6 June, 2022
Grogan leads points ladder
THE Atherton Roosters head into this Sunday’s clash with Tully on a roll after securing seven straight wins from their eight FNQ Rugby League 2022 premiership competition games played.
Atherton share top billing with Brothers on the first grade points table and will be freshened for their trip south on Sunday after having last weekends competition bye.
Sunday marks the start of a busy road trip program for the Roosters who travel away to play their next five games before returning home on July 30 to play the remaining four premiership games.
There has been plenty of praise for the Roosters effort this year with many stars including fullback Ty Grogan who is in career best form.
Grogan has engineered and been involved in some of Atherton’s best try scoring moments this year while also adding the extras with the boot.
He presently holds a commanding lead over his nearest rival at the top of the highest point scorer ladder with 10 tries and 35 goals.
On Sunday, the Roosters, coached by Graham Clark Snr, will be cautious of their Tully opposition who have slowly improved as the season continues.
Tully presently sit seventh on the points table but have been close to pulling off a few major upsets in recent weeks including a four point loss to Brothers.
After nine rounds of competition the first grade points table is Atherton 16, Brothers 16, Mossman 14, Ivanhoes 14, Innisfail 12, Kangaroos 12, Tully 6, Yarrabah 6, Suburbs 4, Mareeba 4, Edmonton 2.
The Senior Roosters undefeated under 18 side will be looking to stay on top of the competition with another strong game in Tully.
Sunday’s match times at Tully are 12 noon under 18, 1.30pm reserve grade, 3pm first grade.