Sharks coach Shane Flanagan believes the Roosters would be in a much different position had they been able to field their best 17 for the majority of 2016.
Handed his first start in first grade against the Sharks on Monday night, Roosters playmaker Connor Watson looked composed for player in his rookie year.
The Sharks have reclaimed their lead atop the Telstra Premiership ladder, but didn't have it all their own way against an improved Roosters outfit.
The Cronulla Sharks have made it 14 wins in a row with a hard fought victory over the Roosters at Allianz Stadium on Monday night.
The Roosters have made it two wins in the space of five days with a 38-28 comeback win over the Sharks at Allianz Stadium on Monday night.
The Roosters and Sharks have named their final teams for Monday night's Round 19 NRL Telstra Premiership clash at Allianz Stadium.
Latrell Mitchell and Ben Barba go head-to-head in Round 19 of the NRL Telstra Premiership as the Sydney Roosters take on the Cronulla Sharks.
Roosters prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves is disappointed he won't get to face the suspended Andrew Fifita as the Tricolours' brutal run home begins.
There have now been 100 NRL games decided by golden point since it was introduced in 2003. Here are the best 10 according to NRL.com.
Holden Cup stat machine and NSW under-20s star Nat Butcher says his next mission is to play his way into the Roosters' first-grade squad this season.