Canterbury Bulldogs v Sydney Roosters at Bankwest Stadium
The reigning premiers were short favourites entering this match and their dominant performance made those slim odds look good value. Seven tries in a ruthless performance, including three for James Tedesco, made light work of a Bulldogs side bereft of confidence, class and on-field authority.
The Roosters were methodical from the onset, picking apart the Bulldogs with precision and power that was never at all matched. Tedesco takes home the match ball after a trademark brilliant performance, showing signs of developing a very dangerous partnership with the Roosters’ new halves pairing, Kyle Flanagan and Luke Keary.
Roosters win 42-6.