Yesterday’s ANZAC clash saw the New Zealand Warriors crumble under Storms pressure.
The Sydney Roosters also got away burn-free in a close game against the Dragons.
While Australia, New Zealand and even Papua New Guinea hold various significant ceremonies to commemorate fallen soldiers, it was a different kind of battle on the field in the ANZAC Clash.
The Sydney Roosters are now ranked third on the ladder after yesterday’s thrilling encounter with the Dragons.
The scoreline of 13-12 in favor of the Roosters, only showed how strong the chooks were yesterday, and that brought them all the way into golden point.
Known for their fury, since the season began, that wasn’t the case this time.
Both teams were on equal ground, and the Dragons realised that in the first half.
The first fifteen of the match saw no try from both sides, with the red and white guys fighting to touch down.
Five minutes later, Dragons, Joel Thompson, broke through to the in-goal and a successful conversion from Gareth Widopp put them in the lead with 6-nil.
The Roosters went into full defence mode and held it at that till break.
By the time they took the field in the second half, they brought with them attacks, head on.
While keeping the Dragons at bay still with 6, the chooks landed two tries through Blake Fergusson and Mitchel Pierce.
Unfortunately, one of those tries went unconverted.
By the 76th minute another penalty goal for the roosters gave them a 6 points lead.
Nene Macdonald, and Josh Dugan, levelled the score for the dragons just before full-time with two tries, whixh were converted successfully.
Three minutes into Golden point, Roosters Mitchell Pierce silenced his critics with the field goal that brought the win home.
And in round 8’s last match, the Storms beat Warriors 20-14.