2010 Sydney Roosters season

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2010 Sydney Roosters
League 5th NRL
2010 record W9 L7 D0
Home record W4 L2 D0
Away record W5 L5 D0
Points for 355 (50tries, 39goals, 1fieldgoal)
Points against 354 (50tries, 37goals)
Team information
CEO Steve Noyce
Coach Brian Smith
Assistant Coach Trent Robinson, Rohan Smith
Captain Braith Anasta
Ground Sydney Football Stadium
Top scorers
Tries Shaun Kenny-Dowall 21
Goals Todd Carney 72
Points Todd Carney 201
 < 2009 2011

The 2010 Sydney Roosters season was the 103rd in the club's history. Having finished with the 'wooden-spoon' (last) in 2009 they competed in the National Rugby League's 2010 Telstra Premiership, finishing 6th (out of 16). The Roosters went on to play in the 2010 NRL Grand Final, losing to the St. George Illawarra Dragons.

Pre-Season[edit]

The Sydney Roosters pre-season schedule begun with a "thank you" testimonial for Todd Carney the club that kept him playing Rugby League, the Atherton Roosters. A match was also scheduled against the New Zealand Warriors in Rotorua one day later. Coach Brian Smith sent a 22-man squad to each destination, with Smith and one of his assistant coaches, Rohan Smith heading to Rotorua and his other assistant coach Trent Robinson taking the other 22-man squad to Atherton.

The team that headed to Atherton won quite convincingly. This match saw Todd Carney score 6 points in the 68-18 win for the Roosters, in which JP Du Plessis scored a hat-trick including a try from his very first touch of the football. The team that flew out to Rotorua, on the other hand, under the leadership of Anthony Minichiello, had much tougher opposition and were well beaten 26-8 under the watchful eye of almost 10,000 supporters.

The following week, the Sydney Roosters are due to play their annual Foundation Cup match against the Wests Tigers. This will be the fourth edition of the match, with the Roosters being victorious on all of the 3 previous occasions.

The Sydney Roosters pre-season schedule concluded with a win against the Parramatta Eels at Central Coast Stadium.

Results[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Tries Goals F. Goals Attendance
12 February Trial 1 Atherton Roosters NQ Hardware Stadium, Atherton 68 - 18 Du Plessis (3), Peters, Littlejohn, Unknown (n/a) Carney (3con), Unknown (n/a) 3,000
13 February Trial 2 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua 8 - 26 Takairangi, Tuigamala 9,600
21 February Foundation Cup Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney 28 - 10 Carney, Cherrington, Kenny-Dowall, Perrett Carney (4con, 2pen) 10,281
27 February Trial 4 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels Central Coast Stadium, Central Coast 40 - 14 Minichiello (2), Guerra, Carney, Pearce, Symonds, Tuigamala Carney (6con) 18,111

Regular season[edit]

Results[edit]

The Roosters' season was highlighted by several periods. Firslty, the Chooks made a bright start winning two from two but were flogged by the Canterbury Bulldogs and during the middle of the season the Roosters seemed destined to continue with a win-loss-win-loss pattern. They also won five in a row towards the end of the season, then lost three before coming back to convincingly beat Manly, 30-14. Despite a clear run through the finals, including the almighty 100 minute epic against the Tigers, they lost the Grand Final, 32-8, against St. George Illawarra.

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Tries Goals F. Goals Attendance
14, 15 Mar:00 Round 1 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs ANZ Stadium, Sydney 36 - 10 Pearce (2), Kenny Dowall (2), Guerra, Perrett Carney (5con, 1pen) 23,149
21, 15 Mar:00 Round 2 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney 44 - 32 Graham (2), Pearce (2), Guerra (2), Minichiello, Aubusson Carney (6con) 19,021
28, 15 Mar:00 Round 3 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs ANZ Stadium, Sydney 14 - 60 Anasta, Pearce, Jones Carney (1con) 19,738
2, 20 Apr:35 Round 4 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney 25 - 6 Aubusson, Carney (2), Minichiello Carney (4con) Carney (1fieldgoal) 17,106
11, 15 Apr:00 Round 5 Penrith colours.svg Penrith Panthers CUA Stadium, Penrith 6 - 28 Aubusson Carney (1con) 14,023
17, 19 Apr:30 Round 6 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney 36 - 6 Carney (2), Minichiello, Kenny Dowall, Kouparitsas, Nuuausala Carney (4con) Anasta (2con) 9,308
25, 16 Apr:00 Round 7 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney 6 - 28 Aubusson Carney (1pen) 36,213
2, 14 May:00 Round 8 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers Campbelltown Stadium, Campbelltown 12 - 8 Nuuausala, Carney Carney (2con) 19,901
10, 19 May:00 Round 9 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney 14 - 32 Kouparitsas, Carney, Graham Carney (1con) 6,478
15, 19 May:30 Round 10 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights Bluetongue Stadium, Central Coast 18 - 34 Aubusson, Anasta, Minichiello Carney (3con) 10,018
Round 11 BYE
31, 19 May:00 Round 12 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans Skilled Park, Gold Coast 30 - 16 Kenny Dowall (2), Nuuausala (2), Anasta, Minichiello Carney (3con) 13,235
5, 19 Jun:30 Round 13 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney 18-42 Graham, Kenny Dowall, Carney Carney (3con) 7,934
14, 19 Jun:00 Round 14 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm AAMI Park, Melbourne 38-6 Masoe, Graham (2), Linnett, Minichiello, Nuuausala, Perrett Carney (5con) 10,449
Round 15 BYE
27, 16 Jun:00 Round 16 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors AMI Stadium Christchurch 18 - 20 Pearce, Carney, Kenny-Dowall Carney (3con) 20,721
4, 14 Jul:00 Round 17 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders Canberra Stadium, Canberra 22 - 12 Carney, Perrett, Kenny-Dowall, Friend Carney (3con) 10,767
9, 19 Jul:35 Round 18 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney 18 - 14 Aubusson, Carney, Perrett Carney (3con) 18,424
18, 15 Jul:00 Round 19 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney 36 - 32 Leilua (2), Carney (2), Minichiello, Aubusson Carney(6con) 19,129
26, 19 Jul:00 Round 20 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane 34 - 30 Kenny-Dowall (4), Carney, Leilua Carney(5con) 26,486
31, 17 Jul:30 Round 21 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels Parramatta Stadium, Parramatta 48 - 12 Aubusson, Kenny-Dowall, Minichiello (2), Graham (2), Linnett, Nuuausala Carney(8con) 19,824
8, 15 Aug:00 Round 22 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 12 - 19 Carney, Minichiello Carney, (2con) 37,994
13, 19 Aug:35 Round 23 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Toyota Stadium, Woolooware 12 - 18 Anasta, Kenny-Dowall Carney (2con) 8,911
23, 19 Aug:00 Round 24 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney 14 - 23 Kenny-Dowall, Minichiello, Anasta Carney (1con) 9,113
29, 15 Aug:00 Round 25 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney 30 - 14 Kenny-Dowall (3), Carney, Perrett Carney (4con, 1pen) 18,962
4, 19 Sep:30 Round 26 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys Dairy Farmers Stadium, Townsville 18 - 8 Kenny Dowall (2), Pearce Carney (3con) 12,033

Standings[edit]

Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 24 17 0 7 2 518 299 +219 38
2 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 24 15 0 9 2 645 489 +156 34
3 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 24 15 0 9 2 537 503 +34 34
4 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 24 15 0 9 2 520 498 +22 34
5 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 24 14 0 10 2 539 486 +53 32
6 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 24 14 0 10 2 559 510 +49 32
7 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 24 13 0 11 2 499 493 +6 30
8 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24 12 0 12 2 545 510 +35 28
9 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 24 11 0 13 2 584 567 +17 26
10 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 24 11 0 13 2 508 535 −27 26
11 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 24 10 0 14 2 499 569 −70 24
12 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 24 10 0 14 2 413 491 −78 24
13 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 24 9 0 15 2 494 539 −45 22
14 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 24 7 0 17 2 354 609 −255 18
15 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 24 5 0 19 2 425 667 −242 14
16 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 24 14 0 10 2 489 363 +126 01

1 Melbourne were deducted eight premiership points and barred from receiving premiership points for the rest of the season due to gross long-term salary cap breaches.[1]


Kit and Sponsors[edit]

Steggles[edit]

The Sydney Roosters reaffirmed their 'New Beginning' motto by announcing their new major sponsor, Steggles. As a part of the agreement, the clubs 'New Attitude' of Community Engagement would be embraced through a new initiative, the Charity Nest. The three-year deal could see up to $250,000 donated to charities in the 2010 season.

For every point the Sydney Roosters beat their opposition by in the 2010 season, Steggles would donate $1,000 to Charity Nest, with an extra $250 contributed by the Roosters.[2]

Player Summary[edit]

Sydney Roosters 2010 Appearance Interchange Tries Goals F/G Points
Braith Anasta 27 - 9 2 1 41
James Aubusson 6 4 1 - - 4
Mitchell Aubusson 26 - 8 - - 32
Jason Baitieri - 1 - - - 0
Sam Brunton 1 2 - - - 0
Todd Carney 28 - 16 95 1 255
Daniel Conn 2 21 1 - - 4
Daniel Fepuleai - 1 - - - 0
Jonathan Ford 2 - - - - 0
Jake Friend 14 5 1 - - 4
Phil Graham 23 - 8 - - 32
Aidan Guerra 6 3 3 - - 12
Ben Jones 4 1 1 - - 4
Martin Kennedy - 15 - - - 0
Shaun Kenny-Dowall 28 - 21 - - 84
Nick Kouparitsas 8 15 2 - - 8
Joseph Leilua 10 7 3 - - 12
Kane Linnett 13 - 4 - - 16
Mose Masoe 7 5 1 - - 4
Anthony Minichiello 26 - 12 - - 0
Nate Myles 24 - - - - 0
Frank-Paul Nuuausala 22 6 7 - - 32
Lopini Paea 9 3 - - - 0
Mitchell Pearce 22 - 9 - - 36
Sam Perrett 27 - 9 - - 36
Jason Ryles 22 4 - - - 0
Tom Symonds 2 3 - - - 0
Brad Takairangi - 2 - - - 0
Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 5 14 - - - 0
Total 372 112 114 97 2 652

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stuart Honeysett and Brent Read (23 April 2010) Shocking end to the Melbourne Storm era The Australian
  2. ^ Roosters Launch Community Initiative With Major Sponsor Steggles rleague.com, 5 February 2010