Proud: Lyn Aubusson.
Proud: Lyn Aubusson. Doug Eaton

Mum mighty proud of her Roosters

IF you missed Sunday’s NRL grand final you probably wouldn’t have realised that the Sydney Roosters lost the game in convincing fashion 32-8 against a determined St George Illawarra Dragons outfit.

That’s the feeling Lyn Aubusson described as she attended the post-game function at Easts Leagues Club, spending the night with Roosters players and their families on Sunday evening.

Lyn is the mother of Roosters players Mitch and James Aubusson who both had contrasting roles on Sunday.

Mitchell wreaked havoc for the Roosters at second row, troubling the Dragons defence all game and was a shining light for his team.

“We’re so proud of Mitch, he had a great game,” Mrs Aubusson said.

“He made the most of the opportunity to play in a grand final and didn’t hold anything back.”

James was unlucky on Sunday. After suffering numerous injuries this season, he was overlooked for a utility position on the bench when coach, Casino product, Brian Smith opted to bring prop Lopini Paea into the run-on side for some added grunt.

“James pretty well knew in the days leading up to the game that he wasn’t going to make the final squad,” Mrs Aubusson said.

“Smithy (coach Brian Smith) changes his mind a lot, so we weren’t too sure right up until a few days before what was going to happen there.”

Mrs Aubusson said the Roosters are already looking at going the distance to claim the NRL premiership in 2011.

“It was a bonus for the team just to get there this year,” Mrs Aubusson said.

“If history’s shown anything in recent years you have to lose a grand final to win one.”

Mitch and James have a few weeks off from football and Mrs Aubusson said they both plan to come home to Ballina for a few days in November and again during the Christmas break.



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