NYC Match report – Sharks v Roosters
The NYC Sharks have had no answer to a Roosters try-scoring onslaught in going down by the third biggest margin in NYC history.
The Sharks conceded 12 tries to their opponents in a 68-6 loss in what can only be described as an embarrassing defeat.
Two Rooster tries in the first eight minutes of the match set the tone for what was to follow, with another in the 15th minute by talented centre Taane Milne making it 18-0.
With a better share of possession the Sharks battled back in the next period of the game and were unlucky not to score when prop Pat Hasson fooled the defense with a perfect dummy but was then unfortunately unable to get the ball down over the line for what would have been his teams first points.
Making them pay for the error the Roosters immediately marched down the field, with winner Johnny Tuivasa-Sheck scoring from a cross-field bomb, converted from the sideline by Jackson Hastings and the Sharks were facing a 24-point deficit with still 15 minutes of the first half remaining.
And things were to only get worse before the break, a Connor Watson try next to the posts, followed by another touchdown wide out to winger Charlie Taylor, both converted by Hastings and it was 36-0 at half time.
Milne would score the second of three tries on the afternoon early in the second half, before the Sharks managed to get on the board, a Brad Deitz score from dummy half, making it 42-6, the lone bright spot.
From there the Rooster procession continued, with five more tries running up the 68-point score-line.
Adding insult to injury, Hastings kicked 10 goals from 12 attempts in racking up a personal haul of 20 points.
The young Sharks will now need to try to lick their wounds and regroup ahead of their next match which will be next Friday night against the Newcastle Knights.
Brad Deitz try, Jamayne Isaako goal