It'll be a Roosters three-peat in 2020

In 2018, the Sydney Roosters won the NRL Premiership, beating the Melbourne Storm, 21-6. It was Cooper Cronk who was hailed the hero, taking to the field with a broken scapula.

Fast forward a year, the Roosters were back again, this time against the men from the nation's capital, the Canberra Raiders.

Fair to say the 2019 Grand Final was overshadowed by the call from Ben Cummins to initially re-start the set of 6, only to then change his mind and leave Raiders players and fans furious.

The Roosters went on to win, 14-8 and Cooper Cronk retired, bringing down the curtain on a 357-game and a 4-premiership winning career.

In 2020, the Roosters have firmed into favouritism to win it all again. You'd be forgiven for asking why? They're 4th on the ladder.

Put simply they have all the right pieces, they have the experience and they have championship qualities.

James Tedesco, arguably the best in the game at the moment, sometimes he makes it all look a bit too simple. He's a big game player, he's showed us that over the past few seasons.

And what about the form of the Morris brothers? Jeez Louise, they are getting better with age. Throw in Joseph Manu and Daniel Tupou and you've got one hell of a back 5.

The halves? Luke Keary and you'd think Kyle Flanagan. Keary benefiting from time spent with Cronk has again gone to another level in 2020, he'll steer this team around the park.

And the forward pack, led by skipper Boyd Cordner and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and the versatility of players like Angus Crichton, Mitch Aubusson and of course, SBW. They lay the platform for blokes like Keary and Tedesco to go to work.

It's a scary proposition to think they're getting back to near full strength.

The Roosters are currently $3.50 to win it all in 2020, to me, that's good odds. The only other possible contenders are the Panthers and Melbourne. Whilst they are both running hot, it's a different kettle of fish come the big dance in late October.

1-17 across the park, the Roosters are the best side, they'll be winning in 2020 to cap a three-peat and enter the conversation as one of the great dynasties in the history of rugby league.


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