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 Australia Roo's
Next Game: The Season has finished
The heavyweight trio dominating the NRL
21 Sep 2017
Statistics have revealed Melbourne, Brisbane and the Sydney Roosters are dominating the NRL like Canterbury, Canberra and Manly did the ARL in the 80s and 90s.

Melbourne are promising no let-up as the Storm, Brisbane and Sydney Roosters continue their remarkable domination of the NRL.

At least one of the heavyweight trio have reached 16 of the 20 grand finals since the NRL was established in 1998, with the three-pronged assault to continue as the Storm, Broncos and Roosters vie yet again for spots in this year's title decider.

Only once in 20 years - in 2005 - have none of the three superpowers featured in the preliminary finals, with even Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy left astounded when told of the record on the eve of the Storm's hosting of the Broncos at AAMI Park on Friday night.

The Roosters take on North Queensland on Saturday night chasing their 11th straight victory at Allianz Stadium and a first grand final berth since winning the premiership in 2013.

"That's a pretty good stat for the Roosters, Broncos and Storm," Bellamy said on Thursday.

"It's a nice stat if you're involved in those clubs. I don't know what to say to that; it's pretty astounding.

"It just goes to show the success those clubs have had. I suppose it's good the three of them are there this year."

Melbourne and Brisbane, both one-town giants, and the cashed-up, Bondi-based Roosters have won nine NRL grand finals between them to be dominating like Canterbury, Canberra and Manly did in the 1980s and 90s.

The Bulldogs, Raiders or Sea Eagles featured in 17 of 20 ARL grand finals from 1978 to 1997, gathering 11 titles along the way.

No three sides have dominated in such fashion since St George, South Sydney or Manly featured in 25 straight grand finals from 1949 to 1973 - and winning 23 premierships between them.

Having coached Melbourne to 14 finals series and three grand final triumphs from six title deciders since taking the helm in 2003, Bellamy is already preparing the Storm for life without superstar trio Billy Slater, Cooper Cronk and Cameron Smith.

At 34, Slater remains undecided about his future beyond 2017, Cronk, 33, is moving to Sydney, while Smith will be 35 next year.

"We're certainly going to miss Cooper, we're going to miss Billy and Cameron when they go too. Without a doubt," he said.

"We'll move on. We've got some young players in the club. We're not going to see the likes of those three again, especially playing together at the one club, in the positions they play.

"We'll move and hopefully there will be guys that step up and do a job for us."

In Brodie Croft, the Storm have a Cronk-clone ready to fill the Test half's No.7 jumper next year, with Jahrome Hughes being groomed as a potential fullback replacement for Slater and Brandon Smith said to be ready to take over from Smith.

The Broncos, with prized recruit Jack Bird heading north in 2018, and the Roosters, bolstered by the signing of fellow NSW State of Origin star James Tedesco, also again look to be among the favourites next year.


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Last Game: The Roo's won against the New Zealand Kiwis 28 - 10 at WestpacTrust Stadium, New Zealand (5914 days ago)  game results here
 Australia Roo's Season 0 Stats (All games)
 Total Games Played
 Away Games
    Away Wins 0 
 Home Games
    Home Wins
 Total Tries:
 Total Goals:
 Total Field Goals:
 Total Points For:
 Total Points Against:
 Leagues the Australia Roo's are in
1998 International Test Series - Australia, 1999 Anzac Test - Australia vs New Zealand, 1999 International Tri-Series, 2000 Anzac Test - Australia vs New Zealand, 2000 World Cup - Group 1, 2000 World Cup - Quarter Finals, 2000 World Cup - Semi Finals, 2000 World Cup - Final, 2001 International Test Series - Australia, 2002 KENO Test - Australia vs New Zealand,

 Players in 2001
Adam MacDougall, Andrew Johns, Brad Fittler, Bradley Meyers, Bryan Fletcher, Dane Carlaw, Danny Buderus, Darren Lockyer, Jason Stevens, Lote Tuqiri, Matthew Gidley, Peter Civoniceva, Robbie Kearns, Ryan Girdler, Shane Webke, Trent Barrett, Wendell Sailor,

 Players in 2000
Ben Kennedy, Brett Hetherington, Brett Kimmorely, Chris McKenna, Craig Gower, Craig Kimmorley, Darren Britt, Gordon Tallis, Jason Croker, Jason Smith, Matt Rogers, Michael Vella, Nathan Hindmarsh, Rodney Howe, Scott Hill, Shaun Timmins, Terry Hill,

 Players in 1999
Allan Langer, Darren Smith, Glenn Lazarus, Laurie Daley, Matt Sing, Matthew Johns, Nik Kosef, Robbie Ross, Rodney Howe, Russell Richardson, Steve Price,

 Players in 1998
Ben Ikin, Brad Thorn, Dean Pay, Geoff Toovey, Jason Hetherington, Kevin Walters, Paul Harragon, Robbie O'Davis, Steve Menzies, Steve Renouf, Tim Brasher,
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Last Results

Friday, 13 Jul, 2001
Australia 28
New Zealand 10


Sunday, 26 Nov, 2000
World Cup Final
Australia 40
New Zealand 12


Monday, 20 Nov, 2000
World Cup Semi
Australia 46
Wales 22


Sunday, 12 Nov, 2000
World Cup Qtr
Australia 66
Samoa 10


Sunday, 5 Nov, 2000
Australia 110
Russia 4


Thursday, 2 Nov, 2000
Australia 66
Fiji 8


Sunday, 29 Oct, 2000
Australia 22
England 2


Friday, 21 Apr, 2000
Australia 52
New Zealand 0


Friday, 5 Nov, 1999
Australia 22
New Zealand 20


Friday, 22 Oct, 1999
Australia 42
Britain 6


2000 WORLD CUP - QUARTER FINALS LADDER
Round 1
November 12nd - 13rd
Pos  Team Name  P
 1   Australia   2 
 2   New Zealand   2 
 3   Wales   2 
 4   England   2 
 5   Ireland   0 
 6   PNG   0 
 7   France   0 
 8   Samoa   0 
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