2003 Sydney Roosters season

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The 2003 Sydney Roosters season was the 96th in the club's history. Coached by Ricky Stuart and captained by Brad Fittler, the Roosters competed in the National Rugby League's 2003 Telstra Premiership and finished the regular season 2nd (out of 15) before going on to reach the 2003 NRL grand final which they lost to the Penrith Panthers.

A total of four Roosters players, Shannon Hegarty, Anthony Minichiello, Luke Ricketson and Michael Crocker, were selected to make their Test match débuts for the Australian national team in 2003.

Nine Roosters players were selected to play in the mid-season 2003 State of Origin series: Craig Fitzgibbon, Craig Wing, Luke Ricketson, Bryan Fletcher and Anthony Minichiello for New South Wales; and Shannon Hegarty, Chris Flannery, Justin Hodges and Michael Crocker for Queensland.

Ladder[edit]

Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1 Penrith colours.svg Penrith Panthers 24 18 0 6 2 659 527 +132 40
2 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 24 17 0 7 2 680 445 +235 38
3 Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs 24 16 0 8 2 702 419 +283 36
4 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 24 16 0 8 2 620 463 +157 36
5 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 24 15 0 9 2 564 486 +78 34
6 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 24 15 0 9 2 545 510 +35 34
7 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 24 14 0 10 2 632 635 -3 32
8 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 24 12 0 12 2 497 464 +33 28
9 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 24 11 0 13 2 570 582 -12 26
10 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons 24 11 0 13 2 548 593 -45 26
11 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 24 10 0 14 2 606 629 -23 24
12 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 24 8 0 16 2 497 704 -207 20
13 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 24 7 0 17 2 470 598 -128 18
14 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24 7 0 17 2 470 791 -321 18
15 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 24 3 0 21 2 457 758 -301 10

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