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Roosters celebrate mighty victory, Cronk plays entire game with fractured shoulder

Macquarie National News

Sydney Roosters fans have spent the night celebrating after their team claimed a 21-6 victory over Melbourne in the NRL Grand Final.

It’s the Roosters’ 14th premiership victory, but the first since 2013 so the club and supporters are savouring every moment of it.

First-half tries from Daniel Tupou, Lattrell Mitchell and Joseph Manu helped seal the tri-colours’ 14th premiership.

The Bondi Club’s Cooper Cronk is being praised for his gutsy effort after playing nearly the entire game with a fractured shoulder blade.

These fans were at ANZ Stadium, and say it was incredible to watch.

Click PLAY below to hear the fans react

The street outside Eastern Suburbs Leagues Club was closed as fans descended on Bondi Junction for a party that only wrapped up this morning.

The Storm had been looking to become the first team in 25 years to win back to back premierships and send legend Billy Slater into retirement a winner.

But the fairytale wasn’t to be with the Roosters putting in a near faultless performance to run out as winners, with Luke Keary picking up the Clive Churchill Medal.

Storm coach Craig Bellamy says they should have targeted the wounded Roosters halfback more.

Macquarie National News
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