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Juniors Report Round 1: New Season Kicks Off

The Sydney Roosters Junior Reps have kicked off their seasons, with plenty of positive results coming from an exciting weekend of action.

The Central Coast Roosters Harold Matthews, Laurie Daley Cup and Andrew Johns Cup sides also got their respective seasons underway on the weekend.

Harold Matthews | Roosters Campaign Off To Perfect Start

Sydney Roosters 20-14 Parramatta Eels

The Sydney Roosters Harold Matthews squad kicked off the Junior Rep campaign in style on Saturday morning, opening proceedings with a 20-14 win over Parramatta.

With only 30% of first half possession, the team went into the sheds at 10-all after a mighty defensive effort.

A fantastic individual performance from Cameron Mackenzie put the Roosters in control of the game, with his two tries seeing the Roosters through for an impressive first up win.

Harold Matthews | Central Coast Roosters Go Down In Tight Encounter

Central Coast Roosters 28-30 Canberra Raiders

A double to Samisoni Talakai wasn't enough to save the Central Coast Roosters, going down 30-28 in an entertaining affair at Morry Breen Oval.

Canberra were quicker off the front foot, racing to a 20-12 half-time lead.

The Roosters fought hard after the break, winning the second half but ultimately falling just short of a memorable victory.

Tarsha Gale | Reigning Premiers Crush Eels 

Sydney Roosters Indigenous Academy 24-4 Parramatta Eels

The Sydney Roosters Indigenous Academy picked up their season right where they left off in 2022, running away with a 24-4 win over Parramatta.

The Roosters dominated from the moment the game kicked off, with Paige Lowe and Brooke Talataina crossing early.

The Eels hit back through Alysha Bell, before a brace of tries to captain Ally Bullman secured the result for the Roosters.

SG Ball | Roosters Fall Short In 50-Point Thriller

Sydney Roosters 22-28 Parramatta Eels

The Sydney Roosters ultimately couldn't get a stirring comeback over the line as they fell just one try short of overcoming the Eels in Wyong.

After falling 16-0 behind early, a double to winger Kade Maguire saw the Roosters rally and leave the game delicately poised at 20-18 heading into the final stages.

The two teams traded tries over the reminder of the contest, with the Eels eventually coming out on top.

Andrew Johns Cup | Colts Too Good For Central Coast

Central Coast Roosters 14-32 Monaro Colts

A slow start cost the Central Coast Roosters in their opening game of the Andrew Johns Cup campaign, going down 32-14 to the Monaro Colts in Canberra.

Winger Tali Kolofale picked up two second half tries for the Roosters in a much improved effort after the side went into the sheds 20-0 down.

Fullback Jai Callaghan picked up the side's other four pointer.

Laurie Daley Cup | Impressive Roosters Ease Past Monaro

Central Coast Roosters 30-18 Monaro Colts

In Sunday's second game, the Laurie Daley Cup side got their campaign off to the perfect start with a 30-18 win over Monaro.

The side raced out of the blocks early in a high-scoring first half, with exciting centre Xavier Taurerewa-Yucel grabbing a double and giving the Roosters a 26-12 lead at the break.

Winger Noah Owens completed his brace in a much more subdued second half, which saw his side run away with a 12-point Round 1 win.

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.