Sydney Roosters Line up

1James Tedesco
2Daniel Tupou
3Angus Crichton
4Joseph Manu
5Brett Morris
6Luke Keary
7Kyle Flanagan
8Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
9Jake Friend (c)
10Siosiua Taukeiaho
11Sitili Tupouniua
12Mitchell Aubusson
13Victor Radley
14Sam Verrills
15Isaac Liu
16Nat Butcher
17Lindsay Collins

Last updated 22 Feb 20 21:38:52

FT: 🔴⚪ Saints 12-20 Roosters 🐓

Saints fall short after a gallant display. We had good field position for most of the game, but a clinical Roosters side are crowned World Club Champions.

79'
Goal
Tommy Makinson for Saints

Makinson adds the extras as we approach full time in front of over 16,000 at the Totally Wicked Stadium!

🔴⚪ Saints 12-20 Roosters 🐓

78'
Try
Alex Walmsley for Saints

YES he does! The big man powers over to the left of the sticks!

🔴⚪ Saints 10-20 Roosters 🐓

78'

The Roosters are put on a team warning for persistent conceding of penalties…whilst it looks like Walmsley has got over for a late consolation for the Saints!

73'
Goal
Siosiua Taukeiaho for Sydney Roosters

Walmsley concedes a penalty and Taukeiaho takes the two to extend the Roosters lead.

🔴⚪ Saints 6-20 Roosters 🐓

71'
Goal
Siosiua Taukeiaho for Sydney Roosters

Taukeiaho this time takes over kicking duties and converts.

🔴⚪ Saints 6-18 Roosters 🐓

69'
Try
Luke Keary for Sydney Roosters

Saints have had all the field position, but again against the run of play, Taukeiaho breaks through the Saints line and feeds the supporting Keary who goes over.

🔴⚪ Saints 6-16 Roosters 🐓

69'

The Roosters knock on and Saints come again, but Naiqama is adjudged to have knocked on before grounding the ball…

🔴⚪ Saints 6-12 Roosters 🐓

67'

Another chance goes begging for the Saints. Walmsley makes yardage, the ball is fed to Lomax, but Makinson can’t grasp his cut-out pass with the try line at his mercy!

🔴⚪ Saints 6-12 Roosters 🐓

63'

Flanagan again misses the touchline conversion attempt and we are still in this one!

🔴⚪ Saints 6-12 Roosters 🐓

61'
Try
Joseph Manu for Sydney Roosters

Saints have had all the pressure, but against the run of play the ball is played from left to right, the Roosters have the numbers and Manu powers his way over. Sucker punch.

🔴⚪ Saints 6-12 Roosters 🐓

📸 This man has been everywhere today…@tommymak21 🙌

61'

But Tupou returns the favour and forces Makinson into touch. Another missed opportunity for the Saints…

🔴⚪ Saints 6-8 Roosters 🐓

59'

Makinson keeps the ball alive as Tupouniua is forced into touch and we have a set in the Roosters 10! It’s all Saints! Come on, boys!

🔴⚪ Saints 6-8 Roosters 🐓

58'

🗣️ The Roosters are giving too much chatter to referee Chris Kendall and Saints gain an extra 10 meters following a penalty!

A chance here…

🔴⚪ Saints 6-8 Roosters 🐓

55'

We have another opportunity as the ball is kept alive by Lomax, but Bentley’s pass can’t find Costello out wide and again the Roosters survive!

🔴⚪ Saints 6-8 Roosters 🐓

51'

We get the ball back after a Roosters knock on, but Welsby’s pass can’t find Costello out wide with the try line open!

🔴⚪ Saints 6-8 Roosters 🐓

50'

Fages is involved again as his kick is knocked back by Jo Paulo. The ball finds its way to Makinson who dives through two Roosters for the line…but video referee says no try!

🔴⚪ Saints 6-8 Roosters 🐓

49'

At the other end, the Roosters are penalised for crossing and Saints kick for touch…Come on boys! 🔴⚪

🔴⚪ Saints 6-8 Roosters 🐓

48'

We keep the ball alive with some great rugby. The ball is moved from right to left and results in Taia’s kick just running dead…

🔴⚪ Saints 6-8 Roosters 🐓

46'

It’s another strong start from the Saints as Tedesco is forced in goal after a Fages high bomb. We will come again!

🔴⚪ Saints 6-8 Roosters 🐓

41'

Here we go again! Come on, boys!

🔴⚪ Saints 6-8 Roosters 🐓

HT: 🔴⚪ Saints 6-8 Roosters 🐓

We took the lead through Thompson’s early try, but Tupou and Manu responded for the Roosters and it’s they who take in a narrow lead at the break.

39'

Saints think we have scored in the corner through Makinson, but referee Chris Kendall calls a forward pass….

🔴⚪ Saints 6-8 Roosters 🐓

38'

Friend’s high kick is challenged for by Bentley and Manu. It goes upstairs, but the Roosters man is forced in touch before the Saints win a penalty…

🔴⚪ Saints 6-8 Roosters 🐓

37'

The Roosters win the penalty as Lees is caught holding down…Three minutes to go before the break!

🔴⚪ Saints 6-8 Roosters 🐓

34'

Great defence from the Saints again keeps the Roosters at bay and we have the 20 meter restart as the ball went dead. Come on boys!

🔴⚪ Saints 6-8 Roosters 🐓

27'

The speed of the ruck from the Roosters is impressive, but Saints defend well and force the turnover as Matty Lees is on for Morgan Knowles and Az Smith is on for Robes!

🔴⚪ Saints 6-8 Roosters 🐓

📸 @luketommo1 with the opening try of the game!

23'

Flanagan is unlucky again with his kick as it this time hits the crossbar! LMS is on for Big Al for Saints!

🔴⚪ Saints 6-8 Roosters 🐓

22'
Try
Joseph Manu for Sydney Roosters

The Roosters take the lead. The dangerman, James Tedesco breaks through and feeds Aubusson. He is taken down, but the Roosters have the numbers and Joseph Manu scores in the corner.

🔴⚪ Saints 6-8 Roosters 🐓

21'

Fages’ high bomb is swirling around, but Naiqama knocks the ball forward when challenging high and the Roosters will come forward…

🔴⚪ Saints 6-4 Roosters 🐓

18'

The Roosters come forward and feed the ball from left to right, but Brett Morris can’t gather Joseph Manu’s pass with the try line begging.

🔴⚪ Saints 6-4 Roosters 🐓

16'

Saints find some space and feed the ball out to this left side. Bentley finds Costello, but the stand-in winger is forced into touch by five Roosters defenders.

🔴⚪ Saints 6-4 Roosters 🐓

13'

Kyle Flanagan’s kick hits the sticks and comes back out!

🔴⚪ Saints 6-4 Roosters 🐓

12'
Try
Daniel Tupou for Sydney Roosters

Saints defend well, but on the last, the Roosters feed the ball on the short side and Daniel Tupou scores out wide after an impressive pick-up.

🔴⚪ Saints 6-4 Roosters 🐓

10'

The Roosters win successive penalties and have a chance to respond in the Saints 10. Time to defend boys…

🔴⚪ Saints 6-0 Roosters 🐓

7'
Goal
Tommy Makinson for Saints

Makinson adds the extras!

🔴⚪ Saints 6-0 Roosters 🐓

6'
Try
Luke Thompson for Saints

GET INNNNN! Theo Fages does brilliantly to evade a few challenges before offloading to Luke Thompson and he reaches out to score!! What a start!

🔴⚪ Saints 4-0 Roosters 🐓

5'

Kev Naiqama wins a penalty this time and we are on the front foot again!

🔴⚪ Saints 0-0 Roosters 🐓

3'

The west stand are in fine voice in the early stages as Zeb Taia wins a penalty after a high shot from Waerea-Hargreaves before Dom Peyroux breaks through only for Jack Welsby to knock on.

🔴⚪ Saints 0-0 Roosters 🐓

We are off and underway in the battle for world supremacy! 🌎

Who will be crowned World Club Champions? 🏆

COYS! 🔴⚪