Aubusson: ‘Nines title is just the start’

By Tony Adams
February 7, 2017

POPULAR skipper Mitch Aubusson believes the Roosters’ Auckland Nines triumph has the team set to erase the pain of 2016.

Aubusson admits he and his team-mates – minor premiers for three years running in 2013-14-15 – are still hurting from missing the finals last year.

The Roosters wanted to make a statement at the Nines – and did so minus many of their big names in a great sign for the club’s long-term future.

“It wasn’t much fun watching the finals last year – I could barely sit down in front of the TV,” Aubusson says.

“I didn’t enjoy my holidays and couldn’t wait for the new season to come around.

“I feel I had my best pre-season in 12 years and am raring to go.

“This win is a great shot in the arm for us and will do wonders for our confidence.”