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13 September, 2021

Roosters under 18s head to qualifiers

THE Atherton Roosters first grade side have ended their 2021 campaign on a sore note after going down 14-12 to the Edmonton Storm on Saturday night.


Roosters under 18 winger Will Simms charges down field at Edmonton on Saturday.

THE Atherton Roosters first grade side have ended their 2021 campaign on a sore note after going down 14-12 to the Edmonton Storm on Saturday night.

It was the final game in the Cairns District Rugby League premiership rounds and one the Roosters would have loved to have won as they look towards next year.

While Atherton and Edmonton will not feature in the coming finals series they were both chasing a win to finish the year on a high. 

On Saturday, the Roosters got a perfect start with two early tries through prop Matt Whybird to lead 12-0 after sixteen minutes of play. 

With a wealth of possession Storm hit back with three tries and took a 14-12 lead to the break. 

The second half was a scoreless 40 minutes as both sides struggled to complete their sets with poor ball security. 

The Roosters had their chances but poor ball handling stole many chances as they went close to scoring several times. 

In the under 18 match, the Roosters went down 28-14 to minor premiers Edmonton after leading 10-0 early in the first half.

The young Roosters have finished the regular season in third spot on the points table and will play Ivanhoes in the qualifying final at Barlow Park this Sunday at 11.30am.


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