Written by Oliver Kellner-Dunk
In recent weeks the Sydney Roosters form hasn’t been up to expectation but their last two games in particular have been disappointing.
A week ago they were nearly held scoreless by the North Queensland Cowboys who at that point were having a dreadful season.
The Roosters completed at just 68% and knocked the ball on 18 times on the way to a 14-point loss.
Following this the tri colours travelled to Penrith to take on back-to-back defending premiers the Panthers and not only failed to bounce back after their Magic Round loss but performed much worse as they were decimated.
Penrith scored 48 points while the Roosters could only manage four.
Trent Robinson fronted the media after the game and gave his take on the Roosters poor performance.
“You can talk about attack and defence but you can talk about getting the team ready to play and ready to compete and I haven’t done that in the last two weeks,” Robinson said.
“We got bitten pretty hard tonight so that’s on me so I have to make sure I get that right and turn it around pretty quickly.”
“Tedesco hasn’t been playing like the player we know, and Origin is around the corner.” 😳
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As a result of this astonishingly poor game Robinson’s side was called into an impromptu training session yesterday morning in a bid to fire the players up according to Brent Read on Triple M.
“Apparently they have been called in this morning, that’s what I’ve been told. You can understand why after how they played last night,” said Read.
In the coming weeks the Roosters should expect their form to improve, at least a little, as next week they take on the hapless St George Illawarra Dragons in a game that if they don’t win will have alarm bells ringing at the club.
The week after facing the Dragons the Roosters will have a much-needed bye followed by another very winnable game at home against the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs and then after possibly not losing a game the Tri Colours get their chance at revenge against the Penrith Panthers in what will be a true test of how much they have improved.
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