Junior Results | Round 1

NRL Sydney Roosters

TARSHA GALE IMPRESS IN DEBUT

The Sydney Roosters Indigenous Academy Under 18s girls impressed in their first outing in the Tarsha Gale, defeating a solid Bulldogs outfit 32-16.

It was an all-around sharp performance from the girls which included some impressive defensive efforts in the opening stages to save a couple of certain tries. 

Their first try of the afternoon was the result of a Bulldogs error from the kick off, which saw winger Grace Nuiqila capitalise and begin an avalanche of points for the girls. 

There was some back-and-forth style play in the third quarter, but the young Roosters dominated the final quarter to claim an impressive Round 1 victory. 

TRIES: Grace Nuiqila, Robyn Draper, Brandii Davis Welsh, Lilly-Anne Mason, Shataya King, Lesina Kolo, Kyla Gordon

S.G. BALL ROOSTERS SOLID FIRST OUTING

The Under 18s Roosters put on a nice show on Saturday afternoon, out enthusing the Bulldogs to claim an impressive 22-10 win. 

In what was a physical first half, the Roosters and Bulldogs went toe-to-toe and the results at the half time break would see just a try per side. 

The second half would see the Roosters run riot over the Bulldogs as they clicked into gear to score three tries to one. 

Replacement utility Luke Summerton scored a great try 30 metres out from the chalk, stepping through the defence and palming the fullback to score next to the posts.

The Under 18s were too strong on this occasion and their work ethic has a noticeable impact on the result. 

TRIES: Freddy Lussick, Luke Sommerton, Bayleigh Bently-Hape, Harry Wilson

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Dwayne Fuimaono

TOUGH START FOR HAROLD MATTHEWS

Kicking off the triple-header, the Roosters Under 16s had a tough first outing and went down 46-12 to the Bulldogs. 

Their were some good signs throughout the contest, including their first try of the afternoon from hooker Braydon Guyan after a perfect inside pass from five eighth Liam Tonpi. 

Second rower Toesami Toevai made damaging runs all game, and was eventually rewarded with a try through a barging run in the second half. 

Tough afternoon for the boys, but they’ll no doubt be looking forward to next week. 

TRIES: Braydon Guyan, Toesami Toevai

PLAYERS OF THE GAME: Henry Mikale and Darcy Clifton

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