In the lead up to the NRL Grand final the Sydney Roosters who will play the Canberra Raiders in the decider have spent the week trying to familiarise themselves with playing before an actual crowd.
“It’s definitely a different time of year finals,” said a Club Spokesperson. “You know all year we play at our home ground in front of 10 or sometimes even 30 fans but come Grand Final week the boys will be running out before something like 60,000 fans.”
“Can you believe it, this is almost a State of Origin level type of crowd.”
When asked how the team was preparing for the sudden influx of fans the Spokesperson said: “We have been hiring actors to come to training and pretend to care about the game. That did spook the boys a bit but after awhile they got used to it.”
“Some of the team does remember last year when we played in the Grand final and that’s been good cause they’ve passed on their experience to the younger players.”
“Now if you’ll excuse me I’m off to brief the lawyers about our up coming mad Monday plans.”