Sydney Roosters beat Canberra Raiders to win NRL Grand Final
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Two tries that were controversial helped Sydney Roosters win at the National Rugby League Grand Final and overcome Canberra Raiders.
The Roosters took the lead with a try from a scrum, given to them following struck on their physio, who was on the pitch.
The winning try came from ruling Raiders had the following six tackles to a handover, following his mind changed.
The Roosters broke and James Tedesco believed to complete an 14-8 victory.
Its the first time in 26 years NRL Grand Finals have been won by that the group and Sydney were pushed all of the way be a Canberra side.
But the game began with the very first choice that was contentious. Raiders prop Sia Soliola charged the ball and Luke Kearys kick down.
Canberra ended up in possession however, the referee awarded a scrum and feed into the Roosters, statingit is unfortunate but the team using a territorial advantage gets the feed. Sam Verrills watched the opening try in the scrum.
The Raiders fought back from 8-0 down to trail by two at the break, with Jack Wighton slicing through for a try.
Following the period, the Cooper Cronk was sent into the sin bin. Raiders kicked the penalty to draw amount, but it was the only points they can muster in the 10 minutes the Roosters were all down to 12 men.
But with all the Raiders commanding possession against a Roosters side, they seemed the most likely to continue and win.
But the referees change of mind enabled they took advantage, scampering upfield to grab victory and Sydney a rest.
Brisbane Broncos dominated the womens final to beat St George Illawarra 30-6 to become the first group to win back womens titles.
Raecene McGregor lavinia Gould, Julia Robinson, Chelsea Lenarduzzi and Amber Pilley all scored tries for the Broncos.
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