Roosters win Foundation Cup for second year

The Sydney Roosters have retained the second annual Foundation Cup after triumphing 34-28 over the Wests Tigers on Saturday night at the Sydney Football Stadium.

The Roosters stole victory in front of a 15, 197 strong crowd after Anthony Tupou crashed over for the match winner in the 78th minute.

Man of the match Mitchell Pearce set up the final attack pulling off a brilliant 40/20 kick from a tight angle.

There was early drama in the match when captain Craig Fitzgibbon went off the field left in a daze after he copped a solid knock to his head, not returning for the rest of the game.

The loudest cheers of the opening exchanges were reserved for Willie Mason