Glenn Jackson Mitchell Pearce trained but Sonny Bill Williams didn't, as the disruptions to grand-final week continued for minor premiers Sydney Roosters.
Glenn Jackson Sydney Roosters proved a little over a decade ago that, in some instances, you do have to lose a grand final in order to win one.
Glenn Jackson Sonny Bill Williams delivers in the hour of need as the Sydney Roosters prevail over Manly.
Glenn Jackson On day one of Sydney Roosters' 2014 campaign, as the defending premiers, coach Trent Robinson wasted no time telling his players that their grand final victory was far from the end of what he has...
Glenn Jackson The upheaval at Sydney Roosters has continued, with chief executive Steve Noyce being sacked.
Glenn Jackson STEVE NOYCE arrived at work yesterday following a holiday excited that some renovations to the Sydney Roosters offices were taking place.
Glenn Jackson FEW NRL teams enjoy travelling to Canberra in the middle of winter. Yet well into summer, Sydney Roosters believe a trip to the capital will turn around their fortunes.
Glenn Jackson HE HAS been cast as a mercenary and a villain by many, but there cannot be any doubting his pulling power.
Glenn Jackson Time to move on? That might be a little difficult now. If possible, Bulldogs supporters will only feel much worse about Sonny Bill Williams' departure five years ago.
Glenn Jackson Sydney Roosters might not be quite outplaying South Sydney at the moment but, having recorded their fifth win in succession, are taking the minor premiership battle - as well as perhaps the major one...
Glenn Jackson Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter says he still believes Auckland-bound five-eighth Benji Marshall can finish his NRL career on a high, and has backed that process to start against the competition's...
Glenn Jackson Sydney Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce said his team tried to "pretty our way around" Wests Tigers in the first half on Monday night.
Glenn Jackson Three years ago, these two teams played one of the most remarkable finals matches ever, on the same patch of turf.
Glenn Jackson All of a sudden, Sydney Roosters will face South Sydney for the minor premiership on Friday night after two consecutive losses.
Glenn Jackson Souths and Sydney Roosters boast two of the best performing halves combinations in the NRL this year.
Glenn Jackson When the match was there to be won, two Roosters recruits stepped up. Yet when the game was there to be saved, it was a veteran, Anthony Minichiello, who showed there's life in the old chook yet.
Glenn Jackson Sydney Roosters captain Anthony Minichiello has given the minor premiers a pre-finals boost, declaring he will almost certainly remain with the club until the end of next season.
Glenn Jackson What do you get when you cross Paul Gallen, James Graham and Sam Burgess?
Glenn Jackson IT HAS taken until the Roosters were out of contention for him to be let loose. That said, it is clear that they have a good 'un.
Glenn Jackson Revenge is a dish best served, well, any time these two teams play. In round one, the Roosters scored two tries in the final three minutes to topple their rivals.