Sydney Roosters season 2008

Sydney Roosters season 2008

This article contains general information and statistics regarding the Sydney Roosters 2008 season in the National Rugby League. In the 101st year of professional rugby league in Australia, the Roosters celebrated their 101st season, the only club to spend every season in the competition. In 2007 the Roosters finished the regular season in 10th place.

Ladder

quad

The following players are contracted to the Sydney Roosters for the 2008 season. [ [http://sydneyroosters.com.au/players/player_contracts.php Sydney Roosters Player Contracts] Sydney Roosters. Retrieved February 6 2008]

Player Movement

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

Results

Trial Games

Before playing trials against any other National Rugby League teams, the Roosters took on three regional teams at Port Macquarie Regional Stadium. The matches contained only 30 minutes of play each. [ [http://sydneyroosters.com.au/news.php?ArticleID=3024 Roosters results from Port Macquarie] Sydney Roosters. Retrieved February 17 2008]

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date = Trial 1
February 15, 2008
team1 = Sydney Roosters
team2 = Dhunghutti Broncos
score = 48 - 0
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points1 =
points2 =
stadium = Port Macquarie Regional Stadium
attendance = 4,500
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date = Trial 1
February 15, 2008
team1 = Sydney Roosters
team2 = Wauchope Wolves
score = 22 - 0
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points1 =
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stadium = Port Macquarie Regional Stadium
attendance = 4,500
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date = Trial 1
February 15, 2008
team1 = Sydney Roosters
team2 = Port Macquarie Sharks
score = 24 - 4
report = [http://sydneyroosters.com.au/news.php?ArticleID=3024 Report]
points1 =
points2 =
stadium = Port Macquarie Regional Stadium
attendance = 4,500
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date = Trial 2
March 1, 2008
team1 = Sydney Roosters
team2 =
score = 18 - 34
report = [http://www.sportsaustralia.com/articles/news.php?id=3181 Report]
points1 = Tries: Roberts (2) 40', 69'
Minichiello 67'
Goals: Roberts (2/2)
Fitzgibbon (1/1)
points2 = Tries: Grothe 5'
Hayne 22'
Cordoba 37'
Hauraki 48'
Burt 62'
Riddell 74'
Goals: Burt (5/6)
stadium = Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford
attendance = 8,143
referee=
manofmatch=

Foundation Cup

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date = February 23, 2008
team1 = Sydney Roosters
team2 =
score = 34 - 28
report = [http://www.leagueunlimited.com/article.php?newsid=15160 Report]
points1 = Tries: Kenny-Dowall (3) ?', 36', 48'
Minichiello 40'
Anasta 59'
Tupou 78'
Goals: Roberts (5/6)
points2 = Tries: Fulton 29'
Lawrence 43'
Morris 55'
Tagive 66'
Marshall 72'
Goals: Hodgson (4/5)
stadium = Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
attendance = 15,197
referee=
manofmatch=

Regular Season

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date = Round 1
March 14, 2008
7:30pm Local
team1 = South Sydney Rabbitohs
team2 =
score = 20 - 34
report = [http://sydneyroosters.com.au/news.php?ArticleID=3079 Report]
points1 = Tries: Merritt (2) 19', 65'
Gordon 61'
Paulson 72'
Goals: Luke (2/4)
points2 = Tries: Sa (2) 4', 51'
Myles 10'
Tupou (2) 26', 32'
Kenny-Dowall 49'
Goals: Fitzgibbon (5/6)
stadium = ANZ Stadium, Homebush
attendance = 29,386
referee= Tony Archer
manofmatch= Anthony Tupou
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date = Round 2
March 21, 2008
7:30pm Local
team1 = Sydney Roosters
team2 =
score = 14 - 20
report = [http://sydneyroosters.com.au/news.php?ArticleID=3105 Report]
points1 = Tries: Anasta 11'
Tupou 31'
Goals: Fitzgibbon (3/3)
points2 = Tries: Stagg 4'
Carroll 45'
Boyd 58'
Goals: Wallace (4/5)
stadium = Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
attendance = 18,724
referee= Jared Maxwell
manofmatch= Peter Wallace
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date = Round 3
March 29, 2008
5:30pm Local
team1 = Sydney Roosters
team2 =
score = 10 - 6
report = [http://www.sydneyroosters.com.au/news.php?ArticleID=3125 Report]
points1 = Tries: Kenny-Dowall 7'
Goals: Fitzgibbon (3/3)
points2 = Tries: Slater 76'
Goals: Smith (1/1)
stadium = Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
attendance = 12,137
referee= Shayne Hayne
manofmatch=
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date = Round 4
April 4, 2008
7:30pm Local
team1 = Bulldogs
team2 =
score = 12 - 40
report = [http://www.sydneyroosters.com.au/news.php?ArticleID=3141 Report]
points1 = Tries: Roberts 62'
Hughes 79'
Goals: El Masri (2/2)
points2 = Tries: Mason (2) 18', 47'
Roberts 28'
Pearce 30'
Fitzgibbon 57'
Sa 66'
Kenny-Dowall 77'
Goals: Fitzgibbon (5/7)
Roberts (1/1)
stadium = ANZ Stadium, Homebush
attendance = 36,526
referee= Tony Archer
manofmatch= Braith Anasta
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date = Round 5
April 12, 2008
7:30pm Local
team1 = Penrith Panthers
team2 =
score = 12 - 28
report = [http://sydneyroosters.com.au/news.php?ArticleID=3154 Report]
points1 = Tries: Lewis 30'
Daniela 76'
Goals: Sammut (2/2)
points2 = Tries: Kenny-Dowall 25'
Nuuausala 34'
Roberts 43'
Fitzgibbon 66'
Pearce 71'
Goals: Fitzgibbon (4/6)
stadium = CUA Stadium, Penrith
attendance = 16,924
referee= Bernard Sutton
manofmatch=
----rugbyleaguebox
bg = #eeeeee
date = Round 6
April 20, 2008
2:00pm Local
team1 = Sydney Roosters
team2 =
score = 20 - 34
report = [http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/04/20/2222113.htm Report]
points1 = Tries: Fitzgibbon 7'
Roberts 19'
Soliola 22'
Kenny-Dowall 32'
Goals: Fitzgibbon (2/4)
points2 = Tries: Royal 12'
Paterson 27'
Vuna 69'
Bailey (2) 74', 79'
Wicks 80
Goals: Gidley (5/6)
stadium = Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford
attendance = 14,176
referee= Steve Lyons
manofmatch=
----rugbyleaguebox
bg = #eeeeee
date = Round 7
April 25, 2008
2:00pm Local
team1 = St George Illawarra Dragons
team2 =
score = 26 - 6
report = [http://sydneyroosters.com.au/news.php?ArticleID=3188 Report]
points1 = Tries: Hornby 3'
Nightingale 6'
J. Morris 38'
B. Morris 62'
Goals: Soward (5/6)
points2 = Tries: Tupou 20'
Goals: Fitzgibbon (1/1)
stadium = ANZ Stadium, Homebush
attendance = 21,596
referee= Sean Hampstead
manofmatch=
----rugbyleaguebox
bg = #eeeeee
date = Round 9
May 10, 2008
5:30pm Local
team1 = Sydney Roosters
team2 =
score = 30 - 4
report = [http://sydneyroosters.com.au/news.php?ArticleID=3225 Report]
points1 = Tries: M. Aubusson (2) 8', 26'
Anasta 16'
Soliola 35'
O'Meley 79'
Goals: Fitzgibbon (4/5)
Roberts (1/1)
points2 = Tries: Monaghan 48'
Goals: Carney (0/1)
stadium = Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
attendance = 10,241
referee= Jason Robinson
manofmatch= Craig Fitzgibbon
----rugbyleaguebox
bg = #eeeeee
date = Round 10
May 16, 2008
7:45pm Local
team1 = Parramatta Eels
team2 =
score = 12 - 32
report = [http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/sport/nrl/story/0,27074,23711326-5016547,00.html Report]
points1 = Tries: Grothe 18'
Reddy 73'
Goals: Burt (2/3)
points2 = Tries: Anasta (2) 27', 55'
Soliola 42'
Sa 46'
Grose 67'
Pearce 78'
Goals: Roberts (4/6)
stadium = Parramatta Stadium, Parramatta
attendance = 16,211
referee= Shayne Hayne
manofmatch= Braith Anasta
----rugbyleaguebox
bg = #eeeeee
date = Round 11
May 25, 2008
4:00pm Local
team1 = New Zealand Warriors
team2 =
score = 12 - 38
report = [http://news.theage.com.au/sport/roosters-thrash-warriors-in-auckland-20080525-2hz3.html Report]
points1 = Tries: Kirk 17'
Henderson 35'
Goals: Hohaia (2/3)
points2 = Tries: Kenny-Dowall (3) 3', 6', 67'
Anasta (2) 10', 53'
Sa 21'
Perrett 75'
Goals: Anasta (5/7)
stadium = Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland
attendance = 11,922
referee= Ben Cummins
manofmatch=
----rugbyleaguebox
bg = #eeeeee
date = Round 12
June 2, 2008
7:00pm Local
team1 = Sydney Roosters
team2 =
score = 19 - 10
report = [http://www.sydneyroosters.com.au/news.php?ArticleID=3268 Report]
points1 = Tries: Roberts 27'
M. Aubusson (2) 32', 54
Goals: Fitzgibbon (3/3)
Field Goals: Pearce
points2 = Tries: Farah 45'
Tuiaki 71'
Goals: Hodgson (1/2)
stadium = Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
attendance = 15,204
referee= Tony Archer
manofmatch=
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bg = #eeeeee
date = Round 13
June 8, 2008
3:00pm Local
team1 = Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
team2 =
score =
report =
points1 =
points2 =
stadium = Brookvale Oval, Manly
attendance =
referee=
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tatistics

Players arranged in alphabetical order.

Key: FG = Field Goals

ee also

* Sydney Roosters
* List of Sydney Roosters seasons

References

External links

* [http://sydneyroosters.com.au/ Sydney Roosters Official Website]


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