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Roosters produce ANOTHER comeback to beat St George in NRLW Grand Final to clinch maiden title 

Roosters produce ANOTHER comeback to beat St George in NRLW Grand Final to clinch maiden title

  • Sydney Roosters beat St George Illawarra 16-4 to win maiden NRLW title 
  • Yasmin Meakes and Isabelle Kelly crossed in the second half for the Roosters 
  • Olivia Higgins then sealed the consequence along with her maiden NRL strive 
  • Roosters lastly gained the title in their third Grand Final look 

The Sydney Roosters have gained a maiden NRLW title, coming from behind to beat St George Illawarra 16-4 in Redcliffe.

The Dragons scored in the primary minute after which defended mightily till Yasmin Meakes and Isabelle Kelly crossed in the second half.

Hooker Olivia Higgins then sealed the consequence, skipping out of two tackles and discovering house for her maiden NRLW strive.

The Sydney Roosters gained a maiden NRLW title after beating St George 16-4 on Sunday

Isabelle Kelly (left) and Roosters captain Corban Baxter pose with the trophy after the game

Isabelle Kelly (left) and Roosters captain Corban Baxter pose with the trophy after the sport

Victory in entrance of seven,855 rowdy followers adopted a comeback from 16-0 down in opposition to three-time defending champions Brisbane final week.

And they solely simply certified for the ultimate 4, leaping from fifth on factors distinction thanks to the results of the ultimate sport of the common season.

It was the Roosters’ first win in a 3rd grand ultimate look.

Free to play after successful a judiciary battle earlier in the week, Roosters prop Sarah Togatuki was instrumental for the victors and a deserved winner of the Karyn Murphy Medal for finest on floor.

Kelly scored one of the Roosters' three second half tries as they came back from 4-0 down

Kelly scored one of many Roosters’ three second half tries as they got here again from 4-0 down

Yasmin Meakes also crossed for the Tricolours, who wont their first Grand Final at the third time of asking on Sunday

Yasmin Meakes additionally crossed for the Tricolours, who wont their first Grand Final on the third time of asking on Sunday

The Dragons took an earlier lead when Madison Bartlett crossed in the first half

The Dragons took an earlier lead when Madison Bartlett crossed in the primary half 

Dragons fullback Emma Tonegato arrange Madison Bartlett for the primary strive however was in any other case effectively contained by Kelly and fellow centre Jess Sergis.

Roosters winger Brydie Parker left the sport in the nineteenth minute, collapsing with an obvious knee damage and copping Taliah Fuimaono’s shoulder to her face on the best way down.

Fuimaono was sin-binned and Parker dominated out with what’s feared to be an ACL tear.

But her facet could not exploit the one-player benefit, the Dragons’ scrambling defence holding agency in the playmaker’s 10-minute absence.

A Roosters knock-on in the sport’s first set gave the Dragons an early look and Tonegato wanted no additional invitation. 

The Roosters lost Byrdie Parker to a knee injury just 19 minutes into the Grand Final

The Roosters lost Byrdie Parker to a knee damage simply 19 minutes into the Grand Final

Taliah Fuimaono (right) was sin-binned after smashing shoulder-first into Parker

Taliah Fuimaono (proper) was sin-binned after smashing shoulder-first into Parker

She darted from the scrum base, drawing two gamers to launch winger Madison Bartlett who scored in the left nook.

Those have been the one factors in the primary half although, the Dragons producing 4 separate efforts to both maintain up or push a Roosters participant into contact.

They regarded to have skipped out additional when, in a uncommon return to Roosters territory, Keely Davis collected her personal grubber kick and scored below the posts.

Replays confirmed a knock-on although, crucially denying the go-ahead strive in the shadows of halftime.

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