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Roosters pass NRL test

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

AUCKLAND - Coach Trent Robinson says his Sydney Roosters passed a big test of their NRL title defence credentials with Sunday's 46-12 NRL thumping of the Warriors in Auckland on Sunday.

Not convinced by their previous three consecutive wins over St George-Illawarra, Gold Coast and Wests, Robinson believed the away victory over the dangerous Warriors put them in a good position going toward next month's playoffs.

The return of Sonny Bill Williams and Jake Friend allowed Robinson to field his "best" line-up and helped add the killer instinct needed to go deep into the knockout stages.

"We've built over that period and I knew our first real big test was coming here especially with the position the Warriors were in," Robinson said.

Now third on the NRL ladder, The Roosters face the arduous task of tackling Melbourne and South Sydney in the closing rounds of the regular season in what will be a tight battle for the minor premiership.

But after scoring 94 points in their last two outings, they have all the momentum needed to make a late surge to the top.

Robinson pointed to improvements on defence as the most encouraging signs that they are going to be a genuine title threat in September and said the challenge now was to aim for consistency.

"We need to play these games and we need to prove ourselves away from home on trips like this."








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