Photos by Michael Shillito
Sydney Football Stadium, Sunday 21st March 2010.
The Tigers enter the arena
The Roosters make their
The Tigers kick off
Lote Tuqiri runs the ball
The Tigers play the ball
A healthy crowd is bathed
in sunshine
Robert Lui feeds a scrum
Daniel Fitzhenry runs
close to the touch line
First blood to the Tigers
as Benji Marshall scores
Lote Tuqiri runs 90
metres to score
Benji Marshall converts
and it's 12-0 to the Tigers
Mitchell Pearce kicks for
In hot weather, a drinks
break is taken
Mitch Aubusson dives
over to score
The Roosters run to the
Tigers' 10 metre line
Aiden Guerra dives over
to score for the Roosters
Todd Carney adds the
Anthony Minichiello is
Phil Graham scores, and
the Roosters take the lead
The video ref awards
Graham's second try
Daniel Fitzhenry attacks
the Roosters' line
The cheer girls perform at
half time
Guerra's second try
comes early in the second
Todd Carney, having a
solid day with the boots,
converts the try
The flood gates open as
Mitchell Pearce scores
Carney adds another
Mitchell Pearce unloads
after winning a scrum
Anthony Minichiello scores
in the corner
Benji Marshall plays the
A Tiger is held up in goal,
and a scoring chance
goes begging
Blake Ayshford scores for
the Tigers
Farah to Marshall
Mitchell Pearce scores,
and it's a rout
The crowd figure is posted
Jason Schirnack scores an
easy try
Benji Marshall converts
Benji Marshall dives over
for a late try
Tuqiri plays the ball
Andrew Fifita crashes over
as the Tigers finish
But it's too little too late
as the Roosters take out
a 44-32 victory
Sydney Roosters 44 def Wests Tigers 32
Roosters : Tries –
A Guerra 2, P Graham 2, M Pearce 2, M Aubusson, A Minichiello. Goals – T Carney 6/8.
Tigers : Tries – B Marshall 2, L Tuqiri, B Ayshford, J Schirnack, A Fifita. Goals – B Marshall 4/6.
Referees – J Maxwell, G Sutton. Crowd – 19,021 at Sydney Football Stadium.