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 Sydney City Roosters
Next Game: The Season has finished
Guerra's brush of NRL fate with Cowboys
22 Sep 2017
Sydney Roosters forward Aidan Guerra grew up in North Queensland, but the lack of an under-20s competition in 2005 saw him leave the region.

If Sydney Roosters forward Aidan Guerra was born three years later, he could easily be running onto Allianz Stadium for North Queensland to face the Tri-colours on Saturday night.

A proud Townsville product, Guerra attended the famed Ignatius Park College in North Queensland but was a victim of rugby league circumstance in the region.

Guerra, who has gone on to play 10 State of Origins for Queensland, came through the Cowboys' system just three years before the NRL had introduced the national under-20s competition.

It meant players finished their junior representative football in under-18s, and were thrust into senior football or reserve grade if they were going to make it at NRL level.

"They said physically said I wasn't up to that level - and I wasn't" Guerra said.

"I may not have been good enough at that stage.

"Development is pretty easy up there, everyone loves their footy. But I can see that it's really thrived since the under-20s competition has come in."

Guerra is no doubt one of those kids who could have benefited from a proper bridging competition.

With a roadblock between him and the NRL, he headed to Brisbane as a 17-year-old to play in the Colts competition in 2005.

"Melbourne had a feeder club there," he said.

"I played a couple of years at Brissy Norths and physically probably got closer to where I needed to be to be part of a first grade squad when I was in Melbourne."

Again, injuries let him down, and it wasn't until he signed with the Roosters that he had come close to proper development and debuted at age 22.

But his upbringing means he knows better than anyone else in the Roosters camp what kind of rollercoaster the Cowboys have gone through in the past month.

The team have become rock stars in Townsville, cheered on by hundreds at every airport arrival and departure as they continue their remarkable run through the NRL finals series.

"It's pretty crazy," Guerra said.

"I remember I was living in Townsville during that grand final drive in 2005.

"It's hard to explain. Everything is football up there. There is no AFL, there's no soccer, it's all rugby league and it's all Cowboys.

"I think that's what's made them turn into such a powerhouse on the field, because that town has so much pride in them and they know that."

Saturday night's preliminary final will represent even more significance to the one-time Australian Test representative.

A win will gift him a grand final farewell before he join Newcastle on a three-year deal for the next season, while a loss will signal the end of the 29-year-old's career at the Roosters.

"Definitely every game is that little bit more special," he said.

"At this time of year you're always trying to play your best but it's definitely in the back of my mind that every game could be my last for the Roosters."


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Last Game: The Roosters lost against the Canterbury Bulldogs 26 - 32 at Telstra Stadium, Australia (5250 days ago)  game results here
 Sydney City Roosters Season 0 Stats (All games)
 Total Games Played 26 
 Away Games 26 
    Away Wins 13 
 Home Games
    Home Wins
 Total Tries: 47 
 Total Goals: 42 
 Total Field Goals:
 Total Points For: 647 
 Total Points Against: 585 
 Leagues the Sydney City Roosters are in
1995 Winfield Cup, 1996 Optus Cup, 1998 NRL Season, 1998 NRL Finals, 1999 NRL Country Carnival, 1999 NRL Season, 1999 NRL Finals, 2000 NRL Season, 2000 NRL Finals, 2001 NRL Pre-Season, 2001 NRL Season, 2001 NRL Finals, 2002 NRL Season, 2002 NRL Finals, 2003 NRL Season,

 Players in 2002
Adrian Morley, Andrew Lomu, Anthony Minichiello, Brad Fittler, Brett Mullins, Bryan Fletcher, Chris Flannery, Craig Fitzgibbon, Craig Wing, Dallas Hood, Eric Grothe, Justin Hodges, Luke Milton, Luke Ricketson, Mark Leafa, Michael Crocker, Paul Green, Ryan Cross, Shannon Hegarty, Simon Bonetti,

 Players in 2001
Albert Talapeau, Anthony Mundine, Craig Field, Dean Widders, Ian Rubin, Jamie Russo, Luke Phillips, Matt Sing, Michael Korkidas, Nathan Tutt, Peter Cusack, Quentin Pongia, Sam Obst, Scott Logan, Todd Byrne, Trent Clayton,

 Players in 2000
Adrian Lam, David Solomona, Jack Elsegood, Julian Bailey, Robert Miles,

 Players in 1999
Andrew Walker, Craig Kimmorley, Ivan Cleary, Nat Wood, Richard Barnett, Shane Rigon,
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Last Results

Friday, 9 May, 2003
Canterbury 32
Sydney City 26


Friday, 2 May, 2003
Sydney City 44
Parramatta 12


Friday, 25 Apr, 2003
St George 24
Sydney City 20


Friday, 18 Apr, 2003
Sydney City 27
Brisbane 20


Saturday, 12 Apr, 2003
Sydney City 32
Cowboys 0


Sunday, 6 Apr, 2003
Sydney City 40
Sharks 20


Sunday, 30 Mar, 2003
Penrith 23
Sydney City 22


Friday, 21 Mar, 2003
Sydney City 14
Newcastle 10


Friday, 14 Mar, 2003
Sydney City 32
Parramatta 14


Saturday, 28 Sep, 2002
Sydney City 16
Brisbane 12


2003 NRL LADDER
Round 10
May 17th - 18th
Pos  Team Name  P
 1   Canberra   16 
 2   Brisbane   14 
 3   Warriors   14 
 4   Sydney City   12 
 5   Melbourne   12 
 6   Newcastle   12 
 7   Penrith   12 
 8   Canterbury   10 
 9   St George   10 
 10   Eagles   8 
 11   Cowboys   8 
 12   Sharks   6 
 13   Wests Tigers   6 
 14   Parramatta   4 
 15   South Sydney   2 
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