The Roosters bounced back into the winners circle in style, defeating the bumbling Broncos tonight 25-6 in front of a crowd of 18,000 at the Sydney Football Stadium.
The Broncos again fielded a young team due to their injury problems, however what would be concerning to coach Ivan Henjack is the fact that even the experienced players were coming up with basic errors – and certainly weren’t leading by example for their young rookies.
The Roosters on the other hand, showed no ill-effects of their heavy defeat at the hands of the Dogs last week. They were confident from the outset and took an 18-0 lead into the half time break.
While the Brisbane side did have some chances early on, they kept dropping the pill and missing crucial opportunities to get on the scoreboard early.
Todd Carney was again the icing on the cake for the Sydney side, the reborn fullback bagged a tryscoring double and kicked well for his side in a display that would have coach Brian Smith and Roosters faithful quietly confident of the months ahead.
Mini seems to be continuing to get more comfortable with his wing spot, the former no. 1 scoring a try and again getting through without injury – which surely would be his major goal for 2010.
Nate Myles also continued his hardworking form, making bucketloads of tackles and running for good meters in a forward pack that was without Jason Ryles.
For Brisbane, only really Sam Thaiday could hold his head up high from a workrate perspective, but the Origin forward at times struggled with his handling also as the Broncos battle to put any consistent pressure on opposing sides.
It doesn’t get any easier for Brisbane, they are away to the Dragons next week and will find it tough yet again. And for the high flying Roosters, they travel to Penrith to take on the Panthers.