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The Titans NYC side have showed some fight in second half but it was all too little, too late with the Roosters winning 60-24 at Allianz Stadium.

It was a first half onslaught from the home side, going to the break leading 44-6.

Ben Woolf’s side were dealt a blow in the opening minute with hooker Zae Wallace leaving the field for a HIA test but luckily he passed the test and was able to return to the field later on.

It didn’t seem to phase the side with centre Kody Parsons going over to register the first points in just the third minute. Ethan Roberts converted to give the young Titans an early 6-nil lead.

The remainder of the half was all the Roosters with eight tries being scored prior to the half-time break. Hooker Jesse Marschke and Jarred Anderson bagged two each and Marschke was able to convert 6 of the tries, giving the home side a 44-6 lead.

It was the Roosters who continued the scoring in the opening minutes of the second half with winger Bernard Lewis scoring in the 46th minute.

A smart ball from Roberts brought about the Titans second try of the morning. The five-eighth found his outside men and then it was winger Jaxson Paulo who put a kick back in-field and AJ Brimson won the race to the ball and went over to score. Roberts converted from in front, with the scoreboard now reading 50-12 after 60 minutes.

The Roosters answered straight back through Bouzounis who finished off a break down the left. It went through the hands of Anderson and Lewis who then found the five-eighth who went over to score. Bouzounis converted with the score now 56-12.

Blake Lenehan scored for the Titans in the 68th minute after receiving a good short ball with the line run to perfection. Roberts kept his record in-tact, converting to make the score 56-18.

For the first time in the match the Titans went back to back with Parsons scoring his second of the match. It was a long range effort with Roberts and Brimson again playing their part. Parsons received the ball in open space and went the 40m untouched to score. Roberts converted to leave the score at 56-24.

The Roosters got a try just minutes before full-time through Cooper. It couldn’t be converted and the Roosters celebrated a victory, 60-24.

ROOSTERS 60 (Anderson 2, J Marschke 2, Cooper 2, Bouzounis 2, Thomas, Pompey, Lewis Tries; J Marschke 7, Bouzounis 1 Goals)


TITANS 24 (Parsons 2, Brimson, Lenehan Tries; Roberts 4 Goals)

At: Allianz Stadium