Michael Carayannis 2:38 PM The Sydney Roosters have been dealt a massive blow with star recruit Blake Ferguson ruled out with a foot injury.
David Long The Brisbane Broncos spoilt the party two decades ago and they've done it again, holding off a big Warriors' fightback for a 24-16 NRL victory in Auckland.
Brad Walter Josh Dugan staked another strong claim for the vacant NSW No.1 jersey.
Captaincy has done little to hamper the development of Roosters half Mitchell Pearce.
For the Canberra Raiders, this was a reminder of the chasm which still exists.
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