He's been compared to a young Kurt Gidley by Andrew Johns, and Connor Watson might not find himself starting in the No.6 jersey come Round 1, 2017.
While the Sharks and Bulldogs slipped up, the other finals contenders solidified their positions with a couple of weeks remaining before the business end.
The key talking points, injuries and judiciary news from the weekend's NRL Telstra Premiership action.
Roosters coach Trent Robinson concedes Blake Ferguson won't play fullback for the club next season, despite his recent success in the role.
It was a scoreboard dominated by outside backs, but Roosters coach Trent Robinson says it was the forwards who set up his side's crushing 42-6 win.
Dragons coach Paul McGregor was left to rue what could have been as his side's 2016 campaign came to a shattering halt at the hands of the Roosters.
The Dragons' hopes of playing finals football in 2016 were officially extinguished on Sunday, with Roosters' Blake Ferguson and Mitch Pearson starring.
A rampant Roosters outfit has officially ended the Dragons' hopes of playing finals football with a crushing 42-6 win at Allianz Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Sydney Roosters and St George Illawarra Dragons have finalised their line-ups for Sunday afteroon's Round 24 NRL Telstra Premiership clash.
The NRL said today that Sydney Roosters official, Peter O'Sullivan has been issued with a Notice of Intention to Cancel his Registration.