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Roosters could be one of the greats

By Brent Read 09/09/2003 09:50:08 PM Comments (0)

Luke Ricketson believes the Sydney Roosters can go from being remembered as a very good team to one of the greats with victory in this year's National Rugby League grand final.

The defending premiers have already been credited with changing the way the game has been played after surging to premiership glory last season.

But Ricketson believes they can take their place among the pantheon of great sides with this year title.

Over the past 20 years, only Parramatta (1981-82-83), Canterbury (1984-85), Canberra (1989-90) and Brisbane (1992-93) have won back-to-back titles.

Those sides are regarded among the greatest and Ricketson believes the Roosters have the potential to join them.

"That's something we approached about the season," Ricketson said.

"We have a coach (Ricky Stuart) who's done it with Canberra.

"He was able to win a few grand finals and be in a pretty good era of football players and football teams.

"We obviously spoke about good teams winning but great teams do it back to back or within the next couple of years.

"It's a bit of history to do something like that."

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