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Roosters storm home - Australian Rugby league News
globalrugbyleague - Fri, 27 Jul 2007 23:38:00 GMT
The roosters have kept alive the faint prospect of making this year’s finals series after upsetting competition leaders Melbourne 26-16 at Aussie Stadium on Friday night.

Tipped by no one in Big League and by only Mark Geyer in Rugby League Week, the Bondi boys did what the other teams that have beaten Melbourne this year did.

They got out to a flying start inside the first half, scoring three tries to one to lead 20-4 at half-time

The first four-pointer arrived care of second-rower Anthony Tupou shortly after an early penalty goal before lock Ashley Harrison and winger John Williams followed suit.

An Amos Roberts penalty goal in the 66th minute proceeded by a double try to Williams put the game virtually beyond doubt despite the Storm scoring late in the back end of both halves.

The victory was a remarkable turnaround for the Roosters who went down 26-2 against Melbourne back in round 10 at Olympic Park.

Sitting on 18 competition points now, if the Roosters are serious about making this year’s finals they must win at least four of their five remaining games if the cut-off point for the top remains at 26-points.

The roosters also defeated the Central Coast Storm 42-26 in the NSWRL Jersey Flegg.

roosters 26 (Anthony Tupou, Ashley Harrison, John Williams (2); Craig Fitzgibbon 4/4, Amos Roberts ½ goals) d Melbourne Storm 16 (Israel Folau, Cooper Cronk, James Aubusson tries; Cameron Smith 2/3 goals) at Aussie Stadium. - Read More, Here