Luke Keary 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Will Chambers 18. Betting: Roosters $1.58, Storm $2.35 featured alongside some of Australia’s most prominent sports journalists. Jake Friend's bid to make his long-awaited return from the arm injury which has sidelined him since round 18 fell short. Tell us and tag ABC Grandstand @abcgrandstand on Twitter and Facebook. Into extra-time now, and an unfortunate error from a groggy Boyd Cordner gave possession to the Storm in Roosters' territory. His side had just won a lead, lost it, went behind, tied again as time wound down, then won the game in extra time. If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices. The Roosters have bounced back perfectly from last week's historic drubbing, scoring an emphatic double within eight minutes of their qualifying finals clash against the Panthers. Keary with the delightful kick and Morris somehow outleaps the very tall Saab, who barely put in much of an effort there. Includes official live player and team stats. Trent Robinson is a shrewd tactician and has the best halves combination in the business to carry out his game plan. 3/6/2020 4:26:45 AM. 20 metres secured, and a field goal in reach. Their best players are all in form and confidence is high after their thrashing of the Rabbitohs. Storm: A late change on the bench an hour before kick-off with Sandor Earl coming in at the expense of Joe Stimson. Tino Faasuamaleaui 21. Date: Saturday, September 28 Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. The Roosters have won their past nine games at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The Sydney Roosters will look to keep the dream of becoming the first NRL team in two decades to go back-to-back alive when they take on the Melbourne Storm in the second preliminary final. That climax was punctuated by the kicking brilliance registered on the scoreboard: a conversion, penalty goals and field goals. Having a look at a potential try just four minutes into the second half. NRL 2019 round 21 LIVE: Storm finish on top of Souths as Roosters beat Raiders. Cameron Smith 10. Game over, what a win this will be given what happened in the first half. The kick from Norman was a good one and that gave the Roosters a scare. Munster and Cameron Smith need to pick their spots and share the play-making and kicking workload, while Roosters five-eighth Luke Keary has to be closely marked for 80 minutes. Meanwhile, he says the Rabbitohs lacked some leadership in their forward line in the absence of Sam Burgess and Melbourne pounced on that advantage. But it would come at a massive price, with Victor Radley and Sam Verrills both with ACL's and both gone for the season. Here's how. This service may include material from Agence France-Presse (AFP), APTN, Reuters, AAP, CNN and the BBC World Service which is copyright and cannot be reproduced. Vunivalu crosses in the corner and puts the ball down beyond the try line, but the decision goes to the bunker and it turns out he stepped out first. ... Short kick-off execution. “The week’s build-up is like an international,” Hardaker said. Dale Finucane, Interchange: 14. Jake Friend 21. Josh Addo-Carr 6.Cameron Munster 7. They receive a penalty 10 metres out and opt to go for goal. You may need to download version 2.0 now from the Chrome Web Store. What jumped out to you? We want to see it. But Melbourne maximised their chances of success by getting 192cm Suliasi Vunivalu to compete for the ball and positioning themselves well for the scraps. Isaac Liu 9. A Lomax penalty puts the Dragons ahead for the first time and with no Tedesco, no Radley, no Verrills, the Roosters are looking vulnerable in a big way. Roosters: The Roosters are 1-17 after Drew Hutchison and Ryan Hall were the final omissions from the match-day squad. NRL 2019 round 21 LIVE: Storm finish on top of Souths as Roosters beat Raiders By Natassia Chrysanthos Updated August 11, 2019 — 6.16pm first published at 1.57pm The Storm were the team to beat right throughout the regular season, finishing as runaway minor premiers ahead of the second-placed Roosters by six points. Anyone can contribute to The Roar and have their work Online: Live, Kayo Sports, Foxtel App, Foxtel Now, 9Now, NRL Digital Pass After a slight stumble to finish the regular season against their arch-rivals, the Roosters sent an ominous warning to potential challengers to the throne with a 30-6 demolition of the Rabbitohs in week one of the finals series. 1. Last updated: Daniel Tupou 3. You’ll also be able to follow the game here at The Roar from 7:30pm (AEST) on Saturday evening through our live scores, blog and highlights. It took them a while but the premiers get clear of the Dragons to win their fifth straight. Zane Tetevano 16. And can you believe it, a speculator of a kick ends up in a try out of nothing for Brett Morris. Ryan Hall, Melbourne Storm Jesse Bromwich 9. The Storm were the team to beat right throughout the regular season, finishing as runaway minor premiers ahead of the second-placed Roosters by six points. Felise Kaufusi 12. Storm captain Cameron Smith said what thousands of sports fans were thinking at the conclusion of Thursday night's NRL blockbuster. In-form replacement Sam Verrills retained his place at hooker with co-captain Friend cut from the Roosters squad 24 hours out from kick-off along with Sitili Tupouniua. Meanwhile, after almost imploding a few weeks ago, the Dragons have won two straight and are right in the mix against the premiers. That's the end of a drama-filled first half. Add articles to your saved list and come back to them any time. This is a turning point for the game as we race towards the finish line. Lindsay Collins 18. Early in the set, with still time for a tackle or two before the siren, Cameron Smith teed up Ryan Papenhuyzen for the equaliser. Sitili Tupouniua 19. All seemed to be in readiness for a repeat of last year’s decider between these two sides, and while the Roosters held up their end of the bargain by beating the pants off the South Sydney Rabbitohs in their qualifying final, it wasn’t to be for the Storm who fell to the Canberra Raiders in a shock loss at home. Referees: Gerard Sutton, Adam Gee, Sydney Roosters Keary just all class there... plays what he sees, holds off passing and instead opts for the kick in behind and that's a fine rugby league try. Latrell Mitchell 4. The key for the Roosters is their middle forwards having an impact. Matching the Roosters' workrate in the middle will be vital, while the likes of Felise Kaufusi, Kenny Bromwich, Will Chambers and Justin Olam have to be defensively wary of Angus Crichton, Mitch Aubusson and Boyd Cordner on the edges. With just seven minutes to go, Cody Walker throws an impressive pass to Graham who slots his third try down for his first career hat trick. Nat Butcher 17. Cameron Smith has kicked a league-high 103 goals in 2019, while Luke Keary is equal first in line-break assists (19) with Souths hooker Damien Cook. Another huge break for the Storm puts them within one metre of the try line. • We are all a bit blessed in a way – we get the match a lot of people thought was going to be the grand final a week early. The attempt itself was a thing of beauty. FULL TIME: Storm vs Roosters – Round 8, 2020 live match centre. Maybe that will be the spark they need on a tough night at the office. It left Melbourne in control, and a driving run forced a penalty from Roosters hooker Jake Friend. They retake the lead and it's 14-12. The 2018 grand final re-match many NRL followers predicted won't be happening, but at least we get to see these two heavyweights lock horns in the post-season again. Joseph Manu 5. Everyone knew the short kick-off was coming. You can also read Adam Pengilly's piece on the Raiders v Roosters game for a refresher on the excitement from earlier. Storm vs Roosters: Match preview. As long as they adequately cover for the loss of battle-tested prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (suspended) and get a decent share of possession, the Roosters should have too much firepower for Melbourne to contain. After losing 21-6 in last year's premiership decider, the Storm would love to gain some vengeance by knocking the Roosters out of the title race. Another field goal attempt, another masterful execution. The premiers are perfectly placed to defend their crown and have provided enough evidence in 2019 to prove they aren't about to buckle under the weight of expectation now that they are two wins away from back-to-back titles. They've settled now after that emotional low in the first half when their players were falling to serious injuries and now they are on track for a very good win given the circumstances. Sliding doors. They are a champion side so won't be going down without a fight and here they are on the march now. 5 moments of NRL brilliance that made Roosters vs Storm the season's jewel. Munster skirts around defenders again to make another break for Melbourne and kicks it down the line. Morris the saviour and the Roosters keep that 20-12 lead with about five minutes left. See you on the other side. The New Zealand Warriors kicked off the 2019 NRLW season in style, shrugging off a slow start to beat the Sydney Roosters 16-12 on Saturday at AAMI Park in Melbourne. • Cloudflare Ray ID: 5e8a487afce296b0 James Tedesco 2. Your IP: 126.96.36.199 Add articles to your saved list and come back to them any time. And any mistake would gift the Storm a win. Nine is the home of the 2020 NRL premiership grand final. After four entertaining matches to kick off the finals series, week two of the Telstra Premiership playoffs has a lot to live up to. The Storm were down by a point with 40 seconds to go. Another way to prevent getting this page in the future is to use Privacy Pass.
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