Sydney Roosters crowned NRL champions
September 30, 2018 5:07 pm
A fired-up Sydney Roosters team thrashed an insipid Melbourne Storm 21-6 in a one-sided National Rugby League Grand Final to secure their 14th championship in the Australian top flight.
Daniel Tupou, Latrell Mitchell and Joseph Manu scored tries for the Roosters who charged out of the blocks to lead 18-0 at halftime before closing out the victory with a dogged defensive effort at ANZ Stadium in Sydney.
Rosters Captain Boyd Cordner says it was a great win and the players gave their all against a very tough opponent.
_"It feels so good, we started so good in the first half and I know we played better today. They came strong in the second half but we managed it."
After a week dominated by speculation over the state of Cooper Cronk’s injured shoulder, the Roosters’ star halfback started on the field against the team he helped win the 2017 title.