James Maloney

It was a bit of a different Roosters side to the one that fronted up last year, given the arrival of several new recruits – but it was the result that eventually mattered, as the Sydney Roosters rallied and outscored the Wests Tigers five tries to three, to win the 2013 Foundation Cup 28-16.

With most of the Roosters recruits playing, a big talking point before the clash and even after it, was the fact that Sonny Bill Williams was not playing – his first crack in the NRL will come in the form of a fantastic way to start the year, a Rd 1 clash against the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

The loss was compounded by a couple of injuries for the Tigers – Blake Ayshford copping a mild concussion and centre Chris Lawrence forced to leave the field due to a shoulder injury.

In what was a decent game overall, it was the Roosters who showed more intensity, as their players (both old and new) linked up well, in what were promising signs for the club.

Robinson, who had the joy of celebrating the birth of his child on Friday was pleased with his side’s performance, but knows that overall, trial form counts for very little.

“I thought there was some good control in parts,” Roosters coach Robinson said.

“The wins don’t make a difference when it comes to round one but there’s been parts of both trials where we’ve seen what we’ve wanted to see, both in attack and defence.”

Tigers coach Mick Potter took one key point from the loss – his side has to improve ahead of Rd 1.

“At times there we couldn’t go with them and it just shows we need to do a little bit extra at training,” Potter said.

“Defensively we’ve got a little bit of work to do.”

By ricky

2 thoughts on “Roosters end trial period on a high as they win the Foundation Cup”
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