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Round 19 - Saturday 19th July @ 03:00pm
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Round 19 - Saturday 19th July @ 03:00pm
ROOSTERS vs. PANTHERS
Allianz Stadium
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L: 0
H-T: 18
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CROWD: 13993
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That'll do us, Penrith throw it around late but it's INTERCEPTED by SBW... then goes ahead.... RTS.... NO! DWZ has stopped it. What a finish but no points!

Sydney Roosters 32-12

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

Maloney adds two more to the tally and the scoreline looks a little more dominant now.

Sydney Roosters 32-12

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TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Boyd Cordner. Kick to come.

Cordner with a brace! This time he runs off a Pearce pass. Great play.

Sydney Roosters 30-12

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UNFORCED ERROR PENRITH PANTHERS
Dallin Watene Zelezniak makes an unforced error.

DWZ with an error getting up to play the ball as the clock winds down.

Sydney Roosters 26-12

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PENRITH PANTHERS
Conversion attempt by Jamie Soward successful.

Soward converts as Aubusson continues to be walked slowly off the field.

Sydney Roosters 26-12

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While we wait for the conversion, Mitchell Aubusson is down after a head clash with teammate James Maloney. "Aubo" comes off to undergo a concussion test.

Sydney Roosters 26-10

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TRY PENRITH PANTHERS
Scored by James Segeyaro. Kick to come.

Segeyaro scores a surprisingly easy try after fooling several defenders on the right edge. Dummy, dummy, go... try!

Sydney Roosters 26-10

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40/20 PENRITH PANTHERS
Jamie Soward kicks a 40/20.

Penrith playing through to the final siren. Soward nails the 40/20 but is furious with the referees for not allowing his side to play on at the tap mark.

Sydney Roosters 26-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

No problems with the conversion and the hosts have sealed a comfortable victory here with eight minutes remaining.

Sydney Roosters 26-6

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TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Boyd Cordner. Kick to come.

That's the result all wrapped up for the Roosters, Cordner did indeed win that race to the ball.

Sydney Roosters 24-6

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VIDEO REFEREE - possible TRY to the man wearing Alex McKinnon's #16 jersey - Boyd Cordner. Maloney grubbers through and Cordner appears to have won the race to the ball.

Sydney Roosters 20-6

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Penrith just not matching up to the Roosters today, but the Roosters haven't been world-beaters either. Both teams will take something out of this clash.

Sydney Roosters 20-6

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The kickoff was destined for the sideline on the bounce - Guerra with some acrobatics to keep it in and the Roosters come away with it.

Sydney Roosters 20-6

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Penalty goal attempt by James Maloney successful.

Roosters taking no chances with under fifteen minutes left, they receive a penalty and opt for two. Maloney no worries from right in front - margin extends to fourteen.

Sydney Roosters 20-6

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Segeyaro trapped in-goal on the last off a superb Maloney grubber. Drop-out.

Sydney Roosters 18-6

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Roosters with a relieving penalty just short of halfway, the set starts 30m out from Penrith's line! They can put the game away here, you'd think...

Sydney Roosters 18-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PENRITH PANTHERS
Conversion attempt by Jamie Soward successful.

Soward converts with little issue from next to the sticks.

Sydney Roosters 18-6

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TRY PENRITH PANTHERS
Scored by Bryce Cartwright. Kick to come.

Line running close to the sticks and finally - Cartwright scores his first NRL try and the Panthers are on the board!

Sydney Roosters 18-4

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Minichiello concedes a drop-out for the Roosters by kicking the ball touch-in-goal... and straight into the backside of a Roosters' cheerleader.

Sydney Roosters 18-0

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Bit of a penalty exhibition happening here, Penrith with yet another. They'll need to score soon to have a chance of a comeback today.

Sydney Roosters 18-0

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UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Isaac Liu makes an unforced error.

A heavy tackle on Liu and the ball jolts free. Poor handling off a Pearce short-ball. Penrith scrum on their own 10m.

Sydney Roosters 18-0

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Moylan goes up for a Pearce high ball, and SKD has caught him in the air. Penalty Penrith.

Sydney Roosters 18-0

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UNFORCED ERROR PENRITH PANTHERS
Dallin Watene Zelezniak makes an unforced error.

DWZ knocks it on after Moylan had hoisted it high. Roosters handover.

Sydney Roosters 18-0

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13,993 more dollars raised for the Rise for Alex Foundation - that's this afternoon's official crowd figure.

Sydney Roosters 18-0

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Jake Friend penalised for a dangerous tackle on Kevin Naiqama. Penrith now inside Roosters' territory.

Sydney Roosters 18-0

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First foray for Penrith is taken easily in-goal by Minichiello so it's 20m tap and the Roosters surge up the park.

Sydney Roosters 18-0

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We're back for the second half and Penrith already benefit from a penalty, their set starts 40m from their own line now.

Sydney Roosters 18-0

That will do us for the first half here at Allianz Stadium - a dominant showing from the Roosters who lead 18-0 and have dominated possession to boot.

Sydney Roosters 18-0

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JS launches it cross-field, SKD is taken by DWZ but it's a PEN against PEN. SYD work it out of their own end. WTF?

Sydney Roosters 18-0

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Penalty to Penrith coming out of their own end, they start a new set on halfway.

Sydney Roosters 18-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

Jimmy has no issues with this one either, converting from right in front.

Sydney Roosters 18-0

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TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Remi Casty. Kick to come.

Big Casty goes over! Grounding is good!

Sydney Roosters 16-0

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ANOTHER Video Referee referral. Potential Roosters four-pointer for Frenchman Remi Casty. Checking grounding... no issues here, green lights.

Sydney Roosters 12-0

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Sika Manu ON REPORT for a high tackle on Maloney. Roosters penalty with six minutes to halftime.

Sydney Roosters 12-0

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Soward puts up a big tall one, Moylan chases through but can't beat Mini to the ball. Roosters work it off their own 20m.

Sydney Roosters 12-0

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Penrith with some exciting footy on the last, eventually a cross-field kick is knocked on by Penrith. Roosters scrum 10m fro their own tryline.

Sydney Roosters 12-0

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NO TRY - Mitchell Pearce ruled to have knocked the ball on. Not enough evidence to overturn the referees on-field decision. Panthers' scrum.

Sydney Roosters 12-0

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STRIP AND TRY? VIDEO REFEREE - Mitchell Pearce has ripped it from Moylan's grasp... and scored! We're checking whether it's a knock on.

Sydney Roosters 12-0

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Minichiello takes a crafty catch in-goal and has to battle retreating Panthers defenders to actually run to the 20m and take the tap. Potential calls for a penalty but it's play on for the Roosters.

Sydney Roosters 12-0

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Good sliding defence on the last from Penrith on the last keeps Aubusson from scoring a double. Handover on their own 10m.

Sydney Roosters 12-0

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UNFORCED ERROR PENRITH PANTHERS
Jamal Idris makes an unforced error.

Big Jamal knocks it on as the ball goes wide to the left. Sydney Roosters scrum on their own 40m.

Sydney Roosters 12-0

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Penrith on the last end up forcing a kick from Segeyaro. Very haphazard play from the visitors and SKD wraps up the ball, Roosters work it away.

Sydney Roosters 12-0

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Penrith just not trouble the Roosters. Elijah Taylor is back on of course.

Sydney Roosters 12-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

Maloney has no issues converting from beside the posts.

Sydney Roosters 12-0

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TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Mitchell Aubusson. Kick to come.

Aubusson forces his way over after the Roosters earned that penalty. The man upstairs confirms the on-field decision.

Sydney Roosters 10-0

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VIDEO REFEREE possible TRY to the Roosters for Mitchell Aubusson. Checking grounding.

Sydney Roosters 6-0

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Penrith's last tackle option is fielded easily in-goal by Maloney who sprints to the 20m for the restart and makes it to the 40m in his darting run. By the end of the set the Roosters attack the line 5m out... and get a penalty.

Sydney Roosters 6-0

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Bryce Cartwright kicks, Idris steams through and they're able to trap SBW in-goal. Drop-out. Off the ball Boyd Cordner has been blood-binned.

Sydney Roosters 6-0

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Penrith with their first real chance to attack the Roosters' line.

Sydney Roosters 6-0

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INJURY: Jake Friend off for a concussion test after a head clash with Jamie Soward. Aubusson will play hooker, SKD to the centres and Macdonald comes on to the wing.

Sydney Roosters 6-0

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UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Aidan Guerra makes an unforced error.

Guerra steaming onto an offload as the Roosters roll up the park but he can't hold it.

Sydney Roosters 6-0

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Roosters with some enteprising play down the right after Pearce gets an offload away, but the ball ends up in Jamal Idris' arms after a series of panicked offloads. Not sure the Roosters knew it was tackle four, not five...

Sydney Roosters 6-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

Maloney aims the ball directly at the sun, and it goes between the posts!

Sydney Roosters 6-0

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TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Aidan Guerra. Kick to come.

Guerra's try gets the green light, great hands from Shaun Kenny-Dowall and the Roosters open the scoring.

Sydney Roosters 4-0

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VIDEO REFEREE possible Roosters TRY to Aidan Guerra. Checking obstruction on Soward in the lead-up.

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UNFORCED ERROR PENRITH PANTHERS
Bryce Cartwright makes an unforced error.

JWH misses a pass and it looks set to go back to Penrith but Cartwright spills it.

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SIN BIN
Elijah Taylor is sent to the sin bin.

Taylor offside from the quick restart by the Roosters - and the referee has no hesitation in sending him for a ten minute break early on.

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40/20 SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Jake Friend kicks a 40/20.

What a kick on the fourth! Roosters will go for broke here!

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Roosters are the first to venture into opposition territory but their final tackle option is a simple high ball which Matt Moylan (unsurprisingly at fullback) takes easily. 20m restart.

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We're underway here, Roosters with first use of the ball.

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All the players have their Rise for Alex wristbands on - a round of applause from the crowd as the song finishes - the Roosters players now give their wristbands to the junior players who've ushered them onto the field, and now we move into a moment's silence in respect of those lost in the tragic incident involving Flight MH17.

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"Alex (Day-by-day)" rings out over the Allianz Stadium PA as we celebrate Rise for Alex round, the fans are on their feet and the teams take to the field together. The Roosters will wear their navy strip while the Panthers are in the flashy pink jerseys.

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Already 160 thrilling minutes of footy played today at Allianz Stadium - we've had the home side victorious in both grades - Holden Cup Under 20's went to the Roosters 32-18 this morning before a thrilling VB NSW Cup match saw the Newtown Jets come back from 30-6 down to defeat Penrith 31-30. NRL kickoff is 3pm.

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Plenty of changes for both sides ahead of this vital Saturday afternoon clash at Allianz Stadium. For the Roosters, Brendan Elliot played earlier today in the Under 20's and scored two tries - he's made way in first grade for Roger Tuivasa Sheck. Nene Macdonald drops to the bench, with Shaun Kenny-Dowall shifting to the wing and Aiden Guera replacing SKD in the centres. Frank Paul Nuuausala is the new lock. L'Estrange misses out.
For Penrith, Josh Mansour is indeed out after sustaining that ankle injury on Monday against Brisbane. Dean Whare shifts to the wing with Lewis Brown joining the backline. Bryce Cartwright will start in the second row with Sika Manu dropping back to the bench, and Isaah Yeo comes in on the bench.

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Referees: Ashley Klein, Adam Gee

Touch Judges: Dan Eastwood, Luke Potter

Video Referee: Chris Ward, Henry Perenara

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (32)
Tries: Aidan Guerra, Mitchell Aubusson, Remi Casty, Boyd Cordner (2)
Field Goals:
Conversions: James Maloney (5/5)
Penalty Goals: James Maloney (1/1)

PENRITH PANTHERS (12)
Tries: Bryce Cartwright, James Segeyaro
Field Goals:
Conversions: Jamie Soward (2/2)
Penalty Goals:



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