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Seniors Report Round 8: Roosters Down Dragons

One point was all the difference between the Sydney Roosters and St George Illawarra Dragons in the NSW Cup, while the Jersey Flegg Cup side were downed in a high-scoring affair. 


NSW Cup | Field Goal Sinks Dragons in 'Gong

Sydney Roosters 19 def St George Illawarra Dragons 18

NSW Cup Round 8 Highlights: Roosters vs Dragons

A field goal in the 76th minute proved to be the difference maker in the Sydney Roosters' clash against the St George Illawarra Dragons at Collegians Sporting Complex in Wollongong on Saturday afternoon.

The Roosters began proceedings in style with centre Ethan Clark-Wood flying high to score from a bomb early on, however, the side found themselves well behind at the break 18-4 with their opponents running in three unanswered tries. 

The second stanza began in familiar fashion with a scheming run from Zach Dockar-Clay, which helped set up fill-in five-eighth Jake Elliott to swerve through and reach out over the line.

A looping pass from dummy-half then landed in the arms of English import Lewis Murphy, who sliced his way through to touch down, with a penalty goal to Elliott levelling the scores with just under fifteen remaining. 

Elliott then proved to be the hero of the day, icing the come-from-behind victory with a calmly slotted field goal from 33 metres out, with the Roosters running out winners 19-18.

The Sydney Roosters NSW Cup side will face the North Sydney Bears at North Sydney Oval this Sunday afternoon in their Round 9 clash.

Jersey Flegg Cup | Roosters Run Down

Sydney Roosters 24 def by St George Illawarra Dragons 30

It was a second half to forget for the Sydney Roosters Jersey Flegg Cup side, who were run down in a high-scoring affair, 30 points to 24 against the St George Illawarra Dragons at Collegians Sporting Complex in Wollongong. 

The Tricolours got on the board just three minutes in thanks to centre Josh Durkin, before backrower Tyler Essex touched down just after the quarter mark for a handy 12-nil lead.

St George Illawarra hit back after half an hour, but it was fellow centre Noah Goodman who struck soon after to give his side a handy 18-6 lead at the break. 

Hooker Alan Holten replied in kind five minutes upon resumption, however, the second half was all St George Illawarra, with the Roosters unable to hold off a comeback from the home side.

The Sydney Roosters Jersey Flegg Cup side will travel down to Melbourne in Round 9 when they take on the Melbourne Storm at Seabrook Reserve in Broadmeadows on Saturday afternoon.

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.