Roosters open season with a punishing 82-10 win

Roosters lock David Watson (pictured above with the ball) contributed 26 points to Cobar’s big winning tally of 82-10 over Trangie on Saturday. Watson scored three tries and kicked seven conversions in the opening round match of the Christie & Hood Castlereagh Rugby League 2021 competition hosted by the Roosters at Ailsa Fitzsimmons Memorial Oval.

The Cobar Roosters First Grade team opened the 2021 Christie & Hood Castlereagh Rugby League season on Saturday with a punishing 82-10 win over Trangie.
After their outright win of the preseason knockout competition two weeks ago, the Roosters were keen to prove it wasn’t a fluke or luck on the day with their outstanding good form under new coach Dean ‘Bogga’ McLeod very evident in Saturday’s game played at Ailsa Fitzsimmons Memorial Oval,
The Cobar side made an aggressive start to Saturday’s game and it was only mere seconds after the kick-off that the Trangie side found themselves scrambling to defend their try line.
It was barely two minutes since referee Ben Trudgett blew the whistle to kick off and he was blowing it again to signal Cobar’s first points with Sione Fakahua strolling over on the far wing to post his first of his two tries for the game.
David Watson’s successful side-line con-version added the extras for Cobar to take an early 6-0 lead.
The Roosters floodgates had opened and the Trangie side showed little resistance all game as the fit, slick Roosters continued to bombard their try line for the remaining 78 minutes of the match.
In a side that gelled well together, there were also some displays of individual brilliance with Roosters fullback, Ashley Davies scoring a well earned try after a brilliant 70 metres solo run.
Ben Griffths, playing on the wing, scored three times for the Roosters, one of which included a thrilling length of the field run to score untouched under the posts.
Watson crossed three times to score, Tim Hillam, playing in the No 4 jersey, scored a double, with hooker Tom Plater, second-rower Jack Govett and replacements Jim Delboux and Jacob Good also touched down for tries in Saturday’s win.
Watson was responsible for seven conversions while Good took over the kicking du-ties towards the end of the second half to kick four goals to add to their big tally.
The Roosters will take on Baradine at Baradine this Saturday in Round 2.