2007 Sydney Roosters season

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2007 Sydney Roosters
League 10th NRL
2007 record W10 L13 D1
Home record W5 L6 D1
Away record W5 L7 D0
Points for 445 (78tries, 65goals, 3fieldgoals)
Team information
Coach Chris Anderson, Brad Fittler
Captain Craig Fitzgibbon
Ground Sydney Football Stadium
Average attendance 12,014
Top scorers
Tries Joel Monaghan 14
Goals Craig Fitzgibbon 57
Points Craig Fitzgibbon 122
 < 2006 2008

The 2007 Sydney Roosters season was the 100th in the club's history. They competed in the NRL's 2007 Telstra Premiership and finished 10th (out of 16).

Season summary[edit]

The Sydney Roosters had a relatively poor start to their 100th season, not recording a win until Round 7 against the St George-Illawarra Dragons on Anzac Day. This however was juxtaposed by a rather strong period in the middle of the year winning 5 of their last 8 matches between Rounds 7 and 14.

Despite their poor start to the season, the Sydney Roosters were having a late season resurgence under newly appointed Care-Taker Coach Brad Fittler. Since Chris Anderson left the club following their 56-0 loss to Manly Sea Eagles, the Sydney Roosters were yet to lose a game in 5 consecutive matches and were a few days ago, in 10th position. That came from wins over the likes of the Cronulla Sharks, Newcastle Knights, Melbourne Storm and Wests Tigers with a draw to the New Zealand Warriors. Then on 19 August, the run of being undefeated by Brad Fittler was broken, as the Gold Coast Titans claimed victory 22-18. This sits the Sydney Roosters on 11th, still a mathematical chance of making the finals.

Ladder[edit]

Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne 24 21 0 3 1 627 277 +350 44
2 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah 24 18 0 6 1 597 377 +220 38
3 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland 24 15 0 9 1 547 618 -71 32
4 New Zealand colours.svg Warriors 24 13 1 10 1 593 434 +159 29
5 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta 24 13 0 11 1 573 481 +92 28
6 Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs 24 12 0 12 1 575 528 +47 26
7 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney 24 12 0 12 1 408 399 +9 26
8 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane 24 11 0 13 1 511 476 +35 24
9 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 24 11 0 13 1 541 561 -20 24
10 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney 24 10 1 13 1 445 610 -165 23
11 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland 24 10 0 14 1 463 403 +60 22
12 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast 24 10 0 14 1 409 559 -150 22
13 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra 24 9 0 15 1 431 509 -78 20
14 Canberra colours.svg Canberra 24 9 0 15 1 522 650 -128 20
15 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle 24 9 0 15 1 418 708 -290 20
16 Panthers colours.svg Penrith 24 8 0 16 1 539 607 -68 18

Results[edit]

Round Opponent Result Syd Opp. Date Venue Crowd Report
1 South Sydney Rabbitohs Loss 6 18 19 Mar Sydney Football Stadium 24,127 [1]
2 North Queensland Cowboys Loss 6 43 24 Mar Dairy Farmers Stadium 21,396 [2]
3 Manly Warringah Sea Eagles Loss 8 30 1 Apr Sydney Football Stadium 11,976 [3]
4 Brisbane Broncos Loss 10 32 6 Apr Sydney Football Stadium 11,476 [4]
5 Canberra Raiders Loss 28 37 16 Apr Canberra Stadium 15,862 [5]
6 Bye
7 St George-Illawarra Dragons Win 18 4 25 Apr Sydney Football Stadium 18,240 [6]
8 Parramatta Eels Loss 10 28 5 May Parramatta Stadium 13,021 [7]
9 Gold Coast Titans Win 24 18 13 May Sydney Football Stadium 6,242 [8]
10 Melbourne Storm Loss 2 26 19 May Olympic Park 9,354 [9]
11 Cronulla Sharks Win 13 12 26 May Toyota Park 11,193 [10]
12 Newcastle Knights Loss 18 22 2 Jun Bluetongue Stadium 11,264 [11]
13 North Queensland Cowboys Win 64 30 9 Jun Sydney Football Stadium 4,168 [12]
14 Penrith Panthers Win 24 20 16 Jun CUA Stadium 5,831 [13]
15 Parramatta Eels Loss 16 36 23 Jun Sydney Football Stadium 12,211 [14]
16 Bulldogs Loss 6 38 2 Jul Telstra Stadium 20,722 [15]
17 Manly Warringah Sea Eagles Loss 0 56 7 Jul Brookvale Oval 9,932 [16]
18 Cronulla Sharks Win 23 12 14 Jul Sydney Football Stadium 8,421 [17]
19 Newcastle Knights Win 20 17 21 Jul Energy Australia Stadium 15,171 [18]
20 Melbourne Storm Win 26 16 27 Jul Sydney Football Stadium 8,824 [19]
21 New Zealand Warriors Draw 31 31 5 Aug Sydney Football Stadium 15,142 [20]
22 Wests Tigers Win 26 22 10 Aug Telstra Stadium 25,166 [21]
23 Gold Coast Titans Loss 18 22 19 Aug Carrara Stadium 17,425 [22]
24 Penrith Panthers Loss 22 28 25 August Sydney Football Stadium
25 South Sydney Rabbitohs Win 26 12 1 September Telstra Stadium

Notable events[edit]

  • Sydney Roosters celebrate their 100th year in the competition
  • In round 7 the Roosters defeated the St George Illawarra Dragons 18–4. This victory marked the 1,000th win in the club's history. The Roosters were the first club to achieve this feat.
  • The Roosters scored an unprecedented 64 points in round 13 against the Cowboys. This was the 3rd highest amount of points scored in a single game by the Roosters.
  • In the Roosters round 14 victory over the Penrith Panthers, the Sydney Roosters recorded their first back to back win since 2005.
  • The Roosters 56 point thrashing by Manly was their second worst defeat by Manly, and the Roosters 7th worst loss of all time. Following this loss, Chris Anderson resigned as coach with club legend Brad Fittler named as coach for the rest of the season.
  • On 14 July the Sydney Roosters defeated the Cronulla Sharks 23–12. This result after a restless week at the Roosters marked Brad Fittler's first win as a first grade coach.
  • With the round 20 victory over the competition leaders and premiership favourites, the Melbourne Storm (26–16), the Sydney Roosters recorded their first three consecutive wins since the finals series in 2004, a run which was halted by the Grand Final loss to the Canterbury Bulldogs.
  • In round 22, the Roosters became the first team in NRL history to go to Golden Point extra-time for two consecutive matches. They went on to win the match with a Joel Monaghan try.
  • In round 23, Brad Fittler tasted defeat for the first time in his coaching career, a loss to the Gold Coast Titans, 22–18.
  • On 28 August 2007, care-taker Head Coach Brad Fittler AM was appointed as the Head Coach for season 2008 (101st season for the Sydney Roosters). [23]

Wins[edit]

Draws[edit]

Players[edit]

The following is the Sydney Roosters squad named for the 2007 season. For Player Contracts see below in the external links section for details.

No. Position Player
989 Australia SR Craig Fitzgibbon (c)
990 Australia HK Craig Wing
994 Australia FB Anthony Minichiello
995 Australia SR Chris Flannery
1033 Australia SR Lopini Paea
1035 Australia SR Anthony Tupou
1038 Australia HK Heath L'Estrange
1040 New Zealand WG Sam Perrett
1044 Australia WG Joel Monaghan
1045 Australia SR Nigel Plum
1046 Australia WG Amos Roberts
1047 New Zealand CE Iosia Soliola
1049 Australia FE Jamie Soward #
No. Position Player
1052 Australia SR Mickey Paea
1053 Australia PR David Shillington
1055 Australia FE Braith Anasta
1056 Australia LK Ashley Harrison (vc)
1057 Tonga PR Charlie Tonga
1060 New Zealand CE Vince Mellars
1068 Australia PR Chris Beattie
1070 Australia SR Nate Myles
1071 Australia PR Danny Nutley
1072 Australia HB Mitchell Pearce
Australia WG John Williams
  1. Jamie Soward as of 28 May has left the Sydney Roosters. He is now a member of the St George Illawarra Dragons.[1]
  2. Josh Lewis as of 14 May gained a release from the Sydney Roosters and with immediate effect will play for the Gold Coast Titans
  3. Nigel Plum as of 5 June sought and was granted a release from the Sydney Roosters and has immediately signed with the Canberra Raiders.
  4. Chris Flannery as of 15 June has been granted a release from the Sydney Roosters. Flannery, a seasoned origin player for Queensland has since signed with St. Helens in the European Super League.

Player Summary[edit]

Sydney Roosters 2007 Appearance Interchange Tries Goals F/G Points
Braith Anasta 19 - 5 - 2 22
Mitchell Aubusson 10 7 3 - - 12
Chris Beattie 1 5 - - - 0
Willie Brown - 2 - - - 0
Craig Fitzgibbon 23 - 2 57 - 122
Ashley Harrison 13 7 4 - - 16
Shaun Kenny-Dowall 14 - 8 - - 32
Heath L'Estrange 6 2 - - - 0
Josh Lewis 1 - 1 - - 4
Anthony Minichiello 10 - 2 - 1 9
Joel Monaghan 20 - 14 - - 56
Nate Myles 7 8 - - - 0
Danny Nutley 17 7 - - - 0
Frank-Paul Nuuausala 1 2 - - - 0
Lopini Paea 7 15 3 - - 12
Mickey Paea - 5 - - - 0
Mitchell Pearce 13 3 2 - - 8
Sam Perrett 24 - 9 - - 36
Nigel Plum 1 3 - - - 0
Amos Roberts 20 1 7 8 - 44
Setaimata Sa 7 7 1 - - 4
Shane Shackleton 6 14 1 - - 4
David Shillington 21 - 1 - - 4
Iosia Soliola 13 - 1 - - 4
Jamie Soward 1 - - - - 0
Charlie Tonga - 2 - - - 0
Anthony Tupou 21 1 4 - - 16
Danny Williams - 5 - - - 0
John Williams 12 - 5 - - 20
Craig Wing 24 - 5 - - 20
Total 312 96 78 65 3 445

Player Movements[edit]

Incoming[edit]

Name Club Coming From Details
Mark O'Meley Bulldogs 4-year contract, begins 2008 [24]
James Aubusson Melbourne Storm 3-year contract, begins 2008 [25]
Willie Mason Bulldogs 3-year contract, begins 2008 [26]

Outgoing[edit]

Name Club Going To Details
Craig Wing South Sydney Rabbitohs 4-year contract, begins 2008 [27]
Joel Monaghan Canberra Raiders 3-year contract, begins 2008 [28]
Jamie Soward St George-Illawarra Dragons 2-year contract, effective immediately [29]
Josh Lewis Gold Coast Titans 3-year contract, effective immediately [30]
Nigel Plum Canberra Raiders 2-year contract, effective immediately [31]
Chris Flannery St Helens RLFC 4-year contract, effective immediately [32]
Heath L'Estrange Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 2-year Contract begins 2008 [33]

Representative Players[edit]

The following is a list of Sydney Rooster players who have played for Australia or New Zealand and other nations, New South Wales or Queensland and City or Country in representative levels of football during the 2007 calendar year. This is correct as of 15 May 2007

International[edit]

Australia

New Zealand

State of Origin[edit]

New South Wales

Queensland

City Vs Country[edit]

City

Country

Staff[edit]

Coaching Staff[edit]

Head Coach - Brad Fittler AM (10 July 2007 - )
Head Coach - Chris Anderson (16 March 2007 – 9 July 2007)
Physical Performance Manager - Ronald Palmer
Strength and Conditioning Coach - Richard Harris
Strength and Conditioning Coach - Ben Gardiner
Jersey Flegg and NRL Assistant Coach - James Pickering
Club Physotherapist - Tony Ayoub
Football Manager - Troy Rovelli
Team Doctor - Dr John Orchid
Recruitment and Retention - Arthur BeetsonOAM

Assistant Staff/ Consultants[edit]

Luke Phillips
Luke Ricketson
Adrian Lamb
Phil Gould

Executive[edit]

CEO - Brian Canavan
Chairman - Nick Politis

List incomplete

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Soward released by Roosters". Sydney Roosters. 28 May 2007. Retrieved 28 May 2007. 

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