Sydney Roosters

Friend not far off returning: Roosters

Steve Zemek 8:53 AM   The Sydney Roosters are confident hooker Jake Friend will be ready to return as early as next week.

Roosters' Cordner expects frustrated Sharks to bite

Boyd Cordner

Daniel Lane 7:52 PM   Sydney Roosters forward Boyd Cordner conceded Cronulla might choose to take out any frustration they feel about allegedly not receiving the same level of support from their club to fight doping allegations as players from the Essendon AFL team enjoyed from their hierarchy when they play on Easter Sunday.

If the salary cap fits: Roosters spent years building the roster

Young talent time: The Roosters ability to identify and develop talent has been a key to the club's rise.

Phil Gould   I'm always astounded at newspaper articles speculating about the state of a club's salary cap, based purely on estimated valuations of players in today's marketplace.

Roosters hatch plan to keep Ferguson on track

Plan in place: Blake Ferguson celebrates after scoring against the Raiders.

Michael Carayannis   The Roosters will put in place special measures to ensure Blake Ferguson does not stray as he faces four months on the sideline with a foot injury.

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Ferguson out for four months

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 29:  Blake Ferguson (R) of the Roosters celebrates with team mates after scoring a try during the round four NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Canberra Raiders at Allianz Stadium on March 29, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Michael Carayannis   Blake Ferguson says the injury which threatens to end his season will be a "test" to see where he is at mentally.

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Ferguson injured in Roosters victory against former club

Try time: Roosters centre Blake Ferguson shrugs off opposite number Edrick Lee to score against the Canberra Raiders at Allianz Stadium.

Michael Chammas   Blake Ferguson's first game against his former club didn't quite go to script as he left the field with an ankle injury in the Sydney Roosters' 34-6 demolition of the Canberra Raiders on Sunday afternoon.

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Raiders get insight into the task ahead

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 29:  Edrick Lee of the Raiders looks on during the round four NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Canberra Raiders at Allianz Stadium on March 29, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth   For the Canberra Raiders, this was a reminder of the chasm which still exists between them and the NRL's best. 

Ferguson comes back to haunt Raiders

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 29:  Blake Ferguson (R) of the Roosters celebrates with Aidan Guerra (L) after scoring a try during the round four NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Canberra Raiders at Allianz Stadium on March 29, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth   For the second straight week Canberra's tough love to wayward players came back to bite them as Blake Ferguson joined Josh Dugan in winning against the club which sacked them. 

Captaincy no burden for Pearce

Leading by example: Mitchell Pearce takes on the line against the Raiders.

Michael Chammas   He's been the unofficial leader of the Sydney Roosters for some time, but the addition of the captaincy has done little to hamper the development of Mitchell Pearce.

Roosters follow blueprint for success

Preparation yields results: Boyd Cordner bulldozes through the Raiders defence at Allianz Stadium.

Phil Gould   I have always had a saying when coaching rugby league teams. Basically, "It's not what you do, it's the way that you do it". 

Taukeiaho causing the right kind of trouble

Cloud nine: Sio Siua Taukeiaho in action for the Roosters during February's Auckland Nines.

Adrian Proszenko   Tina and Muku had seen their teenaged son, like so many others living in the mean streets of south Auckland's Otara region, head down a dark path.

Boyd, Waqa out for Raiders

Canberra Raiders player Mark Nicholls is in for his first NRL game in two years.

Jon Tuxworth   The Raiders have been forced to make two changes to their team to play the Roosters.

Robinson says Ferguson's ready for Raiders

Roosters coach Trent Robinson wants Blake Ferguson to deliver another standout performance when he takes on his former club the Canberra Raiders on Sunday.

Darren Walton   Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson has challenged born-again Blake Ferguson to back up his two-try haul with another defining performance against Canberra on Sunday.

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Croker holds no grudges as he faces Ferguson

Jarrod Croker and Blake Ferguson celebrate a try as Raiders teammates in 2011.

Jon Tuxworth   Canberra skipper Jarrod Croker would much prefer to watch Blake Ferguson wreak havoc for the Raiders this Sunday than be the man charged with stopping him. 

Raiders hitman keen to prove a point against club which punted him

Frank-Paul Nu'uausala during his days at the Roosters.

Jon Tuxworth   Frank-Paul Nu'uausala openly admits he never wanted to leave the Roosters, but wants to prove they made a mistake showing him the door when he faces his old teammates on Sunday. 

The showdown: Wighton v Tuivasa-Sheck

Raiders fullback Jack Wighton will take on fellow young gun Roger Tuivasa-Sheck on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin   Former Sydney Roosters captain Anthony Minichiello breaks down the match-up between his protege Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Raiders custodian Jack Wighton.

Moa, Fensom beat NRL judiciary charges

Free to play: Sam Moa.

Sydney Roosters prop Sam Moa and Canberra back-rower Shaun Fensom beat dangerous contact charges at the NRL judiciary on Wednesday night.

Pearce believes halves fair game when going to line

"As a half you pride yourself on going to the line": Roosters co-captain Mitchell Pearce.

Adrian Proszenko   Roosters co-captain Mitchell Pearce believes the NRL is adequately protecting playmakers and has no qualms about halves being targeted when going to the defensive line.

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Roosters star Ferguson says he was a 'ticking time bomb' at Raiders

Blake Ferguson.

Adrian Proszenko   Blake Ferguson, when he representing Canberra rather than preparing to play against them, was by his own admission a “ticking time bomb”.

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