Roosters knock Eels back to Earth

The Sydney Roosters have a recorded a massive 56-4 victory over the Parramatta Eels as they landed back to Earth after they were touted as a revived club following their Round 1 win over the Warriors.

In his long and proud career, Anthony Minichiello broke new ground at Allianz Stadium as he claimed his first career hat trick. Minichiello posted his first four-pointer early in the contest as Man of the Match, Mitchell Pearce crafted the play to perfection with Mitchell Aubusson. The Roosters led, 6-0 after 8 minutes.

Bashing forward Sam Moa was awarded his four-pointer just two minutes later as the Roosters remained ahead of the clock to lead 12-0 after 11 minutes.

Darcy Lussick was lucky to remain on the field in the 17th minute as he cleaned up Jared Waerea-Hargreaves with a swinging arm high tackle. The tackle saw the players blow up and confront each other, however no further action was taken.

The Roosters halves and back line were the shining lights across the park as they linked together in sync midway through the first up to put Minichiello across for his second. Roosters 16-0 after 22 minutes.

The Eels looked to spark themselves back into the contest as they controlled the 10 minutes heading into half time. However, despite the swing of possession they managed just the one try in the match. Semi Radradra backed up his efforts in Round 1 as he barged through the Roosters defence to beat Roger Tuivasa-Sheck to the ball.

After 40 minutes, the Roosters led the Eels 16-4.

The Sydney Roosters were clinical in the second half as the piled on a further five unanswered tries. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Mitchell Aubusson, Daniel Tupou, Anthony Minichiello all crossing for points as the Eels defence crumbled at the fast paced and damaging attack formations of the 2013 NRL premiers. 

Boyd Cordner sealed the match for the Roosters in the final minutes after firstly denied by the video referee. Cordner in the play immediately after the denial, ran the same line to powered over the try line to notch the lead beyond 50 points, 56-4.

Brad Arthur truly welcomed into the NRL coaching ranks as he was given a first class lesson by Trent Robinson in how to prepare a World Class side. Parramatta’s path to the premiership doesn’t get any easier as they trek to Brookvale Oval to face the Sea Eagles. Meanwhile the Roosters head across the northern border to Suncorp Stadium to battle against the undefeated Brisbane Broncos.


Match Details
Sydney Roosters 56 Parramatta Eels 4
Venue: Allianz Stadium
Crowd: 13269
Halftime Score: Sydney Roosters 16 Parramatta Eels 4

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Mitchell Pearce
2 points - Anthony Minichiello
1 point - Roger Tuivasa-Sheck

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (56)
Tries: Anthony Minichiello (3), Sam Moa, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (2), Mitchell Aubusson (2), Daniel Tupou, Boyd Cordner
Field Goals:
Conversions: James Maloney (8/10)
Penalty Goals:

PARRAMATTA EELS (4)
Tries: Semi Radradra
Field Goals:
Conversions: Corey Norman (0/1)
Penalty Goals:


LeagueUnlimited.com Live Commentary

TEAM NEWS is in for this third and final Super Saturday fixture at Allianz Stadium. Remi Casty drops off Sydney Roosters bench with Dylan Napa getting the final spot.

Meanwhile for the Parramatta Eels, a positional change with Kenny Edwards moving to hooker with Kaysa Pritchard ruled out.

We are minutes away from kick off at Allianz Stadium with both teams in the sheds after their pre-game warm ups.

1: We are UNDERWAY at Allianz Stadium as the Sydney Roosters kick off.

1: First penalty of the match goes to the Eels as the Roosters were ruled offside

2: Luke Kelly bombs high on the last tackle and Daniel Tupou is trapped in the field of play but pushed back in goal. Line drop out for the Eels.

4: Frank Paul Nuuausala offloaded as he fell but the pass to Mitchell Aubusson was deemed forward. Scrum for the Eels on halfway

6: After a mix up with the referees, but a penalty is awarded to the Roosters with Jarryd Hayne ruled offside from the kick. Roosters with a let off on their own goal line

7: TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Anthony Minichiello. Kick to come.

Anthony Minichiello finishes off a brilliant play from the Roosters as Mitchell Pearce worked with his namesake Aubusson to link together to set up the fullback. Roosters with a great running play to post their first try

8: SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

James Maloney from right in front of the uprights slots the conversion attempt to make no mistake. The Roosters rolling after conceding a few early penalties.

9: Penalty awarded to the Roosters as Luke Kelly was ruled offside from the kick. Roosters looking to back up their first points with another try. Chance as they attack 10 metres out

10: VIDEO REFEREE for the Roosters, we have a TRY for Sam Moa. Looking at the grounding here as he dived at the line.

10: TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Sam Moa. Kick to come.

Sam Moa has been given the GREEN LIGHTS as he dived under the defence of the Eels at the try line. The Roosters on a roll now as the penalties continue to come against the Eels.

11: SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

James Maloney with another easy conversion attempt slots the extras

15: Penalty to the Eels as Jake Friend collected Jarryd Hayne high in the tackle as he looked to cover him up in goal. Eels kick for the sideline and attack just shy of halfway

16: Penalty to the Roosters as the Eels jumped too quickly off the defensive line. Pearce kicks for the sideline and the Roosters attack on halfway

16: Time off here with players blowing up. Fighting has broken up, possible punches thrown from Darcy Lussick and JWH

17: Darcy Lussick has been penalised and placed ON REPORT for a swinging arm tackle on Jared Waerea-Hargreaves. Roosters with possession as Lussick was very lucky not to be sent off

19: Penalty to the Roosters once again for the Eels being offside. Roosters attack 20 metres out

19: Luke Kelly penalised again for being offside at the play of the ball, Hayne called out by the referee for the official warning.

20: TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Anthony Minichiello. Kick to come.

Anthony Minichiello sails down the sideline as the Roosters create an overlap on the western side of Allianz Stadium. The Roosters setting up the quick passes as the halves and fullback linked together

22: UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Conversion attempt by James Maloney unsuccessful.

James Maloney with his most difficult conversion of the match so far, fails to slot it from out wide to get extras for the Roosters

25: Penalty to the Eels as Vai Toutai was tackled without the ball. Daniel Tupou the offender as Vai jumped for the ball from the kick. Eels with possession on their 20 metre line.

31: Penalty to the Eels for the Roosters markers not square, the Roosters release all the pressure as the Eels were trapped in their own 10 metre zone. They march up to 10 metres shy of halfway

32: TRY PARRAMATTA EELS
Scored by Semi Radradra. Kick to come.

Semi Radradra gets GREEN LIGHTS from the VIDEO REFEREE as he beat Roger Tuivasa-Sheck to the football at the line. The Eels finally crossing the white wash as the capitalised on possession from a penalty

32: UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PARRAMATTA EELS
Conversion attempt by Corey Norman unsuccessful.

Corey Norman from the western sideline hooks the conversion and it's waived away

37: Daniel Mortimer catches the tired markers offside and the Eels concede another penalty. The Roosters march up and attack 10 metres out

40: The Parramatta Eels almost coming up with a brilliant four-pointer which saw Hayne and Semi link together. However the passes going to ground as they managed to crack the Roosters defence.

40: The second half is UNDERWAY as the Eels kick off to give the Roosters first use of possession

44: TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Roger Tuivasa-Sheck. Kick to come.

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck shows the Eels defence up with some fancy footwork and a brilliant fend to slide over the line for the Roosters fourth try of the night.

44: SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

James Maloney with the conversion attempt slots the extras to extend the Roosters lead to 18 points.

45: Anthony Minichiello with a lucky catch as he managed to take the kick restart dead and the Eels concede a penalty on halfway. Roosters with the kick for touch march up to 20 metres out

46: TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Mitchell Aubusson. Kick to come.

Mitchell lays it on for Mitchell and Pearce's pass for Aubusson cracks the line defence of the Eels and it's a simple four-pointer for the Roosters

46: SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

James Maloney nails the conversion attempt from out wide of the right post to make it a 24 point lead for the roosters

49: TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Roger Tuivasa-Sheck. Kick to come.

Roger Tuivasa-Shec runs riot down the sideline as the Roosters spread quickly to the eastern side and the Eels covering defence fails to stop the play. Brilliant running football from the Roosters

50: UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Conversion attempt by James Maloney unsuccessful.

James Maloney with the most difficult attempt of the night as he lines up the conversion from the eastern touchline. The strike is good and the goal is missed

52: Jarryd Hayne somehow managed to save a 40/20 kick as Mitchell Pearce fired it beautifully down field, however for the Roosters the Eels fullback secured possession

55: Penalty to the Roosters against Tim Mannah for a crusher tackle, a harsh call but the Eels concede another penalty to give the Roosters a shot at the try line 20 metre sout

56: TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Daniel Tupou. Kick to come.

Daniel Tupou has been gifted a four-pointer as Michael Jennings managed to pop a beautiful pass up for his winger as he fell to ground. Tupou sailed in easily for the Roosters 7th try.

57: SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

Maloney with the conversion attempt from 10 metres in from the sideline nails the goal to extend the lead to 34 points

59: UNFORCED ERROR PARRAMATTA EELS
Vai Toutai makes an unforced error.

Vai Toutai juggles the catch as he was under pressure from Daniel Tupou. Scrum packs for the Roosters 10 metres out

62: Penalty to the Eels, first one in a while as the Roosters were caught inside the 10 metres. Parramatta attack 10 metres out from the Roosters try line

64: TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Anthony Minichiello. Kick to come.

Anthony Minichiello strikes again and he has THREE! The Roosters breaking the spirits of the Eels as they turned defence into attack. Minchiello bolted between the line off a short pass from Kenny-Dowall.

65: SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

James Maloney with the conversion slots the extras to make this a massive 40 point lead.

67: VIDEO REFEREE for the Roosters, Boyd Cordner has charged into the in goal area. We have a TRY, looking at grounding

67: Boyd Cordner has been HELD UP according to the video referee. Back to the 10 metre line.

67: TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Boyd Cordner. Kick to come.

Boyd Cordner gets some redemption as he sailed into the defence again off a brilliant short pass from Mitchell Pearce to score.

67: SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

James Maloney notches up the 50 points, the half century comes up for the Roosters. Incredible playing performance from the Roosters tonight

73: Mitchell Pearce looked to fire a pass to his winger, but the pass is forward. Scrum for the Eels 15 metres off their own line.

76: TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Mitchell Aubusson. Kick to come.

Mitchell Aubusson powers over the goal line as he dances between Tim Mannahha and Corey Norman to ground the ball over the line.

77: SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

James Maloney extends the lead past 50 points as the Eels are left stunned by the result tonight

80: FULL TIME at Allianz Stadium has seen the Roosters knock the Eels back to Earth with a massive 56-4 defeat.

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