The Fremantle Roosters truly are a September team.
A side which never really kicks into gear during the regular season, the Roosters find that extra gear come finals time.
2019 was no different as they secured a three-peat of WA Smarter Than Smoking Premiership titles.
Read on for NRL WA’s review of the Roosters’ 2019 season.
Record: 10-3 (2nd place. Won Grand Final)
What went right?
They timed their run perfectly. You get the feeling Delane Edwards and his Roosters side never really left first gear during the regular season…but as soon as the finals begun, they were at their ruthless best to finish on top.
What went wrong?
To be honest…not much. If we were to nit-pick, they didn’t beat North Beach during the regular season, but soon made amends for that, defeating their fiercest rivals twice come finals time.
Most impressive game
For the second year running, the Roosters left their best performance till last as they defeated the Sea Eagles in the Grand Final.
Fremantle got off to a fast start and never looked back as they claimed a third premiership title on the bounce.
NRL WA’s Player of the Season: Takaroha Peneha
The Ron Hudson Medallist for producing a player of the match performance during this year’s Grand Final, Peneha was a standout performer all year as the Roosters claimed the top prize.
A barraging forward, Peneha was a human wrecking ball at times this season, scoring 11 tries in 12 games.
Honourable mentions: Bjorn Crotty, Manihera Eden, Delane Edwards