The Sharks host the Raiders after Brett Morris nabbed a second straight hat-trick in at 40-6 demolition of the Wests Tigers

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James Tedesco reaches out his hand as he is flanked by Sydney Roosters teammates Brett Morris and Luke Keary.

The Sharks host the Raiders after Brett Morris nabbed a second straight hat-trick in at 40-6 demolition of the Wests Tigers.

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Brett Morris scores second straight hat-trick as Roosters rout Tigers

James Tedesco reaches out his hand as he is flanked by Sydney Roosters teammates Brett Morris and Luke Keary.

Brett Morris, James Tedesco and Luke Keary (L to R) tore the Tigers’ defence to shreds.(AAP: David Gray

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The Roosters have notched 40 points for the second straight week, demolishing Wests Tigers 40-6 as Brett Morris picked up a second successive hat-trick.

The Roosters won their season opener 46-4 against Manly last week, and put on a similarly dominant performance against a woeful Tigers side at Campbelltown in the second round.

Tigers halfback Luke Brooks battled to get through a banner commemorating his 150th NRL appearance, and it was perhaps more resilient that the hosts’ defence, which has leaked 70 points in two games.

The Roosters heavily targeted the Tigers’ left side defence all day, sending Morris breaking down the wing in the sixth minute, where he kicked back in-field for Tedesco to score his first try against his former team.

Morris streaked away in similar fashion shortly after, shaping to kick again, but stepping inside fullback Daine Laurie instead to score his first.

Tigers hooker Jacob Liddle caught the markers napping to score from a dummy-half sneak, but the Roosters crossed again before half-time when halfback Luke Keary isolated big back rower Sitili Tupouniua against Brooks and he crashed over.

Morris and Tedesco touched down again in the first 10 minutes of the second half, tying them on five tries each after matching first-round hat-tricks, but Morris went one better when he crossed on the end of another right-side shift with six minute left.

Debutant Fletcher Baker also crossed on debut as the Roosters fired a warning shot to the rest of the league with a second stunning performance to start the season.

The Tigers, meanwhile, have a lot of soul searching to do after Keary, Tedesco, Joey Manu and Morris dismantled the defensive line on Sunday afternoon.

The performances of Brooks, Luciano Leilua and Joey Leilua will come under particular scrutiny, while Adam Doueihi was underwhelming in his first outing as five-eighth.

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