Roosters show what they're really made of
The Sydney Roosters gave fans a glimpse of what could have been with a stunning 42-6 victory over arch rival St George Illawarra at Allianz Stadium.
After a string of early injuries to key players, the 15th-placed Roosters fielded their top side, and with halfback Mitchell Pearce, fullback Josh Dugan and young gun Latrell Mitchell firing, they looked like finals material not wooden spoon contenders.
Up front Jared Waerea- Hargreaves, Dylan Napa, and Boyd Cordner were back to their aggressive best with the Dragons shredded by six tries - including doubles to Blake Ferguson and winger Daniel Tupou.
The Roosters led 14-6 at half time but turned on the turbos in the second half in
It was a clear warning to their final two opponents, Cronulla and Brisbane, that they play to have a say in how the finals line up.
"It's been disappointing and frustrating not starting the year well. We know we're a better team but we did that to ourselves," said forward Cordner, who ran for 164 metres and made 26 tackles.
"Hopefully we can finish the season off on a high and go into next year with some confidence."