Clint Gutherson makes a blunder and James Tedesco pounces!
Sam Walker put in an ugly but effective grubber on the left edge in the 13th minute, Gutherson failed to retrieve the footy and Tedesco pounced, beating his opposite number to the ball.
Billy Slater described the Walker grubber on Nine’s coverage as “a beautiful, ugly kick”, while Phil Gould had praise for Tedesco’s grit.
“He just wanted it more,” Gould said.
“Even to chase that hard with no guarantee the fullback was going to fumble it… he took off on his mission to chase the kick, Gutherson comes up with the error and if he hadn’t chased hard it wouldn’t have happened.”
The Roosters lead 12-6 after Walker slotted the conversion.