AFL grand final: Roosters’ Rooster fans back Roostermate in the NRL grand final
Roostering fans are celebrating their club’s NRL grand Final victory over the Canterbury Bulldogs in Sydney’s MCG on Sunday.
Rooosters coach Wayne Bennett was not available for comment after the game, but a club statement said he was “satisfied” with the outcome.
“We are looking forward to the match and I am pleased with the performance of the Roostercamp squad, our supporters and the entire Roosterville community,” the statement read.
“The Roostervamp is very proud to be the first team to be crowned NRL Grand Final winners in our State of Origin era.
The Roosterers are also proud of the support from our local community.
They are well placed to provide an entertaining atmosphere for the NRL Grand final.”
Roosters captain Cameron Munster, who is playing in his second year at the club, was also present in the MCG crowd.
“It’s a great way to end our season and I’m looking forward in what we have in store for the rest of the season,” he said.
“Everyone knows we’ve been the best team to play the Bulldogs in our last eight games, so it’s great to be part of it.”
Roosterers skipper Cameron Munsey was also in the crowd, and was the first to leave the ground.
Roostervock coach Wayne Bond said the club was “disappointed” at the Bulldogs’ victory.
“Obviously we know it was a tough game for the Rooster and we were disappointed with their performance, but we know we’re still a great side in this competition,” he told the club’s website.
“This was a great night for our team and I think it’s important to recognise that we have a really good group of players who can compete for a place in the finals.”
Bond said his team’s season was far from over.
“There’s a lot of good work to be done in the pre-season to get back into contention, and I expect our guys to play better in the upcoming weeks than we did in the past,” he added.
“For now, the Roasters have the momentum and we have the desire to get in and win.”
Roop fans were not happy with the Bulldogs.
“What we’re seeing from Canterbury this year is absolutely terrible,” one Rooster told ABC Radio Sydney.
“They’re not a team that’s going to go out there and play hard, they’re a team who just run at people and go for the win.
They don’t give a rat’s ass.”
Topics:nrl,nrl-football,nsw,sydney-2000,vic,act,act-20,australiaFirst posted March 23, 2020 07:36:34Contact Nathan WalkerMore stories from New South Wales