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Roosters move to second

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Monday, September 01, 2014

SYDNEY - The Sydney Roosters have served notice to the rest of the NRL that they are still the team to beat after producing a battling performance to beat Melbourne 24-12 at Allianz Stadium.

The defending premiers' rise up the ladder has almost gone unnoticed after their sluggish start to the season, but they've peaked at precisely the right time.

They have moved up to second spot and can potentially win a second successive minor premiership with victory over competition leaders South Sydney on Thursday.

Craig Bellamy's side were on top for most of the encounter thanks to two Billy Slater tries but the game turned in favour of the hosts 15 minutes from time when Mitchell Pearce scored following a rare mistake from Cameron Smith.

The Roosters opened the scoring when NSW winger Daniel Tupou timed his run perfectly to latch onto Jake Friend's well-executed grubber kick after just four minutes.

But the Storm responded well and had the bulk of possession thanks to back-to-back penalties against the home side before Slater darted under the posts allowing Smith to level the game with a close range kick.

The Roosters' defence held out the visitors despite some heavy pressure as the sides went into the break at 6-6.








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