Canterbury 6-42 Sydney: James Tedesco hat-trick helps Roosters beat Bulldogs

James Tedesco scored a hat-trick to help Sydney ease past Canterbury 42-6 at Bankwest Stadium.

It was all the Roosters in the first half as Angus Crichton and Kyle Flanagan both scored within the first 10 minutes, with Flanagan converting both to give his side a 12-0 lead.

Crichton got his second in the 13th minute while Tedesco extended Sydney’s lead in the 25th minute. Flanagan didn’t miss a conversion and Trent Robinson’s side were 24-0 up at half-time.

Tedesco got his second on the hour mark for the Roosters, while Kieran Foran hit back with a try for Dean Pay’s Bulldogs just moments later. Nick Meaney converted for Canterbury but they were still 30-6 behind after 65 minutes.

Tedesco completed his hat-trick in the 70th minute while Brett Morris went over late on to seal a good win for the Roosters. Flanagan kicked seven goals out of seven and Sydney finished 42-6 victors.

Canterbury: Hopoate; Meaney, Averillo, Watene-Zelezniak, Crichton; Foran, Lewis; Napa, Marshall-King, Sue, Jackson, Faitala-Mariner, Elliott. Subs: To’omaga, Britt, Ogden, Harper.

Tries: Foran Goals: Meaney 1/1

Sydney: Tedesco; Tupou, J Morris, Manu, B Morris; Keary, Flanagan; Taukeiaho, Friend, Collins, Cordner, Crichton, Radley. Subs: Liu, Butcher, Tupouniua, Aubusson.

Tries: Crichton (2), Flanagan, Tedesco (3), B Morris Goals: Flanagan 7/7

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