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NRL Premiership, Saturday, 20 July 2013 - Round 19 - Allianz Stadium

Time
80.00
Team
Sydney Roosters
Score
40
Team
Cronulla
Score
0
Sydney Roosters versus Cronulla
Players Cordner (2min, 39min), Friend (8min), Tupou (16min), Kenny-Dowall (20min), Moa (50min), Aubusson (60min) Tries 7 Tries 0 Players
Players Maloney 6/7 (85%) Conversions 6 Conversions 0 Players
Players Penalty goals 0 Penalty goals 0 Players
Players Field goals 0 Field goals 0 Players

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Statistics

Match Statistics
Sydney RoostersCronulla

1 Anthony Minichiello

Substitution Off
1

1 Michael Gordon

2 Daniel Tupou

Try
1

2 Sosaia Feki

3 Michael Jennings

Substitution Off
1

3 Stewart Mills

4 Shaun Kenny-Dowall

Try
1

4 Jonathan Wright

5 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck

5 Nathan Stapleton

6 James Maloney

Conversion
6
Substitution Off
1

6 Todd Carney

7 Mitchell Pearce

7 Chad Townsend

8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

8 Ben Ross

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

9 Jake Friend

Try
1
Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

9 John Morris

Substitution Off
1

10 Luke O'Donnell

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

10 Bryce Gibbs

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2

11 Boyd Cordner

Try
2

11 Sam Tagataese

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

12 Mitchell Aubusson

Try
1

12 Jayson Bukuya

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

13 Frank-Paul Nuuausala

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

13 Chris Heighington

Substitution Off
1
Match Statistics
Sydney Roosters Interchange Cronulla Interchange

Daniel Mortimer

Substitution On
1

Andrew Fifita

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

Aidan Guerra

Substitution On
1

Isaac De Gois

Substitution On
1

Sam Moa

Try
1
Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Tyrone Peachey

Substitution On
1

Issac Liu

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

Mark Taufua

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Sydney Roosters vs Cronulla

  • Possession

    Sydney Roosters 58%
    58% 42%
    Cronulla 42%
  • Sets

    Sydney Roosters 43
    55% 45%
    Cronulla 35
  • Completed sets

    Sydney Roosters 35
    57% 43%
    Cronulla 26
  • Completion rate

    Sydney Roosters 81%
    52% 48%
    Cronulla 74%
  • Tackles

    Sydney Roosters 308
    45% 55%
    Cronulla 379
  • Total runs

    Sydney Roosters 202
    61% 39%
    Cronulla 130
  • Total run metres

    Sydney Roosters 1879m
    63% 37%
    Cronulla 1087m
  • Hit-ups

    Sydney Roosters 79
    55% 45%
    Cronulla 64
  • Line breaks

    Sydney Roosters 11
    100% 0%
    Cronulla 0
  • Offloads

    Sydney Roosters 13
    72% 28%
    Cronulla 5
  • Kicks

    Sydney Roosters 23
    53% 47%
    Cronulla 20
  • 40-20 kicks

    Sydney Roosters 0
    50% 50%
    Cronulla 0
  • Kick metres

    Sydney Roosters 600m
    50% 50%
    Cronulla 595m
  • Penalties

    Sydney Roosters 5
    38% 62%
    Cronulla 8
  • Scrums

    Sydney Roosters 6
    43% 57%
    Cronulla 8
  • Missed tackles

    Sydney Roosters 13
    24% 76%
    Cronulla 42
  • Errors

    Sydney Roosters 9
    45% 55%
    Cronulla 11
  • | |
    Sydney Roosters statistics
    Players POS MIN RUNS R.MTRS OFLD T/BR L/BR L/BR.AS TRY.AS KICKS K.MTRS
    Anthony Minichiello Fullback 75 18 154 2 4 0 0 0 0 0
    Daniel Tupou Winger 1 80 10 109 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Michael Jennings Centre 1 65 9 105 0 6 1 0 1 0 0
    Shaun Kenny-Dowall Centre 2 80 11 57 0 4 2 0 0 1 2
    Roger Tuivasa-Sheck Winger 2 80 23 249 0 4 1 0 0 0 0
    James Maloney Five-eighth 69 2 20 0 0 1 0 0 7 210
    Mitchell Pearce Halfback 80 4 30 1 0 0 4 3 11 330
    Jared Waerea-Hargreaves Prop 1 44 19 214 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jake Friend Hooker 44 8 75 1 3 1 0 0 1 3
    Luke O'Donnell Prop 2 41 18 152 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Boyd Cordner 2nd Row 1 80 15 124 0 5 2 1 1 0 0
    Mitchell Aubusson 2nd Row 2 80 10 115 1 4 2 0 0 0 0
    Frank-Paul Nuuausala Lock 45 9 55 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Daniel Mortimer Interchange 47 5 39 0 2 0 1 0 3 55
    Aidan Guerra Interchange 50 13 124 1 2 0 1 0 0 0
    Sam Moa Interchange 39 15 146 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
    Issac Liu Interchange 41 13 111 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Sydney Roosters statistics
    Players POS MIN TACKES MISSED INEFFECTIVE PEN.CONC. ERRORS
    Anthony Minichiello Fullback 75 3 1 0 0 0
    Daniel Tupou Winger 1 80 1 0 0 0 0
    Michael Jennings Centre 1 65 18 1 0 1 1
    Shaun Kenny-Dowall Centre 2 80 18 1 1 0 2
    Roger Tuivasa-Sheck Winger 2 80 0 1 1 0 1
    James Maloney Five-eighth 69 17 1 1 1 2
    Mitchell Pearce Halfback 80 25 2 0 0 0
    Jared Waerea-Hargreaves Prop 1 44 20 1 0 1 0
    Jake Friend Hooker 44 27 0 2 1 0
    Luke O'Donnell Prop 2 41 15 0 0 0 2
    Boyd Cordner 2nd Row 1 80 28 1 0 0 0
    Mitchell Aubusson 2nd Row 2 80 27 0 0 0 1
    Frank-Paul Nuuausala Lock 45 16 0 0 1 0
    Daniel Mortimer Interchange 47 23 1 2 2 0
    Aidan Guerra Interchange 50 33 0 1 0 0
    Sam Moa Interchange 39 18 0 0 0 0
    Issac Liu Interchange 41 19 3 1 0 0
    Cronulla statistics
    Players POS MIN RUNS R.MTRS OFLD T/BR L/BR L/BR.AS TRY.AS KICKS K.MTRS
    Michael Gordon Fullback 80 13 138 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Sosaia Feki Winger 1 80 9 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Stewart Mills Centre 1 80 12 83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jonathan Wright Centre 2 80 9 67 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Nathan Stapleton Winger 2 80 9 78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Todd Carney Five-eighth 80 4 38 0 1 0 0 0 10 320
    Chad Townsend Halfback 80 1 10 0 1 0 0 0 10 275
    Ben Ross Prop 1 35 8 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    John Morris Hooker 27 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Bryce Gibbs Prop 2 53 8 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Tagataese 2nd Row 1 73 13 111 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jayson Bukuya 2nd Row 2 52 8 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Heighington Lock 53 5 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Andrew Fifita Interchange 51 14 123 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Isaac De Gois Interchange 53 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Tyrone Peachey Interchange 62 10 73 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Mark Taufua Interchange 21 5 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Cronulla statistics
    Players POS MIN TACKES MISSED INEFFECTIVE PEN.CONC. ERRORS
    Michael Gordon Fullback 80 7 1 0 0 2
    Sosaia Feki Winger 1 80 2 0 0 0 0
    Stewart Mills Centre 1 80 15 7 0 0 0
    Jonathan Wright Centre 2 80 11 3 1 0 1
    Nathan Stapleton Winger 2 80 0 2 0 0 1
    Todd Carney Five-eighth 80 16 5 2 0 0
    Chad Townsend Halfback 80 22 1 2 1 1
    Ben Ross Prop 1 35 25 1 2 0 0
    John Morris Hooker 27 16 0 3 0 0
    Bryce Gibbs Prop 2 53 43 1 1 0 0
    Sam Tagataese 2nd Row 1 73 24 6 0 0 0
    Jayson Bukuya 2nd Row 2 52 32 5 2 0 1
    Chris Heighington Lock 53 37 3 2 0 1
    Andrew Fifita Interchange 51 47 2 1 3 2
    Isaac De Gois Interchange 53 33 2 3 1 0
    Tyrone Peachey Interchange 62 33 2 0 0 2
    Mark Taufua Interchange 21 16 1 0 0 0

    Top Players

    Tackles
    Player name Andrew Fifita 47
    Runs
    Player name Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 23
    Line Breaks
    Player name Shaun Kenny-Dowall 2
    Offloads
    Player name Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 3

    Match Details

    Start time:
    7:30pm
    Weather:
    Fine
    Surface:
    Good
    Referees:
    Matt Cecchin, Henry Perenara
    Touch Judges:
    Paul Holland, Jason Walsh
    Video Ref:
    Steve Clark

    Live: Sydney Roosters v Cronulla Sharks

    Date

    'Sonny' Phil Mitchell

    Both clubs are missing frontline stars but the Roosters need the win to keep in touching distance with Souths at the top of the ladder. Join Phil Mitchell for all the coverage, live from 7.30pm (AEST).

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    Full-time: SYDNEY ROOSTERS 40 (B Cordner 2 M Aubusson J Friend S Kenny-Dowall S Moa D Tupou tries J Maloney 6 goals) bt CRONULLA 0 at Allianz Stadium. Referees: Matt Cecchin, Henry Perenara. Crowd: 13,706.

    79 min: The Sharks go close to finally getting on the board but Bukuya's pass to an unmarked Nathan Stapleton travels forward. That sums up their night.

    74 min: He's a great competitor Fifita, he's shrugged off the injury and returned to the field!

    70 min: They may be 40 points ahead but the Roosters continue to be brutal in defence. The Sharks just can't find a way through.

    65 min: Michael Jennings' troublesome ankle looks to be playing up. He's left the field too.

    63 min: The Sharks' injury toll could be about to become a whole lot worse as Fifita limps off.

    60 min: Roosters hit 40 after Mitch Aubusson beats Carney then Michael Gordon to score between the posts. Maloney converts. ROOSTERS 40-0.

    57 min: The Sharks come up empty again after another raid on the Roosters' line.

    50 min: Prop Sam Moa is off the nude run, crashing over for his first try of the season - against his former club too. Maloney makes no mistake with the kick and you'd think the Sharks are only playing for pride now. ROOSTERS 34-0.

    49 min: Not the happiest night for Andrew Fifita, who has conceded several penalties and hasn't mader his usual impact.

    45 min: First five minutes have been something of arm wrestle. The Sharks need to chance their arm more to have any hope of mounting a fightback. One thing's for sure, they need to be next to score.

    41 min: James Maloney kicks off for the Roosters.

    Here's how Fairfax reporter Michael Carayannis saw the first half:

    Mitchell Pearce, wow. Where was this a couple of nights ago when the whole of NSW was waiting for it? Regardless, Pearce and Boyd Cordner have sprung to life in a complete 40-minute performance. Props Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and Luke O’Donnell were outstanding in a strong 29-minute stint. Injuries have crippled the Sharks, whose line speed is almost non-existent.

    39 min: He was in tears on Wednesday night but he's all smiles tonight. Pearce puts Cordner over again with an exquisite flat cut-out pass. Maloney converts and the Roosters go into the half-time break five-tries-to-nil leaders and receive a standing ovation. ROOSTERS 28-0.

    35 min: No they can't, another turnover of possession. The Sharks are really struggling to produce any meaningful attack.

    34 min: Another chance for the Sharks to hit back. Let's see if they can make something of it.

    31 min: Nice clearing kick by Pearce finds touch near the Sharks' line. The halfback is controlling play well so far tonight. If only he could produce that sort of composure at Origin level.

    26 min: Better goal-line defence from the Sharks, denying the Roosters a fifth try. But they desperately need a try soon to get back into the game.

    20 min: The Roosters are simply blowing the Sharks off the park. Shaun Kenny-Dowall, running off a neat short ball from Pearce, powers his way over. After 31 consecutive successful shots for the Roosters, Maloney misses the kick. ROOSTERS 22-0.

    16 min: What a try! The Roosters turn on the razzle dazzle, the ball passing through half a dozen sets of hands before winger Daniel Tupou crosses. Maloney adds the extras. ROOSTERS 18-0.

    11 min: Sharks squander their first chance inside the Roosters' 20m zone, Michael Gordon knocking on on only the third tackle.

    8 min: Roosters open up a 12-point lead after Jake Friend, in the best form of his career this season, scores a soft try from dummy half. Maloney adds the extras. ROOSTERS 12-0.

    3 min: TRY! Mitchell Pearce puts Boyd Cordner over after a well-worked decoy play. That will do wonders for Pearce's confidence after his Origin shocker. James Maloney converts. ROOSTERS 6-0.

    1 min: Todd Carney gets the game under way.

    Good evening all, welcome to our coverage of tonight's match.

    As reported during the week, injuries have ruled big guns Luke Lewis and Sonny Bill Williams out of this crucial clash. Mark Taufua comes into the injury-ravaged Sharks' team to replace Lewis and Isaac Lui has been included in the Roosters' line-up for Williams, who misses his first game for the club this season. The amended teams appear in the preview below.

    Allianz Stadium, Sydney, Saturday 7.30pm (AEST)
    Last meeting:
    Round 18 2012 - Roosters 14 drew with Sharks 14 at Remondis Stadium
    Head-to-head:  Roosters 54 Sharks 27 drawn 2
    Referees: Matt Cecchin, Henry Perenara
    TV: Live, FoxSports 1
    TAB:
    Roosters $1.18 Sharks $5.0
    FootyTab: Sharks +6.5

    Phil Mitchell writes: If Cronulla topple the Roosters, it will rank among their gutsiest wins of recent seasons. Injuries have hit the Sharks hard with NSW back-rower Luke Lewis this week joining a casualty ward that includes skipper Paul Gallen, vice-captain Wade Graham, halfback Jeff Robson, winger Beau Ryan and back-rower Anthony Tupou. Fortunately the Sharks are now better equipped to deal with such setbacks and will still field a strong team. Five-eighth Todd Carney has struck a rich vein of form in the past fortnight, while any pack that contains NSW prop Andrew Fifita and Jayson Bukuya cannot be underestimated. The Roosters have four players backing up from State of Origin, however the rest  of the squad should be fresh after the bye last weekend.

    Phil's tip: Roosters by eight.

    AAP writes: The Sharks will struggle to gain momentum with key forwards Paul Gallen and Luke Lewis both out injured. The Roosters on the other hand are in sensational form, winning four of their last five matches. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck returns on the wing for the Roosters, pushing Mitchell Aubusson back to the bench. Despite the Roosters being heavy favourites, this should be a close one and there will be a great battle between Blues five-eighth James Maloney and his predecessor Todd Carney.

    Key: Mitchell Pearce will need to put Origin III behind him with a confidence building performance here.

    ROOSTERS: Anthony Minichiello (capt), Daniel Tupou, Michael Jennings, Shaun Kenny-Dowall,  Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, James Maloney, Mitchell Pearce, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Jake Friend, Luke O’Donnell, Boyd Cordner, Mitchell Aubusson, Frank-Paul Nuuausala. Interchange: Daniel Mortimer, Aidan Guerra, Sam Moa, Isaac Liu.

    SHARKS: Michael Gordon, Sosaia Feki, Stewart Mills, Jonathan Wright, Nathan Stapleton, Todd Carney, Chad Townsend, Ben Ross, John Morris, Bryce Gibbs, Sam Tagataese, Jayson Bukuya, Chris Heighington. Interchange: Andrew Fifita, Isaac De Gois, Tyrone Peachey, Mark Taufua.

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