Having experienced unrivalled success over the past three seasons, Roosters players are coming to terms with the fact they won't be challenging for the title.
Despite missing selection in Game Three following an injury to Adam Reynolds, Roosters coach Trent Robinson believes Mitchell Pearce's NSW career isn't over.
A loss for either side at Pirtek Stadium on Friday night will bring an end to their faint finals chances, with a familiar face making his Parramatta return.
Despite another narrow loss, the Roosters haven't given up on finishing 2016 in the best possible fashion according to Mitchell Pearce and Dylan Napa.
Roosters coach Trent Robinson has questioned an NRL Bunker decision following his side's 24-20 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs on Thursday night.
Brett Morris's try-scoring run continued as the Bulldogs moved into the NRL's top four with a tough 24-20 win over the Roosters in Sam Perrett's 250th game.
Despite a frenetic final few minutes, the Bulldogs have done enough to defeat the Roosters in a highly entertaining contest at Allianz Stadium.
The Roosters have avenged their Round 11 loss to the Bulldogs with a convincing 34-20 win over the blue and whites at Allianz Stadium on Thursday night.
The Roosters and Bulldogs have both confirmed their final 17 ahead of their Round 17 NRL Telstra Premiership clash at Allianz Stadium on Thursday night.
Roosters fullback Latrell Mitchell and Bulldogs custodian Will Hopoate go head-to-head in Round 17 of the NRL Telstra Premiership.