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Roosters ready for life after Anasta

ROOSTERS 26 WARRIORS 8

Evasive ... Roosters fullback Anthony Minichiello.

Evasive ... Roosters fullback Anthony Minichiello. Photo: Getty Images

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EVEN as he informed ''breathless'' teammates of his departure, Sydney Roosters captain Braith Anasta was trying to use the news to inspire them to last night's upset defeat of the Warriors.

After dedicating their best performance of the season to Anasta, Roosters players revealed how he told them he was joining Wests Tigers next season and implored others in the team to begin preparing to take over his leadership roles. ''That was for the skipper,'' prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves said of the 18-point win at Allianz Stadium.

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