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Round 3 - Saturday 23rd March @ 07:30pm
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Round 3 - Saturday 23rd March @ 07:30pm
ROOSTERS vs. BRONCOS
Allianz Stadium
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H-T: 4
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FULLTIME - all over at Allianz and the Roosters have held on for a dour and uninspiring 8-0 win over Brisbane.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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Roosters force a dropout from the Broncos - amazingly with just 120 seconds left it's the first time they've done so tonight.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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Roosters with a scrum on halfway.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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Roosters clumsily get out of the in-goal, Mitchell Pearce diving into the field of play after turning Ben Hannant inside out.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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Maloney knocks the ball down while the Broncos are in possession. Brisbane scrum 10m out from the Roosters line.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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Broncos last tackle option is a grubber which beats Lachlan Maranta to the dead ball line. Roosters 20m restart.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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Both teams looking considerably tired, Roosters have been forced to do lots of defence but the Broncos attack has looked pedestrian at best... and that's being nice.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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Roosters now after absorbing so much pressure are on the Broncos line.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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Jennings breaks down the touchline - he looks to find a man outside him but finds the touchline instead. Broncos scrum.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Penalty goal attempt by James Maloney successful.
A penalty goal for Maloney pushes the lead beyond a converted try. Dour game so far.
Sydney Roosters 8-0

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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Roosters continue to gift Broncos chances near their own line. Scrum 30m out for the visitors.

Sydney Roosters 6-0

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More ball in dangerous territory, but Brisbane are sorely lacking attack options on both sides of the ruck. Tuivasa-Sheck with the ball now and the Roosters work it off their own line.

Sydney Roosters 6-0

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Broncos with several sets approaching the Roosters line.

Sydney Roosters 6-0

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And we're back underway at Allianz.

Sydney Roosters 6-0

HALFTIME at Allianz. Roosters have a slender 6-0 lead.

Sydney Roosters 6-0

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Broncos with a scrum on the Roosters 20m inside the last sixty seconds of the first half. Late chance for them to even the ledger.

Sydney Roosters 6-0

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Roosters spill it on the last near the Broncos line. Handover.

Sydney Roosters 6-0

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Roosters on the attack again, Brisbane really falling off the pace at the moment.

Sydney Roosters 6-0

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TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by James Maloney. Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.
Touch and go from SBW on an offload that looked slightly forward, but Maloney darts through regardless and it's the Roosters with first points.
Sydney Roosters 6-0

Sydney Roosters 6-0

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Scott Prince puts it out on the full, terrible kick. Roosters scrum ten short of halfway.

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Broncos penalised as the Roosters work it off their own 20m line. Lots of back-and-forward play, neither side able to apply the finishing touches tonight yet.

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Roosters heavy on the attack, last tackle kick is too big, Josh Hoffman fields it easily.

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Scott Prince line wide open after a fantastic Corey Norman offload... but it bounces off his chest. No luck there.

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Penalty Broncos, a high tackle ruled against the Roosters on a chase.

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Broncos penalised for obstruction 10m from the Roosters line. Relieving for the Tricolours.

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Roosters error, Broncos with a scrum. Ball finds its way into touch off a Roosters hand two tackles later, Broncos scrum again.

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Roosters throw one too many loose passes, and Jack Reed redeems his side and picks it up.

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Jack Reed loses the ball after several niggles and pushes from the Nuuasuala in the tackle... it should be a penalty but no luck, despite Thaiday protesting to Brett Suttor. Roosters scrum.

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Broncos look dangerous... Maranta scores in the corner but it's called back for a forward pass from Corey Norman. Roosters scrum 12m from their own line.

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Good kick forces Tuivasa-Sheck to be tackled in-goal. Roosters to drop it out.

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A second penalty for Brisbane, this time Waerea-Hargreaves letting his hands wander in the tackle. Broncos on the Roosters line...

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Broncos get the first penalty, Williams laying around in the ruck.

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We are UNDERWAY at Allianz! Roosters with it first, running left to right on your live update screen.

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Roosters in their traditional navy strip, Brisbane Broncos wearing that garish yellow number with maroon shorts. Teams about to roll out onto Allianz!

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Both these teams with 1-1 records after two rounds - this should be a great game. In TEAM NEWS - Roosters are as per program, while the Broncos lose Justin Hodges. David Stagg comes off the bench to start in the centres, while Dunamis Lui takes Stagg's place on the bench.

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Referees: Gerard Sutton, Brett Suttor

Touch Judges: Steve Carrall, Matt Noyen

Video Referee: Paul Simpkins, Matt Rodwell

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (8)
Tries: James Maloney
Field Goals:
Conversions: James Maloney (1/1)
Penalty Goals: James Maloney (1/1)

BRISBANE BRONCOS (0)
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Field Goals:
Conversions:
Penalty Goals:



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