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Roosters win World Club Challenge

Roosters victorious after winning the World Club Challenge

The Sydney Roosters will begin their NRL premiership defence as world champions after defeating Wigan in the World Club Challenge last night
Roosters win World Club Challenge
by AAP

The Sydney Roosters will begin their NRL premiership defence as world champions after defeating Wigan in the World Club Challenge last night.

The Roosters led 18-0 at halftime before running out 36-14 winners at Allianz Stadium in Sydney.

In NRL trial games last night South Sydney defeated St George Illawarra 38-20 in the Charity Shield with Dragons fullback Josh Dugan in doubt for the season start in two weeks with a knee injury.

Manly defeated Parramatta 28-24, with Jorge Taufua also facing time on the sidelines due to a shoulder injury.

Wests Tigers beat Cronulla 28-22, Newcastle defeated Canberra 34-10 and North Queensland accounted for the Gold Coast 28-12.

In today's final trials the Warriors play Brisbane in Dunedin, Canterbury play Melbourne in Brisbane and Penrith play NSW Cup side Newtown.




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