continue Top of the Table Run in Jersey Flegg

The Sydney Roosters remain at the top of the table in the Jersey Flegg Cup after a 26-14 win over the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks on Sunday afternoon at Shark Park. 

It was a strong start from the Red, White and Blue as front rower Zac Montgomery opened the scoring in just the third minute before the Sharks hit back with two quick-fire tries of their own.

Not to be deterred, the young Roosters scored through centre Robert Toia to take a slender 10-8 lead going into the break.

A sin-bin might have seen the Tricolours down a man and down on the scoreboard, but the disadvantage in numbers mattered little as Jack Preston and Tevita Massima found themselves over the line soon after, sealing the result with ten minutes remaining. 

The Sydney Roosters Jersey Flegg side will enjoy the bye this week before hosting the Penrith Panthers at Leichhardt Oval in Round 11. 


Sydney Roosters 26 (Zac Montgomery, Robert Toia, Thomas Deakin, Jacob Preston, Tevita Masima tries; Jack Mossman 3 goals) def Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 14


Central Coast Roosters Share Spoils with Mounties 

The Central Coast Roosters and Mounties could not be split at fulltime in a 10-all draw at Morry Breen Oval on Saturday afternoon.

Hooker Shawden Burton opened the scoring in the seventh minute, and while the visitors replied soon after with a try to fullback Gayle Broughton, the Roosters took a slender 6-4 lead as they headed to the sheds.

The scoreline then extended to a converted try as winger Jazlyn Evans touched down, but crucial errors halted the Tricolours' momentum, and with both sides struggling to gain ascendency, it was a try to Mounties' Keely Davis in the shadows of fulltime that left the sides in a deadlock. 

The Central Coast Roosters will take on the North Sydney Bears at the NSWRL Centre of Excellence next Monday night. 


Central Coast Roosters 10 (Shawden Burton, Jazlyn Evans tries; Jessica Gentle goal) drew with Mounties 10

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.