This ANZAC Day we're honoured to share this 2015 piece by Andrew Ferguson.
Honouring Stan Carpenter...
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Friday 15 February 2008 The Sydney Roosters have taken on three group 2 teams at Port Macquarie Regional Stadium in the first trial game of 2008.
The Roosters played three 30 minute thirds with the first against the Dhunghutti Broncos.
The game was won convincingly with fitness and pace the key influence in the 48-0 score line. Shaun Foley, David Shillington, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Luke Towers and with Setaimata Sa and Riley Brown crossing twice. Shaun Foley converted six times.
The second 30 minutes was played against the Wauchope Wolves with Tevita Folau the first to cross. Albert Hopoate crossed for two tries with Stanley Waqa and Ben Jones also finding the line in the 22-0 win.
The Roosters played the Port Macquarie Sharks in the last 30 minutes and conceeded the first points of the game with 7 minutes to go. The team won 24-4 with Riley Brown again scoring two tries, and Albert Hopoate, Ben Cronin, Anthony Cherrington and Antonio Winterstein all scoring a try.
The 25 man squad all came away from the game injury free and better for the run.