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Round 16 - Monday 1st July @ 07:00pm
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L: 3
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Round 16 - Monday 1st July @ 07:00pm
ROOSTERS vs. SEA EAGLES
Allianz Stadium
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L: 4
H-T: 8
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Fulltime at Allianz Stadium and the Roosters have hung on to beat Manly 18-12.

Sydney Roosters 18-12

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Stewart puts the ball down in the tackle and the Roosters will hang on.

Sydney Roosters 18-12

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Pearce's kick is charged down before Guerra puts boot to ball. Manly on the halfway.

Sydney Roosters 18-12

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Cherry-Evans puts up a hail Mary bomb which is taken well by Minichiello.

Sydney Roosters 18-12

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TRY MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES
Scored by George Rose. Conversion attempt by Jamie Lyon successful.

Big Georgey Rose charges onto a flat pass from Ballin and Lyon adds the extras quickly to close the gap to a converted try. Big finish coming up!

Sydney Roosters 18-12

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PENALTY Manly. Roosters with hands on the ball.

Sydney Roosters 18-6

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PENALTY Manly. Roosters not square at marker.

Sydney Roosters 18-6

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Scrappy play from the Eagles but the Roosters knock on first. Double knock on, Manly scrum.

Sydney Roosters 18-6

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Pearce kicks into the legs of Cherry-Evans who dives on the loose ball.

Sydney Roosters 18-6

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PENALTY Roosters. Manly bundle Aubusson into touch after being told to leave the player before Stewart is marched another 10 for back chat.

Sydney Roosters 18-6

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TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Michael Jennings. Conversion attempt by Boyd Cordner unsuccessful.

Jennings scores out wide to make it very difficult for the Eagles! Pearce found Sonny Bill who took the line on, drew in Williams before passing to Jennings to cross untouched in the corner. Cordner again can't add the extras.

Sydney Roosters 18-6

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PENALTY Roosters. Two man strip.

Sydney Roosters 14-6

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Manly come up with the dropped ball through Buhrer but in back play Michael Jennings is in trouble with what looks an ankle complaint.

Sydney Roosters 14-6

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Pearce grubbers on tackle 5 and Stewart picks up the ball in front of his own posts.

Sydney Roosters 14-6

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PENALTY Roosters. Kite is ruled to have come in and sparked the melee where no punches were thrown. Roosters on the attack.

Sydney Roosters 14-6

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The natives are getting restless with Brent Kite overreacting to a tap on the head from JWH on Watmough.

Sydney Roosters 14-6

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Scrappy play from the Eagles and the Roosters have possession.

Sydney Roosters 14-6

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PENALTY Manly. No try. Nuuausala is ruled to have obstructed Kite in attempting to make the tackle on Pearce.

Sydney Roosters 14-6

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Roosters try.

Sydney Roosters 14-6

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Stewart puts the ball down in the contest with Minichiello after Pearce's bomb.

Sydney Roosters 14-6

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Stewart chips over the top but the ball goes into the arms of Minichiello.

Sydney Roosters 14-6

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Nuuausala tries to offload to Minchiello who puts the ball down. Manly ball.

Sydney Roosters 14-6

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Penalty goal attempt by Boyd Cordner successful.

Cordner finally adds the two after three previous misses and the home side go out by more than a converted try.

Sydney Roosters 14-6

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The video referee has had a look at the tackle and Horo is placed on report and the penalty is awarded.

Sydney Roosters 12-6

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JWH is pulled down by Horo around the collar and loses possession. Manly scrum.

Sydney Roosters 12-6

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Minichiello grubbers into the in-goal before Watmough is bundled into touch. Manly dropout.

Sydney Roosters 12-6

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No try. JWH is ruled held up.

Sydney Roosters 12-6

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Roosters try.

Sydney Roosters 12-6

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Stewart loses possession in a big hit. Roosters back on the attack.

Sydney Roosters 12-6

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Taufua hits the deck after going down the sideline. Tupou can't put him over the sideline.

Sydney Roosters 12-6

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TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Michael Jennings. Conversion attempt by Mitchell Pearce unsuccessful.

Jennings responds for the Roosters! They ran the ball down the left side with Sonny Bill delivering a great cut-out ball to put Jennings away. He drew the winger to send Tupou down the sideline before he found his centre back on the inside to score. Pearce this time can't convert.

Sydney Roosters 12-6

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Taufua kicks back inside for Stewart but Minichiello comes up with brilliant hands to scoop up the ball.

Sydney Roosters 8-6

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Manly muscling up in defence and the Roosters struggling to get off their own line.

Sydney Roosters 8-6

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Injury report from the sheds - Hasson will head to hospital with bleeding behind his eye. Tuivasa-Sheck won't be back due to concussion and a decision hasn't been made on whether Mortimer will return.

Sydney Roosters 8-6

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Injury report from the sheds - Hasson will head to hospital with bleeding behind his eye. Tuivasa-Sheck won't be back due to concussion and a decision hasn't been made on whether Mortimer will return.

Sydney Roosters 8-6

48

TRY MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES
Scored by Jamie Lyon. Conversion attempt by Jamie Lyon successful.

Lyon scores out wide for the Eagles, carrying Tupou and Kenny-Dowall over the line after a play involving both Stewart brothers puts the centre across. Lyon adds the extras from the sideline.

Sydney Roosters 8-6

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Manly try.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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Kenny-Dowall has the ball punched out by Watmough and the Eagles have possession 40m from the Roosters line.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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Cordner tries to reach out and bang the ball down but Watmough comes up with a trysaver. Manly ball.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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PENALTY Roosters. Buhrer not square at marker.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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Minchiello takes Cherry-Evans bomb well and the Roosters work the ball off their own line.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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Cherry-Evans throws a pass into the head of Horo and into the arms of Minichiello.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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Play restarts with a Manly scrum.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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Both players assisted from the field with Tuivasa-Sheck rubbery-legged.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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Tuivasa-Sheck and Hasson come together and collect each others heads in a sickening collision. Both players in the hands of the trainers.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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Cherry-Evans kicks on the last and Minichiello grabs possession in front of his own sticks.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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Second half action underway. Manly with possession.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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Halftime at Allianz and the Roosters lead 8-0.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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No try. Buhrer knocks on as the siren sounds for halftime after a great try-saving tackle from Aidan Guerra preserves the home side's eight-point lead.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Manly try.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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Brenton Lawrence charges back into the Roosters defence before Mortimer is sandwiched between Lawrence and Liu. Mortimer helped from the field.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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Lyon kicks on the last and Minichiello is bundled back into the in-goal. Roosters dropout.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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Aubusson has the ball knocked out by Matai attempting to make the tackle despite replays suggesting the Manly centre had gotten away with one. Eagles scrum.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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Brett Stewart knocks on with the line wide open! Buhrer tried to pass on the outside but Tupou batted the ball back into the arms of Stewart who put it down. Roosters scrum.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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Sonny Bill throws a speculator over the top intended for Tupou who had come inside looking for the ball. Eagles scrum.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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The Roosters race away downfield through Williams before he bombs a certain try. Stewart did well at the back to hold off for as long as possible before Williams' pass to Jennings was spilt by the centre. Eagles scrum.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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PENALTY Roosters. Taufua takes Tuivasa-Sheck's legs out from underneath him while contesting for the ball.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Jake Friend. Conversion attempt by Boyd Cordner unsuccessful.

Jake Friend scores a scintillating solo try! Picking the ball up from dummy half, the little hooker took advantage of the one marker, threw a dummy on the outside and darted in behind the play-the-ball before sliding over out wide. Cordner again can't add the extras.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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Cherry-Evans kicks along the ground for Stewart but the ball goes dead. Roosters 20m restart.

Sydney Roosters 4-0

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PENALTY Eagles. Lyon tries to get up quick but Jennings prevents that. Eagles on the attack.

Sydney Roosters 4-0

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PENALTY Eagles. Taufua ruled to have had the ball stolen in a two-man tackle.

Sydney Roosters 4-0

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Pearce tries to put the ball in the in-goal but Stewart comes up with a great piece of play.

Sydney Roosters 4-0

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PENALTY Roosters. Cherry-Evans and Watmough ruled to have put O'Donnell in a dangerous position.

Sydney Roosters 4-0

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PENALTY Roosters. The home faithful can be thanked for that with the Eagles caught offside.

Sydney Roosters 4-0

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Cherry-Evans tries to put the ball into the ingoal but Pearce scoops up the ball.

Sydney Roosters 4-0

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PENALTY Eagles. Roosters offside.

Sydney Roosters 4-0

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Tuivasa-Sheck is wrapped up on the last tackle by Taufua. Manly ball.

Sydney Roosters 4-0

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Kite comes up with an error and the Roosters remarkably repel the Eagles for 8 successive sets and will feed the scrum.

Sydney Roosters 4-0

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Cherry-Evans kicks towards the wing of Tuivasa-Sheck who bats the ball backwards but Pearce bats it dead. Roosters dropout.

Sydney Roosters 4-0

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PENALTY Eagles. Watmough fights to get up quick and loses the ball but there was a hand there.

Sydney Roosters 4-0

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Ballin again involved out of dummy half. Forces a dropout with a great kick which is forced by Pearce.

Sydney Roosters 4-0

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Ballin again kicks out of dummy half and puts the ball in the in-goal. Jennings bats it dead. Roosters dropout.

Sydney Roosters 4-0

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Cherry-Evans tries to put Matai through on the outside of Kenny-Dowall but the Roosters centre can't get a handle on the ball. Manly scrum.

Sydney Roosters 4-0

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Sweeping play from the Eagles to the left side and Stewart's pass is knocked on by Tuivasa-Sheck and goes in touch. Manly scrum.

Sydney Roosters 4-0

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PENALTY Eagles. O'Donnell gets tangled up and stops the quick play the ball.

Sydney Roosters 4-0

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40/20 MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES
Matt Ballin kicks a 40/20.

Ballin kicks out of dummy half and despite Minichiello's best efforts he can't stop the ball going in touch. Eagles scrum 10m out.

Sydney Roosters 4-0

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Pearce goes to the air but Stewart comes up with a good catch.

Sydney Roosters 4-0

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TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Roger Tuivasa-Sheck. Conversion attempt by Boyd Cordner unsuccessful.

Tuivasa-Sheck opens the scoring for the Roosters! Lovely hands down the right side puts the winger over in the corner. Williams, Pearce and Minichiello combine to put Kenny-Dowell on the outside of Matai before he passed to Roger who dived over. Cordner can't add the extras from the sideline.

Sydney Roosters 4-0

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Friend grubbers into the in-goal from dummy half and Stewart is tackled. Eagles dropout.

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PENALTY Roosters. Too slow the play the ball.

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Ballin kicks out of dummy half and finds touch 10m from the Roosters line. Roosters scrum.

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Pearce kicks on the last tackle straight down the throat of Stewart.

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We're underway!

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Jamie Lyon takes the Eagles out onto Allianz and they head to the southern end of the ground where they will kick off.

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Fulltime in the Holden Cup and the Roosters have run out comprehensive 34-6 victors over the Sea Eagles which consolidates their spot in the top four.

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In the Holden Cup, the Roosters hold a commanding 22-6 lead over the Eagles with 10 to go. First grade to kickoff at 7.05pm.

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TEAM CHANGES - Big news for the Sea Eagles with Brett Stewart returning, however Kieran Foran has been ruled out with a stomach virus. Tom Symonds will start the match at five-eighth and Peta Hiku returns to the bench.

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TEAM CHANGES for the Roosters - Sonny Bill Williams replaces James Maloney at five-eighth with Frank Paul Nuuausala to start in the second row. Isaac Liu comes onto the bench.

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Round 16 wraps up tonight from Allianz Stadium in Sydney with the Sydney Roosters tackling the Manly Sea Eagles. Victory for the Roosters will see them jump Melbourne into outright second spot while a win for the Eagles will put some breathing space between themselves and Gold Coast in fifth position. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves returns from suspension following his Round 9 send-off at Brookvale, adding further intrigue to this encounter.

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Roosters: 1. Anthony Minichiello 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Michael Jennings 4. Shaun Kenny-Dowall 5. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 12. Sonny Bill Williams 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. Jared Wearea-Hargreaves 9. Jake Friend 10. Luke O'Donnell 11. Mitchell Aubusson 15. Frank Paul Nuuausala 13. Boyd Cordner
Interchange: 14. Daniel Mortimer 16. Aidan Guerra 17. Sam Moa 18. Isaac Liu

Sea Eagles: 19. Brett Stewart 2. Jorge Taufua 3. Jamie Lyon (c) 4. Steve Matai 5. David Williams 15. Tom Symonds 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Brenton Lawrence 9. Matt Ballin 10. Brent Kite 11. Anthony Watmough 12. Justin Horo 13. Glenn Stewart
Interchange: 1. Pita Hiku 14. Jamie Buhrer 16. James Hasson 17. George Rose

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Referees: Matt Cecchin, Gavin Morris

Touch Judges: Steve Carrall, Nick Beashel

Video Referee: Jared Maxwell, Justin Morgan

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (18)
Tries: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Jake Friend, Michael Jennings (2)
Field Goals:
Conversions: Boyd Cordner (0/3), Mitchell Pearce (0/1)
Penalty Goals: Boyd Cordner (1/1)

MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES (12)
Tries: Jamie Lyon, George Rose
Field Goals:
Conversions: Jamie Lyon (2/2)
Penalty Goals:



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