In the ensuing plays, the Roosters showed their danger when moving the ball quick and wide. They created space with ease and only a forward pass to Briony Parker prevented the winger from opening the scoring.
They had to wait until midway through the half before breaking the deadlock. An overlap on the right flank put centre Yasmin Meakes into space to score in the corner, giving the Roosters a 6-0 lead after a successful conversion from Temara.
The Roosters showed no signs of letting-up and, minutes before the break, they doubled their lead. A darting dummy-half run from Quincy Dodd exposed the Warriors’ slack marking from the play-the-ball as the Roosters hooker crossed over almost untouched from just metres out from the line. Yet another successful conversion from Temara clinched a 12-0 lead by half-time.
Despite their dominance, poor finishing by the Roosters kept the Warriors in the contest. Knock-ons close to the line, forward passes and other errors prevented the Roosters gaining a more comfortable lead that would have reflected their superiority.
However, just as the Warriors began to sense a comeback, a stunning individual try from Temara extinguished those hopes. Receiving the ball metres inside her own half, Temara evaded one tackler, broke through two more to rip through the Warriors line and then steam-rolled her rival fullback Karina Brown to score a contender for try of the season. She converted her own try to put the Roosters in front by 18.
The Roosters continued to run riot and, with nine minutes remaining, crossed over for their fourth. A sweeping passing move exposed space down the left and a bullet pass from Shanice Parker put Bobbi Law into the corner to make it 22-0.
The Roosters’ near-perfect performance was dented by a late surge from the Warriors. Kirra Dibb pounced on her own short kick to salvage some pride for the visitors, scoring her first NRLW try and adding the extras. In the dying seconds, Evania Pelite scored a 70-metre try down the left flank after a superb run that made for an arguably more generous scoreboard than the Warriors deserved.
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