It is Fulltime! The Roosters have made a statement by thrashing the Panthers 32-6 at Allianz Stadium. Stay tuned for the 3,2,1's and Match Report @LeagueUnlimited!
Kurt Baptiste grubbers for James Tedesco who just can't grab it for a try. Good effort.
Boyd Cordner grubbers in goal on the last and Dallin Watene-Zelezniak bats it dead. Roosters looking to finish with a try here.
Corey Harawera Naera leaves the field after copping an accidental high shot from Boyd Cordner nothing in it. Busted nose for Harawera Naera.
Blake Ferguson now lands it from the other sideline. Roosters lead 32-6.
Victor Radley gets to dummy half, finds Keary, Aubusson and Daniel Tupou scores in the corner untouched. Roosters lead 30-6 kick to come.
James Maloney knocks on after a strong tackle from Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and Roosters have the scrum 30m out from their own line.
Again the ball goes towards Manu and Ferguson, but Blake Ferguson runs out of room and steps into touch.
Penalty Roosters - Against Corey Harawera Naera for not being square at marker. Roosters take the tap.
Tyrone Peachey sent to the Sin Bin for taking Joseph Manu off the ball from a Cooper Cronk kick.
The Panthers make a break through Dallin Watene-Zelezniak who finds James Maloney who throws it wide, the ball finds Tyrone Phillips who looked set to score but Joseph Manu has pulled off a remarkable try saver to bundle Phillips into touch! Huge tackle! Roosters ball.
Penalty Roosters - Against Trent Merrin and the Roosters find the line just over halfway.
Blake Ferguson nails the conversion from the sideline! Roosters lead 26-6.
Joseph Manu gets a sublime offload down the left edge and gives Blake Ferguson a clear run to the line! Superb try! Roosters lead 24-6 kick to come.
Jack Hetherington knocks on after trying to offload. Roosters get the ball back just short of halfway.
Penalty Panthers - Boyd Cordner penalised for an accidental offside and the Panthers find the line just short of halfway.
We are back underway and Mitchell has given the thumbs up from the stretcher.
Latrell Mitchell will be stretchered from the field.
Latrell Mitchell now down due to an accidental crusher tackle from Nathan Cleary. Standby Blues fans..
Cooper Cronk now comes up with a 40/20! Huge play!
Panthers throw the ball around close the the line on the last and Corey Harawera Naera grubbers but Latrell Mitchell cleans it up and Roosters have 5m out from their own line.
Cooper Cronk kicks across the field for Blake Ferguson who gets high but spills the ball over the line. Panthers ball.
Penalty Roosters - Against Tyrone Peachey for a high shot on Luke Keary. Roosters take the tap!
Isaah Yeo knocks on after Christian Crichton takes an intercept off Daniel Tupou. Roosters scrum 10m out!
Penalty Roosters - Against Jack Hetherington for not getting back the 10m. Roosters find the line 40m out.
INJURY UPDATE - Reagan Campbell-Gillard will likely MISS Origin II with a suspected broken jaw! Dylan Napa also in doubt with an ankle injury. Both will not return tonight.
We are underway in the Second Half and Jack Hetherington makes a strong run off the kickoff.
It is Halftime and a great first half by the Sydney Roosters, who lead 20-6 at the break. Stay tuned for all the second half action @League Unlimited!
Latrell Mitchell knocks over the penalty goal. Roosters lead 20-6.
Penalty Roosters - Against James Maloney who tackles Mitchell Aubusson without the ball. Roosters will take the shot at goal. Kick to come.
Blake Ferguson gets a long ball from Luke Keary on the last, Ferguson looks to kick and knocks on. Panthers off the hook, as they make their way over halfway now.
Now James Maloney kicks the ball dead looking for a 40/20. Roosters ball 40m out.
Victor Radley busts through the line and Dallin Watene-Zelezniak comes across and knocks the ball free. Just enough to save a certain try!
Corey Harawera Naera drops the ball cold. Roosters scrum 30m out.
Luke Keary makes a poor option hitting Tupou right on the touchline and Christian Crichton puts him into touch. Scrum Roosters 15m out from their own line.
Luke Keary kicks to the right hand side for Blake Ferguson who leads high but knocks on. Panthers ball 2m out from their own line.
Penalty Roosters - Against Trent Merrin for pushing Mitchell after the tackle. Roosters on the attack 20m out.
Trent Merrin tries to milk a penalty in the play the ball but loses it and it is a scrum to the Roosters on halfway.
James Maloney grubbers close to the line but the ball goes dead and it is a 20m re-start.
James Maloney converts. Roosters lead 18-6.
Dean Whare gets an inside ball from Nathan Cleary close to the line and Whare runs a great line and crashes over! Roosters lead 18-4 kick to come.
The kick goes close to the touchline but Daniel Tupou gets his timing wrong and takes the ball into touch. Panthers scrum 10m out. Chance to hit back for Penrith!
Latrell Mitchell makes it 3 from 3. Roosters lead 18-0.
Latrell Mitchell offloads to find Luke Keary close to the line and Keary finds Zane Tetevano on the inside and Tetevano crashes over with his first touch of the match! Roosters lead 16-0 kick to come.
James Maloney hoists it on the last and James Tedesco takes it easily on the full and it is a 20m re-start.
Latrell Mitchell hits the post, but it goes inside the upright. Roosters lead 12-0.
Luke Keary puts Isaac Liu through a hole 10m out and one on one with Dallin Watene-Zelezniak he is too strong. It is all the Roosters early. Roosters lead 10-0 kick to come.
Penalty Roosters - Panthers take an age to get off James Tedesco trying to get a quick play the ball. Roosters find the line just over halfway.
Latrell Mitchell nails the conversion from the sideline. Roosters lead 6-0.
Joseph Manu takes an intercept off James Maloney and he is tackled by Dallin Watene-Zelezniak just 10m out. Victor Radley darts to the blindside from dummy half and finds Blake Ferguson who dives over in the corner for a try! Roosters lead 4-0 kick to come.
Penalty Panthers - Against Joseph Manu for a crusher tackle on Tyrone Phillips. Panthers find the line 40m from their own tryline.
Huge torpedo bomb from Nathan Cleary and the Roosters let it bounce and luckily for the Tricolours the ball bounces into the path of Joseph Manu 22m out from his own line.
We are underway at Allianz Stadium, with Dylan Napa charging back into heavy contact from Reagan Campbell-Gillard and James Fisher-Harris!
Welcome to Allianz Stadium where the Sydney Roosters host the Penrith Panthers in a potential semi final preview in our second game of Friday Night Football. The Roosters have a few late changes with Sio Siua Taukieaho is out, with his wife in labour. This sees Victor Radley start in the second row, while Mitch Aubusson shifts to the bench. Nat Butcher comes onto the pine in jersey #18. The Panthers are 1-17. This is no doubt the game of the round, with the Roosters currently sixth on the NRL Ladder and the Panthers third. Stay tuned for all the action @LeagueUnlimited, kickoff not far away!
Referees & scorers:
Referees: Ben Cummins, Ashley Klein
Touch Judges: Brett Suttor, Kasey Badger
Video Referee: Steve Chiddy, Ben Galea
SYDNEY ROOSTERS (32)
Tries: Blake Ferguson (2), Isaac Liu, Zane Tetevano, Daniel Tupou
Conversions: Blake Ferguson (2/2), Latrell Mitchell (3/3)
Penalty Goals: Latrell Mitchell (1/1)
PENRITH PANTHERS (6)
Tries: Dean Whare
Conversions: James Maloney (1/1)