Sydney Rooster fans will be thrilled to see their club back on the NRL’s radar after the All Blacks beat the Broncos by 16 points in Brisbane.
Coach Brad Arthur said he was “very, very pleased” with the win and the Rooster’s return to the top of the NRL ladder after a nine-month hiatus following the death of coach Steve Hansen.
The Broncos won 30-20 at the MCG last week to give them a four-point lead over the Rooster’s five-point edge in the NRL.
Key points:The Broncos are undefeated at home since 2013, while the Roos have lost nine of their last 10 NRL games at the SCGThe Rooste has won three straight matches against Manly since being banned from the Sydney Football StadiumThe Roos are the second-highest-scoring team in the league, with 17 points and have scored 13 unanswered tries.
Arthur was delighted to see the Roop return to NRL action after a lengthy suspension.
“I’m very, very happy,” he said.
Hopefully we can get the win.””
We’ve been working hard and we’ve done everything to prepare ourselves for the opportunity to play in the finals.”
Hopefully we can get the win.
“Roosters coach Brad Arthur says his side have had to work hard in recent weeks to get back on track after a long absenceThe Broncos and Roostere have not played in each other’s backyards since 2013.
Arthur has been working closely with his players, but it will be a different challenge for the Broncos to return to playing in the top four after losing three of their past four matches.”
It’s going to be a really difficult test for the Rooters,” he added.”
The way we play and the way we defend, they’re a really good side, but they’re not a team that likes to be caught in a trap.
“Arthur said he and his players would work hard to return home to Sydney after a seven-month break.”
They’ll be looking to get the right attitude, to put the right mindset on,” he explained.”
And we’ll be trying to get ourselves in a position to go in there and win it.
“If we’re successful, we’ll have our first win in the home league game of the year.”
A lot of hard work, lots of hard preparation.
“Manly coach Justin Hodges will be hoping the Roastes can come away with the victory as he will be looking for a fourth win in a row at the St George Illawarra Stadium against the Cowboys.”
Obviously we’re in a tough position. “
It was a really exciting game and we’re really pleased to be at the next stage of the season.”
Obviously we’re in a tough position.
We’ve had two very good teams in front of us, but we’re still in the same position as the Roots.
“The Rooster will hope they can win on Sunday in front the home crowd in Sydney.