Sonny Bill Williams set for Roosters return against Warriors

James MacSmith Sonny Bill Williams is set to return from a thumb injury for the Sydney Roosters' vital clash against the Warriors in Auckland on Sunday, in what could be the dual international's final NRL game in...

Sydney Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce sees silver lining in tough year on and off the field

Struggles: Mitchell Pearce.

Lucy Cormack Despite being the year he lost his place on the NSW Origin team, Mitchell Pearce has said 2014 has not been the toughest year of his life.

Warriors v Roosters

Michael Chammas NZ WARRIORS v SYDNEY ROOSTERS at Mt Smart Stadium, Sunday 12.00pm

Rick Stone begins planning for second Newcastle Knights reign

Rick Stone

James Macsmith Incoming Newcastle coach Rick Stone has already begun planning with Knights players for next season as he seeks to take advantage of the NRL's club's late-season form surge.

St George Illawarra's Josh Dugan pays tribute to coach Paul McGregor's tough love

Dealing with home truths: Dragons centre Josh Dugan revealed he was been on the wrong end of coach Paul McGregor's feedback.

Michael Carayannis Paul McGregor's sprays have become almost legendry amongst the Dragons playing ranks. No-one is sparred from being told a few home truths by McGregor who was appointed the club's full-time coach for...

Tigers v Roosters

Michael Carayannis Wests Tigers v Sydney Roosters at Leichhardt Oval, Saturday 7.30pm

Wests Tigers v Sydney Roosters

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Ash Gray Can the Tigers upset the Roosters in front of a parochial Leichhardt Oval crowd?

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Knee injury puts Heath L'Estrange in doubt so Roosters hope Jake Friend will be ready

Forced to fill in: Mitchell Aubusson leads a charge against Wests Tigers.

Dominic Bossi  The Roosters will be sweating on the fitness of Jake Friend for next week’s clash against the Warriors after deputy hooker Heath L’Estrange sustained a suspected long-term knee...


Wests Tigers hammered again - Sydney Roosters do the damage this time

Michael Jennings terrorises the Tigers defence.

Dominic Bossi There are no signs of Wests Tigers misery ending as the troubled club suffered their second-successive humiliating defeat in a week, slumping to a 48-4 loss to Sydney Roosters on their hallowed turf...

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Sydney Roosters: Drama on the other side but Mitchell Pearce wants a thriller

Ready for the Titans: Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce.

Michael Chammas Sydney Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce believes his side will be ready to combat the extra emotion surrounding John Cartwright's last game in charge of the Titans.

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Wests Tigers will try to keep their NRL season alive against the Sydney Roosters on Saturday

Dejected: Wests Tigers players stand in goal awaiting a conversion attempt after one of the Cowboys' 12 tries on Saturday night.

Michael Chammas It's been the fortnight from hell for the Wests Tigers, but there doesn't look to be a reprieve in sight with a game against the premiers set to be the final nail in the coffin for their season this...

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Sydney Roosters v Gold Coast Titans

Still doing the business: Anthony Minichiello.

Alex Rowe Full, live coverage as the Sydney Roosters host the Gold Coast Titans.

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'We had to win that game': Trent Robinson happy with 'tough character' in Roosters win over Titans

Michael Jennings battled injury in the Roosters' gritty win over the Titans.

Chris Boulous Roosters coach Trent Robinson said despite the scrappy nature of the game their 26-18 win against the Gold Coast Titans was very important in the context of their season.

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Sydney Roosters slide past Gold Coast Titans in the wet

Hard to hold in the wet: Roosters fullback Anthony Minichiello tries to give the Gold Coast defence the slip.

Chris Boulous The Anthony Minichiello farewell tour has started on the right note with the fullback and fullback in waiting Roger Tuivasa-Sheck helping the Sydney Roosters back into the top four with a scrappy...

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Sydney Roosters hooker Heath L’Estrange quickly making himself known to teammates

Happy man: Sydney Roosters hooker Heath l'Estrange and daughter Grace.

Michael Carayannis Heath L’Estrange lived up to his nickname "stranger" so well when he arrived at the Roosters that one of his international teammates asked another if the balding hooker was actually a member of...

Sydney Roosters have found key to attacking success in NRL, says James Maloney

Michael Carayannis James Maloney believes the Roosters unlocked the secret to their attacking success  when they piled on five tries against St George Illawarra last week.

Titans v Roosters

Michael Chammas Sydney Roosters v Gold Coast at Allianz Stadium, Monday 7pm

Sydney Roosters v St George Illawarra Dragons

Allianz Stadium, Moore Park, Saturday 7.30pm (AEST)


St George Illawarra pivot Gareth Widdop takes bold form into Roosters clash

In good touch: Dragons playmaker Gareth Widdop.

Mitch Jennings He may be firmly in the hunt for the Dally M Medal, but St George Illawarra five-eighth Gareth Widdop has no intention of turning his side’s finals tilt into a one-man show despite his star...


Sydney Roosters happy with defence despite leaking four tries

Hungry defence: The Roosters converge on Dragons forward Leeson Ah Mau.

Chris Boulous For a team that prides itself on defence, 22 conceded could points could be seen as a poor night at the office.