Roosters shut down Broncos Charge

A vocal crowd of 23,991 at ANZ witnessed an in form Roosters side beating the home side by 28-18

The Broncos against the Roosters was always going to be a tough match, with the Roosters trying to cement their spot higher in the Top 8.

The Roosters had turned up to play, and had a very good first half, leading by 3 tries to 1 at the break, 18-6

The Broncos had never panicked, and as could have been predicted, tried to come back at the Roosters in the second half. But the Sydney Roosters had other ideas, and often playing some wild football, seemed to have everything going their way. A lot of unforced errors by the Broncos certainly helped their cause. Stand out players on the night were Fitzgibbon, Fittler and Hodges for the Roosters. Hodges (pictured), visiting ANZ for the first time since the second SOO, in which he had a horror night, certainly dispelled any misgivings he may have had since that night, and played brilliantly.Lockyer (Broncos) also had a very good game.

The Roosters, having their first win since Round 17, look set to go into the final few rounds ready to take on anyone.

7:30PM, Friday 09 August 2002 ANZ Stadium Referee: S Clark

Broncos 18 - Roosters 28

Brisbane Broncos (Tries: C Walker, Lockyer, Tate. Goals: De Vere 3/3)

Sydney Roosters (Tries: Cusack, Hodges, Minichiello, Fittler, Flannery. Goals: Fitzgibbon 4/5)