SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 30: James Tedesco of the Roosters holds up the Provan-Summons Trophy as he celebrates victory in the 2018 NRL Grand Final match between the Melbourne Storm and the Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium on September 30, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
  1. James Tedesco (Fullback)
    Wests fans will be in a sombre mood tonight. 214 run metres and a try assist: 7.5/10
  2. Daniel Tupou (Wing)
    Has returned to the form which saw him represent Australia and New South Wales. Scored an early try: 7.5/10
  3. Latrell Mitchell (Centre)
    The Greg Inglis comparisons won’t stop anytime soon, especially now that he’s earned a premiership ring: 7.5/10
  4. Joseph Manu (Centre)
    Recorded five tackle breaks and was solid in defence: 6.5/10
  5. Blake Ferguson (Wing)
    Gave his all in his final match for the club with an astonishing 21 hitups: 7/10
  6. Luke Keary (Five-Eighth)
    Man of the match and rightfully so. Took on full responsibility of the side with Cooper Cronk playing busted: 9/10
  7. Cooper Cronk (Halfback)
    Despite playing with one arm, Cronk’s leadership and big game experience was invaluable for the Roosters: 6/10
  8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (Prop)
    Put the Roosters on the front foot from the very beginning of the contest: 8/10
  9. Jake Friend (Hooker)
    Almost as influential to the outcome of the contest as Luke Keary was: 8.5/10
  10. Siosiua Taukeiaho (Prop)
    Dominated the Melbourne Storms middle third early on in the contest with some strong carries: 7.5/10
  11. Boyd Cordner (Second Row)
    A typical Boyd Cordner performance. Will be one of the first names selected on the teamlist for the Australian Kangaroos in the coming weeks: 8/10
  12. Mitchell Aubusson (Second Row)
    Wasn’t spectacular but did his job, which pretty much sums up Mitch Aubusson: 6.5/10
  13. Victor Radley (Lock)
    As strong in defence and attack as he was throughout the entirety of the 2018 season. Fortunate to win a premiership in his first full season of first grade: 7.5/10
  14. Isaac Liu (Interchange)
    Had the more game time than any other man on the interchange bench. Ran hard and tackled hard, something Isaac Liu has become known for. A no-frills player: 6.5/10
  15. Dylan Napa (Interchange)
    Say what you will about Dylan Napa but he now owns the moniker of premiership winning front rower, having already represented his state and country: 5.5/10
  16. Zane Tetavano (Interchange)
    Being thrown a life-line from Easts last season, Tetavano has proved his worth. Didn’t let his side down tonight: 6/10
  17. Ryan Matterson (Interchange) 
    As was the case with the remaining Roosters contingent who came off the bench – Matterson did his job – will be a great signing for the Tigers next year: 6.5/10
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Total: 121.5

8 COMMENTS

  1. Congratulations to Sydney Roosters and their fans. A magnificent performance from the media built up underdogs, Anyone who knows anything about Rugby League was aware the Roosters were the favorites bar the so called experts. With a fresh Napa and Mitchell back plus keeping the best attacking side Souths, tryless the previous week, also with ex premiership winner and my old Souths five eight leading the team to victory along with Cooper Cronk’s leadership and organizational skills. Keary should of thanked Russell Crowe for chasing him away to pick up his second premiership. I know all Roosters fans love Russell Crowe, despite in their memories the time when Rusty gave the Roosters a thumbs down, Roosters fans retaliate to Russ with a thumbs up.

    As for the blind hatred towards the Roosters by experts who’s tips are blinded by their personal vendetta against this club just highlights their idiocy. Lockyer, Johns and Sterling really need to move on from their dislike towards this mighty successful club of the 21st century. Who now rank number one during the 2000’s winning 5 minor premierships, 3 premierships, 2 World Club Challenges with the massive opportunity next season to pick up their third World Club Challenge Trophy.

    Russ Crowe needs to take a few tips from Trent Robinson’s Sydney Roosters

  2. Mitchell Pearce must feel a bit inadequate. The plan to bump Pearce for Cronk to get a gf worked, and Cronk was running away from the ball.

    • Pearce could of swallowed his pride and excepted the fact the Roosters wanted him to stay and learn the final few tactics required to get the Roosters into a grand final. He could quite easily played a ball playing lock at the Roosters just like young Radley plays, they are similar height and weight. after two years he would of retained his halfback spot. He would of collected another Premiership ring. Was it pride that got in his way or Andrew Johns persuasive mouth for him to miss out on a glorious Roosters season❓❓❓❓❓❓❓❓❓❓❓❓❓❓❓Either way thank God Johns has gone, he is bad news at the Roosters.

    • Every team needs an Aubo, He was defensively magnifiscent. What a clubman and a real inspiration to the rest of the pack. Why he has not been picked for the Australian side instead of Peachey has me totally baffled. Aubo can play anywhere except prop. 💪🎱👍

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