NRL: Roosters get it right and Eels pay the price

Frank-Paul Nuuausala of the Roosters is tackled during the round four NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Parramatta Eels. Photo / Getty Images
Frank-Paul Nuuausala of the Roosters is tackled during the round four NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Parramatta Eels. Photo / Getty Images

The Sydney Roosters' big-money off-season signings finally hit their straps last night and it was Parramatta that bore the brunt, going down by a record 50-0 in their NRL game in Sydney.

Sonny Bill Williams and Michael Jennings scored tries for the Roosters and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck bagged three as the hosts ran in nine unanswered four-pointers.

James Maloney maintained the good form he has shown since his arrival from the Warriors, kicking seven goals as the Roosters again held a team scoreless after beating Brisbane 8-0 last Saturday.

New Eels coach Ricky Stuart said after being appointed it would take time to turn his team around, and his words look to be prophetic as he experienced the biggest defeat of his long coaching career.

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves opened the scoring after 12 minutes, and the Roosters were ahead 22-0 at halftime.

The Eels found good field position early in the second half, but two scoring opportunities were squandered when Ben Roberts twice knocked on from dummy-half.

In the final 16 minutes, they conceded four tries as Tuivasa-Shek completed his treble and Daniel Mortimer and Daniel Tupou got in on the act.

- AAP

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