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27 April, 2021

Unforced errors cost Roosters

KANGAROOS led from start to finish in a powerful showing against the Atherton Roosters, posting a 30-16 win in Saturday nights Cairns District Rugby League first grade premiership match at a soggy Mungalli Creek Dairy Stadium.

By Rhys Thomas

Roosters Adam Molloy

KANGAROOS led from start to finish in a powerful showing against the Atherton Roosters, posting a 30-16 win in Saturday nights Cairns District Rugby League first grade premiership match at a soggy Mungalli Creek Dairy Stadium.

A special ANZAC ceremony took place before the kick off and it was the hosts who were under pressure from the outset. 

Two opening tries for Kangaroos in the first ten minutes gave the visitors a 10-0 lead after only twelve minutes of play and the Roosters were booked for a hard night at the office.

The Roosters struggled to hold the ball in the greasy conditions which allowed Kangaroos to enjoy the bulk of procession and maintain pressure on the Roosters defence which was working overtime. 

Another two tries followed for Kangaroos and they went to the halftime break leading 20-0. 

Atherton’s restart was strong with two quick tries through winger Nelson Bob and fullback Ty Grogan closing the gap to 20- 12 eleven minutes into the second session. 

But the celebration was short for the Roosters as Kangaroos replied with three more tries which tied up the contest. 

The Roosters had their chances but were again guilty of unforced errors and have also now added a few more names to the club’s growing list of injury concerns. 

Atherton now have two weekends without any competition and will look to regroup for their return on May 15 against Suburbs.


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