Full Time
80:00
6:00am Mon February 18, 2019
WCC - DW Stadium - Crowd: 21331
80min

And that's full time. A strong start from the Roosters sees them run out winners 20-8.

79min

Nat Butcher makes a line break for the Roosters, but gets stopped by some scrambling defense.

78min

Conversion: Roosters
Attempted by Siosiua Taukeiaho.

Siosiua Taukeiaho fails with the conversion attempt. Goal kicking has not been very good from both sides in this one.

Roosters lead Warriors 8 - 20 Roosters
77min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Daniel Tupou. Kick to come.

Keary kicks for Daniel Tupou, and it's on exactly the right spot. Tupou leaps above his opposite winger, and plants the ball in the corner.

Roosters lead Warriors 8 - 20 Roosters
75min

The Roosters have one of their best opportunities of the half now, starting a set only metres from the Warriors' line.

71min

Thomas Leuluai stabs a kick in behind looking for Gildart, but he loses the ball over the line. So close to a try...

69min

Williams kicks in behind the defensive line, and the Roosters again will bring the ball away from their own line. The Warriors defensive effort has definitely picked up.

68min

A poor end to the set, however, and the Roosters get a let off.

67min

The Warriors force a line drop out after a great kick chase.

66min

Conversion: Warriors
Attempted by Zak Hardaker.

Hardaker misses with the conversion attempt.

Roosters lead Warriors 8 - 16 Roosters
65min

Try: Warriors
Scored by Liam Marshall. Kick to come.

And it's a try! The long pass to the wing was low, but Liam Marshall manages to get his foot to the ball, trap it, pick it up and score just before going out over the sideline. Great play.

Roosters lead Warriors 8 - 16 Roosters
65min

The Warriors get their third set in a row here. They fire the ball out to the left edge, and we're going to the video referee for a possible try!

62min

Penalty Goal: Roosters
Kicked by Siosiua Taukeiaho.

Siosiua Taukeiaho has the distance, and the direction. The Roosters extend their lead by two.

Roosters lead Warriors 4 - 16 Roosters
60min

And now the Roosters gain a penalty. In an interesting move, they'll opt for the penalty goal from a long way out.

59min

The Warriors kick for the right corner, with Sean O'Loughlin spotting a massive gap on the edge, but the kick lands slightly off the mark.

59min

The Warriors kick for the right corner, with Sean O'Loughlin spotting a massive gap on the edge, but the kick lands slightly off the mark.

57min

The Warriors are starting to look really good, keeping the Roosters on the back foot, and drawing a few penalties. This time it's Nat Butcher penalised. To be honest, Nat Butcher looks absolutely gassed...

55min

Thomas Leuluai makes a half break, but he gets ankle tapped and brought down in a desperate attempt.

52min

Cronk throws a cut out pass to Ikuvalu in open space, but Joe Greenwood comes across and smashes Ikuvalu out over the sideline. Strong defence.

51min

But another mistake, with the Warriors shoved out over the sideline.

50min

Some good defence from the Warriors to protect their line on that set. The Roosters kick across field looking for Ikuvalu, but Liam Marshall does a great job in cleaning up.

49min

Hardaker takes a Cronk bomb and brings it to the ground, but heavy attention from Jake Friend forces a knock on. Big mistake, as the Roosters will now start a set from only ten metres out.

47min

The Warriors kick high towards the Roosters' line. Morris goes up for it, but Liam Farrell tackles him in mid air. Morris has injured his ankle or foot in the process, but he's back to his feet.

45min

Greenwood holds the ball up and tries to offload, but the ball drops low and a a try opportunity goes begging.

44min

Sean O'Loughlin pinches the ball from Jake Friend now, and then draws a penalty for his team. Lovely play.

43min

A little juggle from Tetevano, but he manages to hang on to the ball.

42min

A brilliant run from Dan Sarginson, sprinting down field, but there's no support there for him to offload. The Warriors are only metres from the Roosters' line.

41min

Back underway in the second half, and Wigan bring the ball away from their own line.

40min

The Warriors just look a bit outmatched at the moment. There have been some glimpses of what they can do, but realistically it'll take a huge effort from them in the second half to claw back this game.

40min

The last play of the half, and the Roosters throw the ball around looking for a gap in the defensive line, but there's none to be found. The Roosters go to the break leading 14-4.

39min

A penalty to the Roosters on their own try line, but there are only 30 seconds left in the half.

35min

On the last, Jake Friend thought he'd found a gap, but Sean O'Loughlin is up to the task and stops him a couple of metres short of the line.

34min

Keary kicks for Joseph Manu on the last, but the Warriors tap it dead. Line drop out.

33min

More easy metres for the Roosters after points, after the Warriors strip the ball in a 3 man tackle.

33min

Conversion: Roosters
Attempted by James Tedesco.

No bueno on the kick from Tedesco. In fact, it's one of the worst I've ever seen...

Roosters lead Warriors 4 - 14 Roosters
31min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Brett Morris. Kick to come.

Danger for Wigan, with the Roosters again sending the ball to their left edge, and just feeding the ball to Brett Morris to score in the corner... again.

Roosters lead Warriors 4 - 14 Roosters
29min

Some back to back erorrs from Wigan, putting themselves under defensive pressure deep in their own half.

25min

The Roosters kick high on the last, and Tom Davies takes a great catch under heavy attention from Brett Morris.

24min

Williams takes it upon himself to slow the play.

24min

The ball hits the deck, and George Williams picks it up and sprints down field, before being dragged down just before half way.

23min

Joe Greenwood gets up in Jared Waerea-Hargreaves face, and rocks him with a solid hit.

23min

Joe Greenwood gets up in Jared Waerea-Hargreaves face, and rocks him with a solid hit.

22min

An important set for the Warriors. They'll need to make some metres and try to string together some defensive sets.

21min

Conversion: Warriors
Attempted by Zak Hardaker.

Zak Hardaker misses with the conversion from the right sideline.

Roosters lead Warriors 4 - 10 Roosters
19min

Try: Warriors
Scored by Tom Davies. Kick to come.

Spoke too soon. Tom Davies dashes for the line in the right corner, after a lovely catch, draw and pass from his Oliver Gildart.

Roosters lead Warriors 4 - 10 Roosters
19min

Side to side from Wigan, but they don't really look likely to score points.

18min

Another penalty to Wigan, with Jake Friend getting tangled around the tackled player and just being in the ruck for too long.

18min

The Warriors have their best attacking set of the game now, as they start a set 20 metres from the Roosters line.

17min

The Warriors get the penalty, after a talking to from the referee for both captains.

17min

A bit of a scuffle now. And by scuffle, I mean 26 blokes running in and shoving each other around. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves flew in with a very late tackle on a player who had already passed the ball. The Warriors took offence, and a bit of push and shove broke out.

16min

The Warriors force a mistake from the Roosters, and will feed a scrum 20 metres from their own line.

15min

The Roosters get piggy backed by a penalty, and now will have a full set of six within the Warriors 10 metre line.

12min

A much better set from the Warriors this time, leading to a bomb at the end of it. The kick chase is strong, but Tedesco is up to the task.

9min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Siosiua Taukeiaho.

This time Taukeiaho makes no mistake with the kick, and the Roosters lead 10 nil.

Roosters lead Warriors 0 - 10 Roosters
7min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Brett Morris. Kick to come.

And now Morris has picked up his second! Two tries in less than ten minutes in the the tri colours. Pure strength from Morris there, muscling his way over the line under heavy attention from four defenders.

Roosters lead Warriors 0 - 8 Roosters
4min

A god set after points from the Roosters, and Cronk puts up a bomb that comes down metres from the Warriors' line.

4min

Conversion: Roosters
Attempted by Siosiua Taukeiaho.

Taukeiaho lines up the conversion attempt from almost the left sideline. A valiant attempt, but he pushes it just wide.

Roosters lead Warriors 0 - 4 Roosters
2min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Brett Morris. Kick to come.

We have the first try! After some brilliant play from Matt Ikuvalu, keeping the ball in play, the Roosters storm their way down field, before Brett Morris crosses in the corner. Some poor defence from Wigan there.

Roosters lead Warriors 0 - 4 Roosters
1min

Some strong defence from the Roosters in their first set, with the Warriors struggling to bring it out of their own half.

The Roosters have first use of the football.

And we're underway in the 25th World Club Challenge between the Wigan Warriors and the Sydney Roosters.

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Robert Hicks

Touch Judges: Richard Thompson, Tom Grant

Video Referee: Chris Kendall

WIGAN WARRIORS (8)
Tries: Tom Davies, Liam Marshall
Field Goals:
Conversions: Zak Hardaker (0/2)
Penalty Goals:

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (20)
Tries: Brett Morris (3), Daniel Tupou
Field Goals:
Conversions: Siosiua Taukeiaho (1/4)
Penalty Goals: Siosiua Taukeiaho (1/1)