20 June, 2022

Roosters eye off finals

WITH plenty of change heading into the 2022 season, the Atherton Roosters have been building their confidence in new combinations as they look to charge through to this years finals series.

Forward Brett Power playing with plenty of confidence for the Roosters this year.
Forward Brett Power playing with plenty of confidence for the Roosters this year.

The Roosters have eight wins from their opening nine premiership matches and will be looking to make it nine straight wins when they go up against Ivanhoes this Saturday at Smithfield. 

Ivanhoes are two spots below Atherton on the points table and are always a tough assignment on their home turf. 

Having their best winter since 2019, the Roosters have pulled many admires in 2022 and presently share top spot on the first grade points table with Brothers. 

Marquee signing Rodney Griffin has brought plenty to the Roosters this year but they have also played well without him as their collection of young and experienced stars have taken on the weekly tasks. 

In their last start, the Roosters took the points over Tully but were very flat and lacked the spark which has driven them to several eye catching victories. 

The Roosters are booked for four straight away games in the coming weeks against Ivanhoes, Yarrabah, Kangaroos and Brothers before returning home on July 30. 

Game times at the Smithfield Sporting Complex on Saturday are 1pm Under 18, 2.30pm reserve grade, 4pm first grade.

With half the 2022 senior premiership competition now completed, the standings on the FNQ Rugby League points tables are.

First Grade 

  •  Atherton 16

  • Brothers 16

  • Mossman 14

  • Innisfail 14

  • Ivanhoes 12

  • Kangaroos 12

  • Suburbs 8

  • Tully 6

  • Yarrabah 6

  • Mareeba 4

  • Edmonton 2

 Reserve Grade 

  • Ivanhoes 16

  • Brothers 15

  • Suburbs 16

  • Kangaroos 14

  • Innisfail 12

  • Edmonton 12

  • Atherton 9

  • Mareeba 8

  • Mossman 6

  • Tully 5

  • Yarrabah 5

Under 18's

  • Atherton 20

  • Kangaroos 18

  • Ivanhoes 18

  • Brothers 12

  • Mareeba 12

  • Edmonton 10

  • Innisfail 8

  • Yarrabah 8

  • Tully 8

  • Suburbs 4


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