WAY up in the stands of a packed ANZ Stadium, Bradley Moulds and his sister Ann-Marie Dhillon had the time of their lives cheering on their beloved Roosters in last Sunday’s NRL grand final.
The life-long fanatics of the tri-colours could not have been happier with the 26-18 win over the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles.
For them just to be there at the ground and among the atmosphere was so much better than watching on television and it was definitely worth the trip.
There were some nervous moments for Roosters fans, when the Eagles jumped out to an 18-8 lead at half-time, but Bradley said there was no doubt in his mind they would come back.
Both of them said Michael Jennings’ acrobat like effort to score the final try was definitely the highlight of the game and they knew as soon as they saw the replay he had got it down.
Bradley thought there were a few contentious decisions as well, like the penalty try to Jamie Lyon and Daly Cherry-Evans being awarded the Clive Churchill Medal, despite being on the losing team.
“He played pretty well in the first half, but they kept him pretty quiet after that,” Bradley said.
“I’d have given to James Maloney for sure,” he added.
Ann-Marie said she would have given it to Sonny Bill Williams, who was possibly playing in his last game of rugby league.
It is widely believed Sonny Bill will cash in by moving back to rugby union and continuing to have the odd fight with some of the biggest names in Australian boxing, but they are hoping he sticks with the Roosters for a little longer.