Full Time
80:00
5:30pm Sat March 13, 2021
Round 1 - Sydney Cricket Ground - Crowd: 15097
80min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Siosiua Taukeiaho.

Siosiua Taukeiaho converts

Roosters lead Roosters 46 - 4 Sea Eagles
78min

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

DCE throws a bad pass and Collins falls on it. On the next play, Josh Morris straightens and runs back infield off a Tedesco pass and he blasts through the feeble edge defence to race 30 metres and score.

Roosters lead Roosters 44 - 4 Sea Eagles
77min

SCRUM MANLY - 10m from their own line.

77min

Brett Morris put into space briefly, he flicks a hook pass back inside, but it goes forward.

76min

Lam with another high kick that confuses the Manly backs. This time Funa lets it bounce before cleaning up, but gets tackled over the dead-ball line. Manly drop out.

72min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Siosiua Taukeiaho.

Siosiua Taukeiaho converts

Roosters lead Roosters 40 - 4 Sea Eagles
71min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Angus Crichton. Kick to come.

Second tackle of the set and Taukeiaho drifts left and drops a short ball to Crichton running straight and he smashes through the weak Manly goal-line defence to score to the left of the posts.

Roosters lead Roosters 38 - 4 Sea Eagles
69min

Lam with a high kick and Dylan Walker drops it over the sideline. Roosters with a full set inside the Manly 10m

67min

A clever crossfield kick very nearly found Joey Manu, but the bounce didn't favour him.

65min

aaaaaand its gone. Jake Trbojevic drops a pass on the third tackle, 5m from the Roosters line.

64min

PENALTY MANLY - Successful refs challenge. They get a full set inside the Roosters 25m

63min

Conversion: Roosters
Attempted by James Tedesco.

Tedesco's second attempt is from the right sideline, while it is immensely better, still misses, albeit narrowly.

Roosters lead Roosters 34 - 4 Sea Eagles
61min

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

Morris takes an intercept and runs 80 metres to score.

Roosters lead Roosters 34 - 4 Sea Eagles
61min

SET RESTART MANLY - 35m from the Roosters line

60min

Keary has a cramp. That means we stop the game.

57min

Foran blocks Keary's grubber, regathers and runs 20 metres before getting grassed.

56min

SCRUM ROOSTERS - Keary kicked high and long, Garrick dropped it cold and the Roosters back rower cleans it up and runs in to score. The video ref calls it a double knock on.

54min

Conversion: Roosters
Attempted by James Tedesco.

Tedesco with his first ever attempt at goal kicking. Lets just say, it looked more like knitting than goal kicking. He missed by a long way

Roosters lead Roosters 30 - 4 Sea Eagles
52min

Try: Roosters
Scored by James Tedesco. Kick to come.

Seemingly nothing on, until Tupou gets outside his man and runs down the right touchline before passing inside to Keary who sends the ball along to Tedesco who scores his third try

Roosters lead Roosters 30 - 4 Sea Eagles
51min

SCRUM MANLY - They're 70 metres from the Roosters line

50min

Play getting a little scrappy from both sides now.

48min

Keary struggling in back play, doesn't look to be too serious.

47min

Friend comes off for an HIA. He has walked off unassissted

46min

Andrew Davey with a strong run and he has a head clash with Jake Friend, who is not well. Play stopped.

45min

Some stiff defence and hard running by both sides now.

44min

PENALTY MANLY - JWH on report for throwing an elbow into Sironen's head, while in possession of the ball.

42min

Foran cops an accidental knee into the side and is a bit steady getting up. He's back in the line now

41min

DCE kicks on the last and Tupou lets it go dead in goal. 7 tackle set to the Roosters

40min

Roosters get the second half underway

40min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Adam Keighran.

Keighran from the right touchline again, this time he curls it nicely between the sticks.

Roosters lead Roosters 26 - 4 Sea Eagles
39min

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

Roosters put it through the hands on the right side again, some perfect draw, catch and passing results in Brett Morris reaching out to score in the right corner.

Roosters lead Roosters 24 - 4 Sea Eagles
38min

SET RESTART ROOSTERS - 30m from the Manly line

37min

SCRUM MANLY - Knock on by the Roosters 5m from the Manly line

36min

Roosters running freely now. Manly players begging for the halftime siren

35min

Conversion: Roosters
Attempted by Adam Keighran.

Keighran fresh on the field, lines up from the right sideline, but just misses the conversion.

Roosters lead Roosters 20 - 4 Sea Eagles
33min

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

Roosters put the ball through the hands on the right side, where Tupou holds up a pass for Brett Morris, who then bumps out of two tackles to score in the corner.

Roosters lead Roosters 20 - 4 Sea Eagles
32min

Play stopped as Jack Gosiewski appears to have injured his forearm or elbow

30min

SCRUM MANLY - Keary with a knock-on, 20m from the Manly line.

27min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Siosiua Taukeiaho.

Siosiua Taukeiaho converts

Roosters lead Roosters 16 - 4 Sea Eagles
25min

Try: Roosters
Scored by James Tedesco. Kick to come.

Friend, 2m from the Manly line, passed long from dummy half to Tedesco, who stepped in to beat 2 defenders and then stepped right to get between another two defenders to crash over to score to the right of the posts.

Roosters lead Roosters 14 - 4 Sea Eagles
24min

SET RESTART ROOSTERS - 10m from the Manly line

23min

Sironen very nearly forces h8is way over the line in a very unimaginative set that contained 6 hit ups

22min

SCRUM MANLY - Sironen attempts an offload flick while falling in the tackle, which comes off a Roosters defender.

20min

Saab drops a kick by Lam and loses it over the sideline, 15m from the Manly line. Roosters with a full set in the attacking zone

20min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Siosiua Taukeiaho.

Siosiua Taukeiaho converts

Roosters lead Roosters 10 - 4 Sea Eagles
18min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Sitili Tupouniua. Kick to come.

Keary with a brilliant short ball to the lead running Sitili Tupouniua, who steps between two defenders on the right side, and then steps back in to beat Walker and score

Roosters lead Roosters 8 - 4 Sea Eagles
17min

A knock on by Manly, on the first tackle of their fresh set, 5m from the Roosters line.

17min

SET RESTART MANLY - Foran very nearly gets a try

16min

SCRUM MANLY - Friend with a sloppy forward pass from dummy half, 15m from the Roosters line

15min

Both sides making good metres on each set before kicking to the left wingers.

11min

Conversion: Sea Eagles
Attempted by Reuben Garrick.

Garrick from the left sideline hooks his kick

Tied up at Roosters 4 - 4 Sea Eagles
10min

Try: Sea Eagles
Scored by Reuben Garrick. Kick to come.

Foran on a narrow left side, holds up a pass before passing it to Suli who quickly moves it onto Garrick and the winger dived over to score in the corner.

Tied up at Roosters 4 - 4 Sea Eagles
9min

DCE grubbers into the Roosters ingoal, but Tedesco cleans up, but cannot get back into the field of play. Roosters drop out.

7min

Keary's kick goes out on the full

6min

DCE finds touch 10m from the Roosters line.

3min

Conversion: Roosters
Attempted by Siosiua Taukeiaho.

Siosiua Taukeiaho hooks the conversion attempt from out wide.

Roosters lead Roosters 4 - 0 Sea Eagles
1min

Try: Roosters
Scored by James Tedesco. Kick to come.

Roosters score in their second set. Keary on the short side puts up a bomb, and Tedesco follows it through, catches it cleanly, uncontested by Garrick, and falls over the line to score.

Roosters lead Roosters 4 - 0 Sea Eagles

Teams are on the field. Here comes the kick-off

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Chris Sutton

Touch Judges: Matt Noyen, Nick Beashel

Video Referee: Chris Butler

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (46)
Tries: James Tedesco (3), Sitili Tupouniua, Brett Morris (3), Angus Crichton, Josh Morris
Conversions: James Tedesco (0/2), Siosiua Taukeiaho (4/5), Adam Keighran (1/2)

MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES (4)
Tries: Reuben Garrick
Conversions: Reuben Garrick (0/1)