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NRL Profile: Sydney Roosters

Sydney Roosters went into the 2023 NRL season as one of the hot fancies, but, after failing to live up to the hype, they will be keen to make amends in 2024.

The Bondi outfit had a roster packed with quality after bringing in the likes of Brandon Smith, but they failed to deliver and fell well short.

Although they made finals, it was a disappointing season for Trent Robinson’s men and they will be looking to come out firing in 2024.

Expectations may not be quite as high heading in to 2024, but they are still priced at 10.00 to go all the way and win the grand final.

Roosters disappointed in 2023

The Roosters were seen by many as the main threat to the Penrith Panthers heading in to 2023, but after getting off to a slow start they fell way off the pace.

However, they did finish the campaign strongly and that will give the Roosters faithful some hope heading into the new season.

Winning all of their last five games of the regular season, and some by impressive margins, the Roosters seemed to find their rhythm towards the back end of the 2023 campaign.

There was optimism heading into finals and that grew when against all the odds and injuries all over the park, they defeated Cronulla Sharks 13-12.

But their hopes were short-lived as they suffered a heartbreaking 18-13 defeat at Melbourne Storm in week two of finals.

Injuries and tough campaign caught up on them, but they should be in the mix again in 2024.

They can be backed at 2.35 to make the top four and that is not beyond them if they fulfil their potential.

New signings

The Roosters have pulled off a couple of big signings during the off-season, including the capture of Dominic Young from Newcastle Knights.

The Englishman was a revelation for the Knights last season when scoring 25 tries in 25 appearances from the wing. If he can repeat that form for the Roosters, he will be a huge asset.

Trent Robinson has also boosted his forwards with the addition of Spencer Leniu from the Penrith Panthers.

The prop forward made 21 appearances as the Panthers went on to win their third premiership in a row, and he is a big signing for the Roosters.

Both players will add even more to the Roosters armoury as they look to pile on the points in 2024.

Key players

The Roosters have some of the best players in the NRL and if they stay fit and play to the best of their ability, it will be a big year.

Skipper James Tedesco is arguably the best fullback in the competition, but there were times last season that he under-performed. The Roosters will be hoping the New South Wales superstar can get back to his best.

Sam Walker and Luke Keary will be huge in the halves, while hooker Brandon Smith needs to step up to the plate.

There is plenty of speculation surrounding the future of Joey Manu, and if that becomes a distraction, then it could be an issue.

Victor Radley is huge at lock, but he will need to keep a lid on his discipline and make sure he stays on the pitch.

Roosters open in Vegas

The Roosters begin their season with a huge test against one of the hot fancies for the premiership, the Brisbane Broncos.

The game will take place in Las Vegas in a first for the NRL and the Roosters are priced at 2.35 to get the win, with the Broncos 1.60.

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