Round 4 Match 2 Results: Sydney Roosters 25 v Brisbane Broncos 6

In the second match on Good Friday the Broncos suffered their third straight loss and the team that looked so promising in the opening round now finds themselves sitting at the bottom of the ladder.

Brisbane sorely missed the injured members of their squad and Darren Lockyer, despite his best efforts, just couldn’t bring his team into the game.

The Roosters, following their smashing from the Dogs last week, were keen to put themselves back into Finals contention and did so with a sharp and impressive display to secure their third win for 2010.

Sydney totally dominated the entire match, putting their first points on the board just 12 minutes in. Todd Carney, who played a brilliant game converting all four of the Roosters’ tries, scored his first of two tries in the 33rd minute before Anthony Minichiello went over the line again just five minutes later.

A struggling Broncos failed to open their account in the first half and went to the break trailing 18 to nil.

Brisbane did come close just minutes into the match, but Ben Te’o lost the ball just metres from an undefended tryline, and this handling error marred the remainder of the Broncos’ game.

In the 64th minute Andrew McCullough scored Brisbane’s sole try and Wallace’s conversion saw them sit 18 – 6.

It wasn’t enough though, as Carney scored himself a double in the 70th minute and then put the final nail in Bronco’s coffin with two minutes left on the clock kicking a field goal to bring the end score to 25 – 6.

The victory was the Roosters’ first against Brisbane in the last seven Good Friday showdowns.