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7:50pm Thu August 4, 2022
Round 21 - Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park - Crowd: 10495
80min

Broncos penalty as the full-time siren rings out in the background.

79min

The Broncos survive a final attacking raid from the Roosters.

77min

Roosters penalty.

77min

Conversion: Roosters
Attempted by Sam Walker.

Walker misses his first kick of the evening.

Roosters lead Roosters 34 - 16 Broncos
76min

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

Suaallii gets over with Tedesco firing a superb cut-out ball.

Roosters lead Roosters 34 - 16 Broncos
75min

Ben Thomas gets on the field for a late cameo.

75min

Tedesco cops a high shot to draw a penalty.

73min

Conversion: Broncos
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Reynolds adds the extras.

Roosters lead Roosters 30 - 16 Broncos
72min

Try: Broncos
Scored by Kurt Capewell. Kick to come.

Capewell gets a consolation effort.

Roosters lead Roosters 30 - 14 Broncos
71min

Paul Momirovski loses the ball inside the Roosters half.

70min

Broncos penalty.

68min

The Broncos are challenging a knock on ruling from the kick-off.

68min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Sam Walker.

Walker slots another goal.

Roosters lead Roosters 30 - 10 Broncos
67min

Great work from the Clive Churchill Medallist to throw a dummy and split the Broncos defence.

67min

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

Keary takes on the line and wraps the game up for the home side.

Roosters lead Roosters 28 - 10 Broncos
66min

Momirovski picks up a pass from Reynolds - both sides have struggled with the ball in the second half.

64min

Daniel Tupou is ruled to have knocked the ball on in a contest with Selwyn Cobbo.

64min

Drew Hutchison is coming on the field to replace Verrills.

64min

Sam Verrills is down after heavy contact with a Brisbane player.

62min

The Roosters go short with the line drop out but knock the ball on regardless.

61min

Selwyn Cobbo makes a great tackle to trap Daniel Tupou in-goal.

60min

Conversion: Broncos
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Reynolds reduces the margin to 14 points.

Roosters lead Roosters 24 - 10 Broncos
59min

Try: Broncos
Scored by Corey Oates. Kick to come.

Ezra Mam has passed the ball at least a metre forward, but the try to Oates will stand.

Roosters lead Roosters 24 - 8 Broncos
58min

Double knock-on - the Roosters are challenging the initial knock-on.

57min

Brisbane penalty.

56min

No Try - Tupou drops the ball over the line.

56min

Daniel Tupou is claiming a try; the bunker is checking the sideline.

55min

Staggs passes the ball forward - the Broncos have been well off their game tonight.

53min

The Broncos survive an audacious last tackle play from the Roosters, involving three kicks, before getting a relieving penalty.

51min

Niu's' kick rolls dead - the Roosters will get another seven tackle set.

50min

The Roosters come up with a forward pass inside their own half.

49min

The Broncos clean up a close shave with the Roosters attacking on the last tackle.

47min

Kotoni Staggs puts in a kick that rolls over the sideline.

45min

The Roosters make an error inside their own half.

45min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Sam Walker.

Walker goes 4 for 4.

Roosters lead Roosters 24 - 4 Broncos
44min

Ezra Mam tried his best to deny Butcher, but the big man was determined to get his second career double.

43min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Nat Butcher. Kick to come.

Butcher crashes over for a double!

Roosters lead Roosters 22 - 4 Broncos
42min

Corey Oates makes an error attempting to pull off an intercept.

41min

Adam Reynolds sends his kick dead; the Roosters receive a seven tackle set.

40min

We're back underway...

40min

Ezra Mam is tackled as the halftime siren sounds.

39min

Paul Momirovski loses the ball with the Roosters on the attack.

38min

The Roosters bugger up another play on tackle one - after starting like PVL playing video machines, the Roosters have fallen into a slump.

38min

Victor Radley has been told to leave the field due to bleeding.

37min

Corey Oates loses the ball in a massive hit from Victor Radley.

35min

Kotoni Staggs is penalised for tackling Paul Momirovski in the air while contesting a bomb.

34min

Suaalii is penalised for holding down in the tackle.

34min

Joseph Suaalii belts Ezra Mam with a great shot.

33min

Victor Radley is back on the field and clean up a short kick from Adam Reynolds.

33min

No Try - the Roosters defence have managed to hold Staggs up over the line.

33min

Kotoni Staggs is claiming a try; the referee has sent the play to the bunker as 'No Try'.

32min

Billy Walters is on at dummy half replacing Jake Turpin.

30min

Corey Oates can't hold onto the ball attempting to run onto a trick play.

29min

James Tedesco is penalised for an obstruction close to the Roosters goal line; the Broncos will get a golden opportunity to score again.

28min

Selwyn Cobbo swoops on a misdirected pass to release the pressure on the Broncos.

27min

The Roosters earn a penalty near halfway; the Broncos will need to be careful to avoid another try here.

26min

Selwyn Cobbo spills a bomb backwards but manages to clean up before the Roosters chasers arrive.

24min

Sam Walker overpowers his bomb and Tesi Niu catch in-goal; the Broncos get a seven tackle set.

23min

The Broncos regain possession from the short drop out.

22min

Corey Oates has come up with a shocking error off the kick-off to gift possession back with a line drop out.

21min

Conversion: Broncos
Attempted by Adam Reynolds.

Reynolds' kick misses the mark narrowly.

Roosters lead Roosters 18 - 4 Broncos
20min

Try: Broncos
Scored by Corey Oates. Kick to come.

The Broncos strike back with a much-needed try through Corey Oates; good work by Ezra Mam and Kurt Capewell to draw in the defence.

Roosters lead Roosters 18 - 4 Broncos
19min

Nat Butcher makes an error; the Broncos get a much-needed reprieve.

18min

Roosters penalty - Keary finds touch 40 metres out from the Broncos line.

17min

Victor Radley is down with a massive gash to the head after colliding heads with Jake Turpin.

17min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Sam Walker.

Walker maintains his perfect record with the boot.

Roosters lead Roosters 18 - 0 Broncos
16min

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

Crichton charges onto a pass from Luke Keary and the Roosters are tearing the visitors to shreds.

Roosters lead Roosters 16 - 0 Broncos
14min

Thomas Flegler has passed his HIA.

14min

Sam Walker puts another short kick in and forces a line drop out.

14min

Kotoni Staggs comes up with an important tackle to deny Momirovski close to the try line.

13min

Six again for the Roosters inside the Broncos half.

13min

Brisbane lose the ball inside the Roosters half.

12min

Sam Walker puts another attacking chip kick in; Tesi Niu allows the ball to roll dead to give the visitors a seven tackle set.

11min

The Roosters are making plenty of metres with each run; the Broncos will need to stiffen up or this contest could be over before it begins.

9min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Sam Walker.

Walker adds the extras to put the Roosters further ahead.

Roosters lead Roosters 12 - 0 Broncos
8min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Nat Butcher. Kick to come.

Butcher is on the spot to capitalise on Walker's brilliant instinctive kick.

Roosters lead Roosters 10 - 0 Broncos
8min

Walker puts in a chip and chase...

6min

Roosters penalty.

6min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Sam Walker.

Walker swings the kick back between the posts - Roosters lead by 6.

Roosters lead Roosters 6 - 0 Broncos
6min

Momirovski gets his sixth try of the season with the opening four-pointer of the night.

5min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Paul Momirovski. Kick to come.

The Roosters waste no time capitalising with a left-side shift.

Roosters lead Roosters 4 - 0 Broncos
4min

No Try - the bunker rules Niu grounded the ball in-goal before losing possession.

4min

Thomas Flegler is off the field with a HIA.

4min

Tesi Niu loses the ball in his in-goal; Sam Walker is claiming a try, but we'll check with the bunker.

2min

Corey Oates catches a bomb on his try line despite pressure from Joseph Suaalii.

1min

Tesi Niu manages to narrowly get to a high ball from Sam Walker at the end of a strong first set from the Roosters.

The Broncos have managed one win from their previous three visits to the Sydney Cricket Ground; the visitors claimed a 34-16 upset over the Roosters last season with recently retired speedster David Mead bagging a hat-trick

The Roosters have won five of their past seven meetings against the Broncos, including a 24-20 victory at Suncorp Stadium earlier this season.

The Broncos have a single positional change with Jake Turpin elevated to starting hooker in a move that sees Billy Walters revert to the interchange.

The Roosters will line up as per program with Ben Thomas coming onto the bench for the first time this season.

Welcome to League Unlimited’s coverage of Round 21 Thursday Night Football between the Sydney Roosters and the Brisbane Broncos from the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Referees & scorers:

Referee: Todd Smith

Touch Judges: Matt Noyen, Chris Sutton

Video Referee: Grant Atkins

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (34)
Tries: Paul Momirovski, Nat Butcher (2), Angus Crichton, Luke Keary, Joseph Suaalii
Conversions: Sam Walker (5/6)

BRISBANE BRONCOS (16)
Tries: Corey Oates (2), Kurt Capewell
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (2/3)