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9 August, 2021

Roosters clean sweep

CENTRE Nigel Woodleigh and winger Ty Grogan both scored doubles in the Atherton Roosters 46-6 win over the Tully Tigers at the Mungalli Creek Dairy Stadium on Saturday night.


Roosters under 18 centre Keyarn Porter looks to make metres against Tully on Saturday

CENTRE Nigel Woodleigh and winger Ty Grogan both scored doubles in the Atherton Roosters 46-6 win over the Tully Tigers at the Mungalli Creek Dairy Stadium on Saturday night. 

The first grades win made it a clean sweep for the Roosters after winning the two earlier lower grade games.

After leading 24-6 at the break, the Roosters went onto score a further 22 unanswered points in the second stanza to wrap up the eight tries to one victory. 

Speedsters Woodleigh and Grogan were again at their best sparking the Roosters attack and troubling the Tully defence all night. 

Forward James Clark made a welcome return from injury for the Roosters while prop Matt Whybird capped off a strong game with a try at the 79th minute. 

The Roosters under 18 side have driven further into the finals series following their 34- 18 win over Tully. Nelson Bob, Keyarn Porter, Aiden Carson, Jayden Ives, Kaleb Nielson and Daniel Walker all scored four pointers for the Roosters. The Roosters also won the reserve grade match 28-14 over Tully. 

This weekend the Senior Roosters have the Cairns District Rugby League competition bye before hosting Innisfail in the annual John Cole Toyota Mayors Cup match on August 21.

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