ONE of the great NRL Grand Final tries has propelled the Sydney Roosters to their 13th premiership against a brave Manly Sea Eagles in Sunday night’s NRL Grand Final.
The miracle try by Roosters centre Michael Jennings, who touched down centimetres from the deadball line after a kick, sealed a 26-18 win for the Roosters- their first since 2002.
In a losing side, 24-year-old Manly halfback Daly Cherry Evans won the Clive Churchill Medal for best player on the ground in the Grand Final. This is only the third time it has been awarded to a player from the losing team.
The NRL Grand Final marked the 300th NRL game played at Stadium Australia with a crowd of 81,491 taking the number of fans attending events at the Stadium for the year to over 1.5 million.
Roosters coach Trent Robinson who won a premiership in the first year of coaching the club lauded his side’s courage.
“It wasn’t our prettiest win but to come back twice takes some courage,” he said.
Although the footy season’s over the big events keep rolling out at Stadium Australia with Monster Jam monster trucks unleashing on Saturday 19 October before supergroup Bon Jovi rocks Stadium Australia on their ‘Because We Can’ tour on Saturday 14 December.
We then prepare for a massive summer of cricket including all four of the Sydney Thunder’s T20 Big Bash League home games and one of the most anticipated sporting events of the summer- Australia v England in a T20 INTL blockbuster on 2 February 2014.