Just five days after they were ambushed and upset by the Canberra Raiders, the Sydney Roosters bounced back in style, walloping the St George Illawarra Dragons 30-0.
The win might come at a price, however, with Millie Boyle hit with a charge for a hip drop and Jess Sergis battling an injury throughout the entire game.
It was all Roosters to begin the game and despite denying early chances, the Roosters eventually scored when Isabelle Kelly went over the line out wide.
Tarryn Aiken then split the defence and held off a defender to power over and score.
After some swashbuckling runs from Amelia Pasikala, Olivia Kernick and other Roosters’, their dominance just continued into the second half.
Kelly would grab a second after a left side right raid saw the centre race down the sideline before cutting back inside to score.
Aiken would continue her stellar performance when she threw a lovely cut-out pass for Brydie Parker to stroll over in the corner.
The Dragons tiring middle defence were battered and bruised and Otesa Pule bustled through, racing 35m to score, outpacing Berry to crash over.
All she wrote came when the Roosters went right and Jayme Fressard crashed over to score to secure the 30-0 win.
Although he was proud of his side’s effort, Dragons coach Jamie Soward lamented the missed tackles.
“We tried too hard and we missed some tackles… the short turnaround – and they were off it as well – they probably handled it better,” Soward said.
For Roosters coach John Strange, the disappointment of last week, saw them hungrier than ever to succeed.
“We spoke after last week’s game, everyone was disappointed in themselves and it was because of the attitude that we turned up with,” Strange said.
Sydney Roosters 30 (Kelly 2, Aiken, Parker, Pule, Fressard; Goals: Kelleher 3) def. St George Illawarra Dragons 0.
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