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Defensive effort shows Roosters they're ready for Broncos

Sydney Roosters coach Jamie Feeney was pleased with his side's defensive structures ahead of a final-round showdown with the Broncos after overcoming the Warriors 22-12 on Saturday. 

Roosters playmaker Zahara Temara had the ball on a string to score a try and kick three goals but it was their efforts to hold the Warriors to nil for 55 minutes that left Feeney more impressed. 

The Tricolours were dominant through the middle against a frantic Warriors outfit who struggled to make go-forward in the humid conditions at Bankwest Stadium.

"We are just working really hard for each other and have worked a lot on defence both as a team and defensively," Feeney said.

"Some of the ball movement before and half-time was good, too. We've been doing a lot of work on getting the ball to the edges and came up with a couple of tries.

"It was a pleasing performance, a tough way to finish but it was great for the Warriors girls to also get a couple of tries on the board."

Pelite scores from the kick-off

Temara was at her clinical best with the ball in hand and was well supported by halves partner Corban McGregor to secure the Roosters' second win of the season after a winless effort last year.

The Roosters can confirm their place in the 2020 decider at ANZ Stadium on October 25 if the Dragons suffer a loss to the Broncos on Saturday afternoon.

"That was the goal, for the girls to knock these first two games over," Feeney said.

"Win every game, but get the first two to make sure we put pressures on the other teams."

Temara does it all herself

Tries to Yasmin Meakes and Quincy Dodd enabled the Roosters to take a 12-0 lead into half-time and the points continued through Temara when she came up with a piece of individual brilliance in the 40th minute to seal the result.

Meakes started the onslaught to get one over her rugby sevens teammate Ellia Green with a charging effort over the line from close range.

Dodd picked up where she left off in last week's win over the Warriors to dart over from dummy half in near-identical fashion in a defensive effort that would leave opposition coach Brad Donald far from enthused.

The Warriors were a frantic shadow of themselves after last week's promising effort in their first match together as a team with poor decision-making and a lack of control from key members of their spine.

Deputising at fullback, Roosters star Charlotte Caslick was at her weaving best in attack to chalk up another 118 metres for her side but was untested under the high ball with the Warriors struggling in good-ball area.

Caslick left the field midway through the second half for a head injury assessment but was later cleared to return to the paddock.

"I liked what I saw from her, it was a steep learning curve for her, particularly defensively," Feeney said.

"If I'm being critical looking from up the top she was out of position a couple of times defensively but wasn't really tested either.

"A better team will test her if that's the combination we go with next week."

The Warriors were awarded a try through Kirra Dibb, who grubbered for herself two minutes before full-time to get the side on the board.

Bunker confirms try to Dibb

They finished on an even brighter note when Simone Smith sent Evania Pelite down the sideline on the stroke of the siren with the rugby sevens star fending off Caslick to race 60 metres to the line.