Full Time
7:35pm Sat September 19, 2020
Round 19 - Sydney Cricket Ground - Crowd: 6398

FULL TIME at the SCG and the Roosters have taken a 34-18 victory over an injury hit Cronulla Sharks


Joey Manu is off for an early shower as Ben Cummins gives him 10 for being offside after the Roosters gave 4 set restarts away in quick succession


Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Kyle Flanagan.

Kyle Flanagan has no issues for putting the ball through the sticks from right in front

Roosters lead Roosters 34 - 18 Sharks

Try: Roosters
Scored by Joseph Manu. Kick to come.

Joey Manu shows desperation, strength and gets his way to the line and puts the ball down on the line

Roosters lead Roosters 32 - 18 Sharks

Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Sione Katoa.

Sione Katoa takes over the kicking duties and his first is a good one as he slots the conversion

Roosters lead Roosters 28 - 18 Sharks

Try: Sharks
Scored by Braden Hamlin-Uele. Kick to come.

The stoppage doesn't blunt the Sharks attack as Braden Hamlin-Uele goes through after SBW missed the tackle on the Sharks big man

Roosters lead Roosters 28 - 16 Sharks

Luke Keary goes for the Rainbow pass out to Daniel Tupou who jumps as high as he can and it still goes over his head


Joey Manu flies high over Dugan but puts it down and eventually it roles touch-ingoal for a 20m restart


Brailey tries to kick towards the corner but it rolls way too far and ends up in Fox Studios by the time it stopped


Conversion: Roosters
Attempted by Kyle Flanagan.

Kyle Flanagan slips as he tries to convert from the eastern touchline but it's not good

Roosters lead Roosters 28 - 12 Sharks

Try: Roosters
Scored by Luke Keary. Kick to come.

Sharks not happy as Ben Cummins lets play go on after Josh Dugan is injured on the ground but some great work from Brett Morris to keep his feet in before throwing a one-handed pass away to Keary for a double

Roosters lead Roosters 28 - 12 Sharks

CAPTAINS CHALLENGE - Sharks get their challenge right after Ben Cummins call of knock-on is incorrect with the ball knocked out by Sitili Tupouniua


Fox Sports reporting that Shaun Johnson has snapped his achilles


Andrew Fifita yelling at Ben Cummins for a penalty for a ruck infringement despite the man in Yellow already giving six again


Another repeat set for the Sharks after Tupou is forced to run the ball dead


Cronulla back in attack after getting a penalty for the Roosters being offside when Johnson fell and lost the ball and injured himself


Medicab on the field now for Shaun Johnson - No pressure being put on the injured foot


TROUBLE FOR CRONULLA - Shaun Johnson just stumbles out of nowhere and is down clutching his ankle


Kyle Flanagan's kick is bad... very bad as it's a good metre over the sideline on the full


Sharks go nowhere on last tackle with plenty of indecision and Brailey's kick is cleaned up easily by Manu


None of the Sharks chasers really reading that the kick was coming from Shaun Johnson but they still force a dropout nonetheless


PENALTY SHARKS: The play initially allowed to go on with Ben Cummins ruling knock on but a tip from Belinda Sharpe on the sideline sees the strip so Cummins blows the penalty


PENALTY SHARKS: JWH penalised for the Roosters after he gave Sione Katoa a shove as he tried to play the ball


SECOND HALF IS GO! Roosters lead by 12 as Kyle Flanagan restarts things with his boots towards the Paddington end


Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Shaun Johnson.

Shaun Johnson uses the let upright to get the ball through the uprights on the stroke of HT

Roosters lead Roosters 24 - 12 Sharks

Try: Sharks
Scored by Ronaldo Mulitalo. Kick to come.

Ronaldo Mulitalo with a phenomenal dive scores in the corner after the Sharks got into attack 2 plays before thanks to a Katoa burst through the middle

Roosters lead Roosters 24 - 10 Sharks

Conversion: Roosters
Attempted by Kyle Flanagan.

Kyle Flanagan pushes his conversion right and it stays well right

Roosters lead Roosters 24 - 6 Sharks

Try: Roosters
Scored by Mitchell Aubusson. Kick to come.

Mitchell Aubusson has a double after the bunker said that Mitch Aubusson retained possession and grounded it despite there looking like a knock-on

Roosters lead Roosters 24 - 6 Sharks

Siosifa Talakai juggles the ball and thought regathered cleanly but Ben Cummins says it hit a Roosters defender in the process


Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Kyle Flanagan.

Kyle Flanagan puts the conversion through the uprights for his fourth conversion of the night

Roosters lead Roosters 20 - 6 Sharks

Try: Roosters
Scored by Luke Keary. Kick to come.

THROUGH THE MIDDLE - Isaac Liu runs through the middle of the Sharks defence puts on the footwork which leaves the Sharks defence in all sorts and then Liu finds Keary who's in support to score

Roosters lead Roosters 18 - 6 Sharks

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Kyle Flanagan.

Kyle Flanagan's conversion is always left of the black dot but gets through the uprights with no issues

Roosters lead Roosters 14 - 6 Sharks

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

The Roosters use their dangerous left hand side and the Sharks defence were up and in before regrouping... Katoa almost holds Tupou up but the Roosters winger has too much strength

Roosters lead Roosters 12 - 6 Sharks

Will Kennedy gets across just before Josh Morris can get to the kick in behind from Luke Keary


Josh Dugan gets a pass slightly behind him and puts it down on half-way


Penalty Goal: Roosters
Kicked by Kyle Flanagan.

Kyle Flanagan takes his time but unsurprisingly has no issues putting the ball through the uprights from in front

Roosters lead Roosters 8 - 6 Sharks

PENALTY ROOSTERS: Briton Nikora the man penalised for being inside the 10 according to Ben Cummins


Roosters making good metres through the middle after getting the ball back off a Sharks error


REPEAT SET - Shaun Johnson kicks in behind the line and finds the in-goal and despite Brett Morris acting as a shepherd Joey Manu is still brought down


PENALTY SHARKS: Ben Cummins penalises the Roosters for being up inside the 10; Sharks start the ensuing set from just inside the Roosters half


Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Shaun Johnson.

Shaun Johnson converted from close range

Tied up at Roosters 6 - 6 Sharks

Try: Sharks
Scored by Siosifa Talakai. Kick to come.

Just like that the Sharks hit back - Johnson throws a ball flat across the 10m line and finds Talakai who has open space in front of him to score

Roosters lead Roosters 6 - 4 Sharks

Coming out of their own end, the Roosters cough up the ball with an uncharacteristic error


Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Kyle Flanagan.

Kyle Flanagan hits the conversion beautifully and splits the uprights

Roosters lead Roosters 6 - 0 Sharks

Try: Roosters
Scored by Mitchell Aubusson. Kick to come.

Mitch Aubusson runs a strong angled line off a short Joey Manu pass and soft defence from Cronulla are no match for the 303 game veteran

Roosters lead Roosters 4 - 0 Sharks

INTO TOUCH - Brett Morris charges towards the corner and then gets pushed into touch before he can get there


Sione Katoa looks up at the he open space ahead of him and puts the ball down as the Sharks try the expansive play deep in their own end.


Roosters make big metres in the first set of the game and the Sharks have to work it off their own line

Roosters players creating a guard of honour for Mitch Aubusson who plays Roosters game 303 for a club record

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Ben Cummins

Touch Judges: Phil Henderson, Belinda Sharpe

Video Referee: Steve Chiddy

Tries: Mitchell Aubusson (2), Daniel Tupou, Luke Keary (2), Joseph Manu
Conversions: Kyle Flanagan (4/6)
Penalty Goals: Kyle Flanagan (1/1)

Tries: Siosifa Talakai, Ronaldo Mulitalo, Braden Hamlin-Uele
Conversions: Shaun Johnson (2/2), Sione Katoa (1/1)