Saturday 24 March 2018 / 07:15 AM

RD 4: Warriors v Cowboys; Roosters v Eels

Warriors 20 Cowboys 18
Warriors: Elijah Taylor (39’), Shaun Johnson (45’), Konrad Hurrell (52’)
Cowboys: Kalifa Fai Fai Loa (12’), Brent Tate (25’), Antonio Winterstein (78’)
Mt Smart Stadium


The Cowboys continue their horrible away record as the Warriors snap their 11-game losing streak.


It started looking like the Warriors streak was going to hit 12 as a second man play was beautifully finished off by an airborne Kalifa Fai Fai Loa in the 12th minute.


The men in black continued to show their lack of confidence as the mistakes piled up.


Thurston and Bowen combined next as the Cowboys found themselves with numbers wide and Brent Tate crossed the line (25’).


It looked like the Warriors would go into the half down 12-0, however the home side pulled together and Elijah Taylor forced his way over in the 39th minute.


Half Time: Warriors 6 Cowboys 12.


The game got interesting when Shaun Johnson scored after a right footstep opened up the Cowboys defensive line (45’).


With the scores level, Konrad Hurrell dismissed four Cowboys defenders and stormed over (52’).


The Cowboys blew three good chances to score and some poor discipline from Brent Tate gifted the Warriors an 8-point lead (77′).


Antonio Winterstein scored in the corner in the 78th minute but it was too late.


Roosters 50 Eels 0
Roosters: Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (12’), Sonny Bill Williams (19’), Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (30’, 35’, 63’), Michael Jennings (45’), Daniel Mortimer (69’), Daniel Tupou (72’), Boyd Cordner (78’)
Eels: –


The Parramatta Eels suffered a record loss going down 50-0 to the Sydney Roosters.


It took 11 minutes for the Roosters to open their account. Jarred Waerea-Hargreaves stormed over off the back of some good ball movement.


The Roosters kept the pressure on, and when Mitchell Pearce tapped back a James Maloney grubber, Sonny Bill Williams was there to score.


Parramatta managed to pull off two try saving tackles, but no one could stop a highflying Roger Tuivasa-Sheck who scored in the 28th minute.


With Roger Tuivasa-Sheck recent success, the Roosters went back to him and some simple hands gave the home side a 22-0 lead.


Half Time: Roosters 22 Eels 0.


The Eels had absolutely no reply to the destructive Roosters team. In the second half Michael Jennings (45’), Daniel Mortimer (69’), Daniel Tupou (72’) and Boyd Cordner (78’) all crossed the line, with Tuivasa-Sheck also scoring in the 63rd minute to complete a hat trick.

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