Roosters, Storm unbeaten after 4 NRL rounds

By Associated Press 27 March 2017, 12:00AM

SYDNEY (AP) — The Melbourne Storm overcame a 14-0 deficit to beat the Wests Tigers 22-14 Sunday and join the Sydney Roosters as the only undefeated teams after four rounds in the National Rugby League.

Long-range tries to Cheyse Blair and Josh Addo-Carr in the second half helped the Storm overcome their first-half deficit.

The Roosters beat South Sydney 20-6 for their best start to an NRL season in 21 years.

Luke Cleary, dumped by the Rabbitohs last year, combined with halfback partner Mitchell Pearce and had a hand in two of the Roosters' three tries. Fullback Michael Gordon scored the Roosters' other try, his fourth of the season.

Sydney coach Trent Robinson was happy with his halves combination.

"They're the reason we got to the 20 points," he said. "That was a really fine effort and they're excited about the way they are combining and that leads to four wins with some good points."

In other matches, Brisbane edged Canberra 13-12 on winger Jordan Kahu's 74th-minute field goal. Penrith outclassed Newcastle 40-0 and Manly shut out Canterbury 36-0.

The North Queensland Cowboys, led by two tries to backrower Coen Hess, beat the Gold Coast Titans 32-26 and the defending champion Cronulla Sharks defeated Parramatta 20-6.

By Associated Press 27 March 2017, 12:00AM

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