Roosters spoil Slaters fairytale

Melbourne v Sydney in the decider. Cooper Cronk up against his old team with Billy Slater looking for a fairytale finish to his career. 

The opening points came in the 3rd minute off the back of a holding penalty from Will Chambers. Latrell Mitchell converted the Penalty Goal and Roosters lead early 2-0. 

The Roosters were first to score a Try in the 2018 grand final through Daniel Tupou off a long floating pass from Luke Keary. Mitchell couldn’t convert the try but Roosters held a 6-0 lead. 

The Roosters were running rampant early and Latrell Mitchell went over in the 15th minute and converted his own try. Roosters lead 12-0. 

Jake Friend made a break off the back of a Storm mistake and Cameron Munster was sin binned for holding on too long. Mitchell converted the penalty goal and Roosters lead 14-0 in the 30th minute. 

With the Storm a man down the Roosters took advantage and Joseph Manu went over in the corner in the 36th minute but Latrell Mitchell couldn’t convert from the sideline. Roosters lead 18-0. 

Halftime Roosters 18-0. 

The second half saw the Storm slowly wrestle the possession back but they couldn’t convert a few opportunities into points early on. 

It was a Josh Addo-Carr intercept try that saw the Storm finally get on the board in the 62nd minute. Cameron Smith converts from practically in front to shorten the Roosters lead 18-6. 

Luke Keary slotted a field goal to push the Roosters lead out to 19-6 with 10 minutes to go. 

Latrell Mitchell kicker a penalty goal after Munster was sin binned again for a kick to the back of the head to a Roosters player on the ground out of frustration. Roosters 21-6. 

The Roosters win the 2018 NRL Grand Final 21-6. 

Scoring Summary:

3’ Latrell Mitchell (Penalty Goal)
8’ Daniel Tupou (Try)
15’ Latrell Mitchell (Try)
16’ Latrell Mitchell (Conversion)
30’ Latrell Mitchell (Penalty Goal)
36’ Joseph Manu (Try)
69’ Luke Keary (Field Goal)
78’ Latrell Mitchell (Penalty Goal)

62’ Josh Addo-Carr (Try)
63’ Cameron Smith (Conversion)


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