THE Sydney Roosters capped a horror opening night for arch-rivals South Sydney with a stunning 34-20 NRL win at ANZ Stadium.
STAR Sydney Roosters recruit Willie Mason will start Friday night's NRL opening round blockbuster against South Sydney from the interchange bench.
ST George Illawarra claim Wests Tigers hooker Robbie Farah is up there as one of the biggest threats in the NRL.
PARRAMATTA officials say they have few issues with star halfback Tim Smith being intoxicated in the early hours of Saturday morning.
MANLY skipper Matt Orford has warned Sea Eagles fans that last year's beaten NRL grand finalists could be a little slow out of the blocks.