Roosters Revel Deservedly and Enthusiastically Over 2018 Premiership

How do you celebrate an NRL premiership?

Why, by turning your baseball cap backwards and gluing your face to your phone to spend the next several months, of course.

That was the idea we got from seeing recent photos of the Roosters following their lopsided victory over the Melbourne Storm in the 2018 NRL Grand Final.

The reports coming in suggest that the Bunnies spent the night partying well into Monday morning before taking a curtain call at Allianz Stadium.

Loyal Chooks supporters turned out to give the club a warm, frenzied welcome and were treated to the club showing off the trophy for winning the Telstra 2018 NRL Premiership competition.

Cooper Cronk wore a sling to the affair and can now turn his full attention to the broken scapula that rendered him little more than a spectator for the final game of the season.

If you think playing with a broken shoulder was painful, consider the case of Blake Ferguson, who played the Grand Final with a broken leg.

They make those blokes tough in Sydney, do they not?

Other photos showed Dylan Napa roaming the streets in Paddington, still in his boots and kit.

Some players contented themselves with raising the Provan-Summons trophy, but more than a few resorted to hiding bloodshot eyes behind sunglasses.

Roosters Coach Trent Robinson looked normal, perhaps a bit happier than usual, after in all probability getting his first good night’s sleep since the outset of training for the season.

Other Roosters players were brandishing premiership rings for their selfies and Joseph Manu was one who included the crowd of fans in his self-portraits destined to live in perpetuity so long as social media sites exist.

The Roosters will soon reach the conclusion that winning the premiership gives them one less week to prepare for 2019, but young men of their age seldom have much regard for consequences, at least, that is the way we recollect ourselves at that age.

Our memories are not what they used to be and getting out of bed pain free in the morning is of more concern than playing NRL finals with broken shoulders and legs.