A 2018 premiership the only thing that will impress Robinson

A 2018 premiership the only thing that will impress Robinson

The in-form Sydney Roosters have proved themselves to be genuine contenders for the title, but coach Trent Robinson won't be impressed until his side gets the result they've been chasing since their last premiership in 2013.

Robinson has set very high standards for his fourth-placed squad to ensure they don't get complacent over the last six rounds of the Telstra Premiership.

"You don't get impressed as a coach," Robinson said on Friday.

"That happens sometime after the season - you get focused as a coach and you get to working hard.

"You see a lot of the work that goes into it at training and you know what is coming on the weekend.

"We love our job but we're focused on getting better."

The encouraging depth of the Roosters squad was on show throughout an Origin period in which they only lost one game while the side was left without the like of Boyd Cordner, James Tedesco, Latrell Mitchell and Dylan Napa.

Cordner, Tedesco and Mitchell starred in the huge win over the Sea Eagles last Sunday.

"I think those guys come back with pretty good focus last week," Robinson said.

"They knew that a lot of the players put in a really good performance the week before.

"So they walked back in and jumped on board with what we were doing - they didn't have to add anything, they just had to come back clear and ready to play and they slotted in really well.

"We've had the benefit of a full week now with them so that's been really positive for us and those guys are fresh."

The Roosters are yet to beat any of the other top-four teams but Robinson remains positive with their chances against the Dragons on Sunday at Allianz Stadium, who defeated them 24-8 in round eight.

Robinson, who is set to bring up his 150th game coaching at the club, said the Roosters have come a long way since Anzac Day.

"It's a clean slate," Robinson said.

"Since then we have improved significantly and we've got a fair way to go. We're on track and we know there is still some things we are working on and want to improve on.

"But I feel like we are a tidy unit, we are a clearer unit and you can see that on the field - we're just getting started."