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2013 Finals Week 3 - Saturday 28th September @ 07:45pm
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2013 Finals Week 3 - Saturday 28th September @ 07:45pm
ROOSTERS vs. KNIGHTS
ANZ Stadium
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FULL TIME at Allianz Stadium has seen the Sydney Roosters advance to the 2013 NRL Grand Final as the Newcastle Knights were defeated 40-14.

Sydney Roosters 40-14

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TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Aidan Guerra. Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

Aidan Guerra bags his second try of the night as he charged over the goal line off a beautiful cut out pass from Mitchell Pearce. James Maloney slots the conversion to send the Sydney Roosters into the Grand Final

Sydney Roosters 40-14

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Aidan Guerra again bolting down the sideline, pass from SKD knocked down. Scrum Roosters

Sydney Roosters 34-14

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Last tackle change over as SKD drops the ball short of the goal line on the last tackle

Sydney Roosters 34-14

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UNFORCED ERROR NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Jeremy Smith makes an unforced error.

Jeremy Smith had the ball helped out by Mitchell Aubusson, scrum for the Roosters 20 metres off their line

Sydney Roosters 34-14

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Alex McKinnon with a shocker attempt at playing halfback, drops it on his toe and the Roosters collect the ball 10 metres off their goal line

Sydney Roosters 34-14

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Penalty to the Knights for the Roosters offside, the tap quick and the Knights just 5 metres out

Sydney Roosters 34-14

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ZERO TACKLE called for the Knights as the Roosters knocked down the pass. They attack 10 metres out

Sydney Roosters 34-14

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Jarrod Mullen with a chip kick on the 1st tackle from the scrum kicks over the Roosters and Anthony Minichiello forces the ball dead. Line drop out for the Knights

Sydney Roosters 34-14

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40/20 NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Jarrod Mullen kicks a 40/20.

Jarrod Mullen fires a kick downfield and it's a 40/20 which will give the Knights a scrum feed 20 metres out

Sydney Roosters 34-14

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TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Scored by Joseph Leilua. Conversion attempt by Tyrone Roberts successful.

Jarred Mullen with another bomb kick for Joseph Leilua sees him crash over the goal line and claim his second four-pointer in as many minutes. Roberts with the conversion attempt slots the extras

Sydney Roosters 34-14

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Joseph Leilua has cut back on the angle and dived over for the Knights first four-pointer thanks to a beautiful banana kick from Jarred Mullen. Roberts fails to convert

Sydney Roosters 34-8

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Sonny Bill Williams has been taken off the field by Roosters coach Robinson. Meanwhile Willie Mason is down after copping a head clash with teammate Beau Scott

Sydney Roosters 34-4

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TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Jake Friend. Conversion attempt by James Maloney unsuccessful.

Jake Friend has bolted 65 metres off a Knights error to go the distance with speed to dive over in the corner. The Sydney Roosters will advance to the Grand Final with this massive lead, which is extended by the kick from James Maloney

Sydney Roosters 34-4

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TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Mitchell Aubusson. Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

Mitchell Aubusson has been awarded his try as he dived in under the posts off a short inside pass from James Maloney. Jarred Mullen unable to stop the charging second rower from scoring. James Maloney with the conversion attempt extend the lead once again

Sydney Roosters 30-4

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58' VIDEO REFEREE for the Roosters, Mitchell Aubusson has crashed over off a Maloney pass. We are looking to see if Jarred Mullen saved the try at the death

Sydney Roosters 24-4

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TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Michael Jennings. Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

Michael Jennings backed himself and broke into the back field to sprint in for the Roosters 4th try of the night, some great pass from the centre. James Maloney with the conversion attempt successful

Sydney Roosters 24-4

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UNFORCED ERROR NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Akuila Uate makes an unforced error.

Akuila Uate over runs the play as Dane Gagai's pass is dropped. Scrum Roosters just shy of halfway

Sydney Roosters 18-4

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TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Aidan Guerra. Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

Aidan Guerra has finished off a beautiful 70 metre run from Daniel Tupou has he hit, spin and powered over the goal line for the Roosters third try of the match. James Maloney with the conversion attempt extends the lead

Sydney Roosters 18-4

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A shocking kick from Jarred Mullen gives possession easily over James Maloney for the Roosters 35 metres off their own goal line

Sydney Roosters 12-4

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Kick from Tyrone Roberts rolls dead, Anthony Minichiello watches it and the Roosters earn a 20 metre restart as a result

Sydney Roosters 12-4

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Second half is UNDERWAY at Allianz Stadium - Just FORTY MINUTES Remain for one of these clubs as the Roosters and Knights battle for a spot in the 2013 NRL Grand Final

Sydney Roosters 12-4

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HALF TIME at Allianz Stadium sees the Roosters lead the Newcastle Knights 12-4

Sydney Roosters 12-4

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Penalty goal attempt by Tyrone Roberts successful.

Tyrone Roberts nails the conversion of the penalty goal to close the gap to 8 points heading into the break at half time

Sydney Roosters 12-4

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Tyrone Roberts lining up a penalty goal from 30 metres out, 10 metres in from touch after a strip in the ruck

Sydney Roosters 12-2

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TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Michael Jennings. Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

Michael Jennings has finished off a questionable play from the Roosters which started with a forward pass from Sonny Bill Williams who linked with Mitchell Pearce who bolted down field. James Maloney with the conversion attempt adds the extras

Sydney Roosters 12-2

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TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Daniel Tupou. Conversion attempt by James Maloney unsuccessful.

Daniel Tupou has given the fans at Allianz Stadium and ariel display as he went flying over the Knights defence to plant the ball down off the kick from James Maloney. Maloney with the conversion from the eastern sideline from right in front of the Knights fans fails slots the conversion

Sydney Roosters 6-2

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UNFORCED ERROR NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Darius Boyd makes an unforced error.

Mistake from the Darius Boyd sees the ball back in the hands of the Roosters on halfway

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Forward pass ruled as the Roosters spread to Daniel Tupou. Scrum Knights on halfway as the Roosters attack is stopped again with a mistake

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Penalty goal attempt by Tyrone Roberts successful.

The Knights earn a penalty for the Roosters caught inside the 10 metres as they were back tracking from the Mullen line break. Tyrone Roberts with the penalty goal attempt was successful as he locked the game up

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ZERO TACKLE KNIGHTS! They are just 10 metres out after a great line break from Mullen as his floating pass is knocked forward by Michael Jennings

Sydney Roosters 2-0

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UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck makes an unforced error.

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck jumped for the kick off the boot off Mitchell Pearce and he knocked on before Shaun Kenny-Dowall grounded the ball. 20 metre tap for the Newcastle Knights

Sydney Roosters 2-0

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Shaun Kenny-Dowall is claiming a try, VIDEO REFEREE called on but Shayne Hayne says NO TRY. Looking at a possible knock on before he grounded the ball

Sydney Roosters 2-0

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UNFORCED ERROR NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Kevin Naiqama makes an unforced error.

Kevin Naiqama has dropped the ball in a two on one tackle and a scrum packs for the Roosters 25 metres out from the Knights goal line

Sydney Roosters 2-0

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Previous, Danny Buderus has been medi-cabbed off the park on a stretcher following the elbow contact from Jared Waerea-Hargreaves. Doesn't look like he will be back tonight, no penalty given for the contact

Sydney Roosters 2-0

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David Fa'alogo has been penalised for being offside from Jarred Mullen's kick and he came inside the 10 metres. Roosters march up to their own 40 metre line

Sydney Roosters 2-0

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Danny Buderus has been cleaned up and a penalty given to the Roosters. He doesn't look good as he took an elbow from Jared Waerea-Hargreaves

Sydney Roosters 2-0

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Kevin Naiqama has been given a penalty as Shaun Kenny-Dowall pulled him off the ball as he jumped for the catch off the kick on the last tackle.

Sydney Roosters 2-0

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UNFORCED ERROR NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Beau Scott makes an unforced error.

Beau Scott has the ball forced out as Michael Jennings pushed up hard in a tackle. Scrum packs for the Roosters on the eastern side 10 metres off their own goal line

Sydney Roosters 2-0

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Forward pass ruled as Mitchell Pearce was caught up short with SBW. Scrum Knights on halfway, a let off as the Roosters were rolling through the middle of the defence with Jake Friend

Sydney Roosters 2-0

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UNFORCED ERROR NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Tyrone Roberts makes an unforced error.

Tyrone Roberts juggles the ball as the Knights started running across the park. Scrum Roosters 15 metres off their own line

Sydney Roosters 2-0

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Jared Waerea-Hargreaves has been penalised for holding down in the ruck too long, Knights into the Roosters half and attack 30 metres out with the kick for line

Sydney Roosters 2-0

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Akuila Uate with a beautiful catch under pressure and earns a 20 metre tap.

Sydney Roosters 2-0

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Penalty to the Roosters for hands in the ruck after the tackle. SBW ran a massive obstruction off the ball but isn't penalised. Roosters march up inside the Knights half and attack 25 metres out

Sydney Roosters 2-0

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Penalty goal attempt by James Maloney successful.

James Maloney with the conversion attempt from right in front adds the penalty goal to open the scoring tonight

Sydney Roosters 2-0

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Jeremy Smith is ON REPORT and penalised for pushing James Maloney's face into turf after the tackle. Roosters taking the two points on offer from right in front

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Time off here with James Maloney struggling on the goal line. Some incredible Knights defence as Maloney went into a hole off a beautiful pass from Mitchell Pearce.

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Charging run from Anthony Minichiello put the Roosters on the front foot as he gained 35 metres off a line break. However, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves was caught with the ball on the last tackle. Incredible scrambling defence from the Knights on their goal line. Change over 10 metres for the Knights.

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FORWARD PASS ruled against the Roosters has Sonny Bill Williams offloaded away to Shaun Kenny-Dowall but his pass to Roger Tuivasa-Sheck was forward. Scrum packs for the Newcastle Knights on their own 10 metre line

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Danny Buderus penalised for taking the legs out of Mitchell Pearce as he kicked ahead on the last tackle. Sonny Bill Williams getting fired up early as Joseph Leilua had words with him.

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Jarrod Mullen fires a kick downfield to end the first set for the Knights. Roosters return back to the 20 metre line.

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The ground is pack, teams are out and we are UNDERWAY in this Preliminary Final as the Sydney Roosters kick off, Knights with first use!

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Welcome to LeagueUnlimited's LIVE coverage from Allianz Stadium as the Sydney Roosters host Newcastle Knights, it's a battle for the final spot in the 2013 Grand Final. The winner advances to the decider to battle the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles who last night eliminated the Rabbitohs.

TEAM NEWS: Newcastle – James McManus has been ruled out, Kevin Naiqama comes onto the wing in his place.

Roosters – Luke O'Donnell has withdrawn from the match due to injury, Dylan Napa comes onto the bench.

Roosters: 1. Anthony Minichiello (c) 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Michael Jennings 4. Shaun Kenny-Dowall 5. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 6. James Maloney 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Jake Friend 10. Sam Moa 11. Aidan Guerra 12. Sonny Bill Williams 13. Frank Paul Nuuausala
Interchange: 14. Daniel Mortimer 15. Mitchell Aubusson 16. Isaac Liu 18. Dylan Napa

Knights: 1. Darius Boyd 2. James McManus 4. Joey Leilua 3. Dane Gagai 5. Akuila Uate 6. Jarrod Mullen 7. Tyrone Roberts 8. David Fa'alogo 9. Danny Buderus 10. Willie Mason 11. Robbie Rochow 12. Beau Scott 13. Jeremy Smith
Interchange: 14. Matt Hilder 15. Chris Houston 16. Neville Costigan 17. Alex McKinnon

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Referees: Shayne Hayne, Ashley Klein

Touch Judges: Russell Turner, Nick Beashel

Video Referee: Bernard Sutton, Justin Morgan

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (40)
Tries: Daniel Tupou, Michael Jennings (2), Aidan Guerra (2), Mitchell Aubusson, Jake Friend
Field Goals:
Conversions: James Maloney (5/7)
Penalty Goals: James Maloney (1/1)

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (14)
Tries: Joseph Leilua (2)
Field Goals:
Conversions: Tyrone Roberts (1/2)
Penalty Goals: Tyrone Roberts (2/2)



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