2008 Sydney Roosters season

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2008 Sydney Roosters
League 6th NRL
2008 record W15 L11 D0
Home record W8 L5 D0
Away record W7 L6 D0
Points for 540 (96tries, 77goals, 2fieldgoals)
Team information
CEO Steve Noyce
Coach Brad Fittler
Captain Craig Fitzgibbon, Braith Anasta
Ground Sydney Football Stadium
Average attendance 13,951
Top scorers
Tries Shaun Kenny-Dowall 15
Goals Craig Fitzgibbon 62
Points Craig Fitzgibbon 136
 < 2007 2009

The 2008 Sydney Roosters season was the 101st in the club's history. They competed in the NRL's 2008 Telstra Premiership and finished the regular season 4th (out of 16). Despite losing their first finals match, the Roosters got another chance the following week but were knocked out by the New Zealand Warriors.

Ladder[edit]

Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne 24 17 0 7 2 584 282 +302 38
2 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah 24 17 0 7 2 645 355 +290 38
3 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla 24 17 0 7 2 451 384 +67 38
4 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 24 15 0 9 2 511 446 +65 34
5 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane 24 14 1 9 2 560 452 +108 33
6 Canberra colours.svg Canberra 24 13 0 11 2 640 527 +113 30
7 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra 24 13 0 11 2 489 378 +111 30
8 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand 24 13 0 11 2 502 567 -65 30
9 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle 24 12 0 12 2 516 486 +30 28
10 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 24 11 0 13 2 528 560 -32 26
11 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta 24 11 0 13 2 501 547 -46 26
12 Panthers colours.svg Penrith 24 10 1 13 2 504 611 -107 25
13 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast 24 10 0 14 2 476 586 -110 24
14 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney 24 8 0 16 2 453 666 -213 20
15 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland 24 5 0 19 2 474 638 -164 14
16 Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs 24 5 0 19 2 433 782 -349 14

Squad[edit]

The following players are contracted to the Sydney Roosters for the 2008 season.[1]

No. Position Player
989 Australia SR Craig Fitzgibbon (c)
994 Australia FB Anthony Minichiello
1033 Tonga PR Lopini Paea
1035 Australia LK Anthony Tupou
1040 New Zealand WG Sam Perrett
1046 Australia WG Amos Roberts
1047 New Zealand CE Iosia Soliola
1052 Tonga SR Mickey Paea
1053 Australia PR David Shillington
1054 Australia SR Shane Shackleton
1055 Australia FE Braith Anasta
1061 New Zealand PR Steve Meredith
1063 New Zealand CE Setaimata Sa
1065 Australia WG Shaun Foley
1067 Australia CE Mitchell Aubusson
No. Position Player
1069 New Zealand WG Shaun Kenny-Dowall
1070 Australia SR Nate Myles
1071 Australia PR Danny Nutley
1072 Australia HB Mitchell Pearce
1074 New Zealand PR Frank-Paul Nuuausala
Australia CE Albert Hopoate
Australia HB Jai Ayoub
Australia HK Riley Brown
Australia SR Daniel Howard
Australia CE Tevita Folau
Australia HK Rory Kostjaysn
Australia HK James Aubusson
Australia SR Willie Mason
Australia PR Mark O'Meley
Australia WG Brent Grose

Player Movement[edit]

The Roosters have had a rather significant amount of player movement which will result in an extensive squad change from the 2007 season. The Roosters have lost 10 players from their 2007 squad and gained 4 new players, including high profile signings Willie Mason and Mark O'Meley.

Gains[edit]

Name From Details
Mark O'Meley Bulldogs 4-year contract [1]
James Aubusson Melbourne Storm 3-year contract [2]
Willie Mason Bulldogs 3-year contract [3]
Brent Grose Warrington Wolves 1-year contract [4]
Riley Brown Newcastle Knights 2-year contract

Losses[edit]

Name Club Going To Details
Craig Wing South Sydney Rabbitohs 4-year contract [5]
Joel Monaghan Canberra Raiders 3-year contract [6]
Jamie Soward St George-Illawarra Dragons 2-year contract [7]
Josh Lewis Gold Coast Titans 3-year contract [8]
Nigel Plum Canberra Raiders 2-year contract [9]
Chris Flannery St Helens RLFC 4-year contract [10]
Heath L'Estrange Manly Sea Eagles 2-year contract [11]
Ashley Harrison Gold Coast Titans 3-year Contract [12]
John Williams North Queensland Cowboys 3-year Contract [13]
Danny Williams Bulldogs 2-year Contract [14]
George Ndaira South Sydney Rabbitohs [15]
Chris Beattie Retired

2008 Results[edit]

Opponent Result Score Date Venue
Trial Dhunghutti Broncos Win 48-0 15 February Port Macquarie
Trial Wauchope Wolves Win 22-0 15 February Port Macquarie
Trial Port Macquarie Sharks Win 24-4 15 February Port Macquarie
Foundation Cup Wests Tigers Win 34-28 23 February Sydney Football Stadium
Trial Parramatta Eels Loss 18-34 1 March Bluetongue Stadium
Round 1 South Sydney Rabbitohs Win 34-20 14 March ANZ Stadium
Round 2 Brisbane Broncos Loss 14-20 21 March Sydney Football Stadium
Round 3 Melbourne Storm Win 10-6 29 March Sydney Football Stadium
Round 4 Bulldogs Win 40-12 4 April ANZ Stadium
Round 5 Penrith Panthers Win 28-12 12 April CUA Stadium
Round 6 Newcastle Knights Loss 20-34 20 April Bluetongue Stadium
Round 7 St. George-Illawarra Dragons Loss 6-26 25 April ANZ Stadium
Round 8 Bye - -
Round 9 Canberra Raiders Win 30-4 10 May Sydney Football Stadium
Round 10 Parramatta Eels Win 32-12 16 May Parramatta Stadium
Round 11 New Zealand Warriors Win 38-12 25 May Mt Smart Stadium
Round 12 Wests Tigers Win 19-10 2 June Sydney Football Stadium
Round 13 Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Loss 0-42 7 June Brookvale Oval
Round 14 Penrith Panthers Win 32-12 13 June Sydney Football Stadium
Round 15 Newcastle Knights Win 16-14 22 June Energy Australia Stadium
Round 16 Bulldogs Win 24-14 27 June Sydney Football Stadium
Round 17 Bye - -
Round 18 Gold Coast Titans Loss 28-32 11 July Sydney Football Stadium
Round 19 Canberra Raiders Loss 12-34 20 July Canberra Stadium
Round 20 Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Win 34-12 27 July Sydney Football Stadium
Round 21 North Queensland Cowboys Win 32-20 2 August Dairy Farmers Stadium
Round 22 Parramatta Eels Loss 24-28 10 August Sydney Football Stadium
Round 23 Melbourne Storm Loss 6-30 15 August Olympic Park Stadium
Round 24 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Loss 0-20 22 August Toyota Stadium
Round 25 South Sydney Rabbitohs Win 22-20 29 August ANZ Stadium
Round 26 St. George-Illawarra Dragons Win 10-0 5 September Sydney Football Stadium
Finals Week 1 Brisbane Broncos Loss 16-24 12 September Sydney Football Stadium
Finals Week 2 New Zealand Warriors Loss 13-30 19 September Mt Smart Stadium

Player Summary[edit]

Sydney Roosters 2008 Appearance Interchange Tries Goals F/G Points
Braith Anasta 25 - 11 5 1 55
James Aubusson 6 17 1 - - 4
Mitchell Aubusson 19 3 9 - - 36
Riley Brown 21 - - - - 0
Anthony Cherrington 5 9 - - - 0
Craig Fitzgibbon 21 - 3 62 - 136
Jake Friend - 5 - - - 0
Brent Grose 11 4 3 - - 12
Ben Jones (rugby league born 1990) - 1 - - - 0
Shaun Kenny-Dowall 19 - 15 - - 60
Willie Mason 18 2 4 - - 16
Anthony Minichiello 9 - 3 - - 12
Nate Myles 15 2 1 - - 4
Frank-Paul Nuuausala 6 5 1 - - 4
Mark O'Meley 22 2 2 - - 8
Lopini Paea 10 16 - - - 0
Mickey Paea 1 7 - - - 0
Mitchell Pearce 25 - 7 - 1 29
Sam Perrett 24 1 5 - - 20
Amos Roberts 21 - 12 10 - 68
Sean Rudder - 1 - - - 0
Setaimata Sa 16 4 7 - - 28
Shane Shackleton - 2 - - - 0
David Shillington 9 14 1 - - 4
Iosia Soliola 20 2 5 - - 20
Anthony Tupou 15 7 6 - - 24
Total 338 104 96 77 2 540

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sydney Roosters Player Contracts Sydney Roosters. Retrieved 6 February 2008

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