80:00
Sat 18 March 2017
Pepper Stadium - Crowd: 11044
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FULLTIME :: Roosters win a thriller 14-12 to make it three for three. The first time that has happened since 2004.

Sydney Roosters 14-12

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SIX MORE again.. no! It wasn't touched! Peachey tried to find the incisive line but a great tackle from Gordon stops him.. it dribbles back for Kikau to be tackled.

Sydney Roosters 14-12

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SIX MORE for the Panthers as the Roosters go the swat down.

Sydney Roosters 14-12

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UNFORCED ERROR PENRITH PANTHERS: Te Maire Martin makes an unforced error.

Martin tries to run himself and spills it.

Sydney Roosters 14-12

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Good hustle from RCG.. he swarmed Pearce which forced the kick to be shinned over the sideline near halfway.

Sydney Roosters 14-12

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Conversion attempt by Michael Gordon unsuccessful.

Get it to Gordon seems to be the theme tonight! The fullback has ten points tonight, and this kick could make it an even dozen. He walks in.. and misses.

Sydney Roosters 14-12

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TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Scored by Michael Gordon. Kick to come.

Michael Gordon has a double! The former Panther dribbes it past his opponent then dives over!

Sydney Roosters 14-12

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RED LIGHTS.. NO TRY! Peachey and Moylan both ruled offside, so Blake's effort is chalked off. PENALTY ROOSTERS!

Penrith Panthers 12-10

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BUNKER TIME! We're off to the bunker again, to see if there were any faults to find with this Blake time.

Penrith Panthers 12-10

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Panthers force an error again.. they ruck it out now.

Penrith Panthers 12-10

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UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Shaun Kenny-Dowall makes an unforced error.

RED LIGHTS.. NO TRY! SKD has knocked it on in chasing the bomb.

Penrith Panthers 12-10

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BUNKER TIME! We have a mad scramble after a drop.. who finished it.

Penrith Panthers 12-10

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

DWZ's turn to take a dipping bomb and he spills it.

Penrith Panthers 12-10

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PENALTY ROOSTERS! Chasers inside the ten, slack work from them.

Penrith Panthers 12-10

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL PENRITH PANTHERS: Penalty goal attempt by Nathan Cleary successful.

Cleary hands them the lead again.

Penrith Panthers 12-10

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PENALTY PANTHERS! Cleary takes it to the line and is hit high. The natives get a little restless some push and shove.

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UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Zane Tetevano makes an unforced error.

Bang! Big hit from Kikau and the locals like that, even more when Tetevano spilled it.

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UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Boyd Cordner makes an unforced error.

Cordner can't hold onto the short ball. Big reprieve for the Panthers.

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PENALTY ROOSTERS! Quicker shouts the ref, as Panthers lay on the ruck.

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

RED LIGHTS.. NO TRY! DWZ was a commendable effort but he lost it.

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BUNKER TIME! Has DWZ nudged it inside the touchline.

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PENALTY PANTHERS! Big chance to retake the lead.

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL PENRITH PANTHERS: Penalty goal attempt by Nathan Cleary successful.

Clearly slots it through.

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PENALTY PANTHERS! Cordner touches the ball offside. Panthers opt for the two to level things.

Sydney Roosters 10-8

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UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Mitchell Pearce makes an unforced error.

Panthers swarm on Pearce on last, forced an error.

Sydney Roosters 10-8

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KICK-OFF! We're back!

Sydney Roosters 10-8

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We're back on here at Penrith Park! Roosters hold a slender lead. Are we in for an epic? or will the Roosters run away with it. We'll find out.

Sydney Roosters 10-8

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HALFTIME :: Roosters exploded late in the half, to take a slender two point lead into the break.

Sydney Roosters 10-8

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Conversion attempt by Michael Gordon unsuccessful.

Gordon from the edge, kisses it out off the post.

Sydney Roosters 10-8

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TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Scored by Latrell Mitchell. Kick to come.

Mitchell finishes off a good move that was started by Mitch Pearce, who shrugged off a defender to send it on it's way.

Sydney Roosters 10-8

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UNFORCED ERROR PENRITH PANTHERS: James Tamou makes an unforced error.

Tamou wastes the good opportunity for the Panthers.

Penrith Panthers 8-6

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PENALTY PANTHERS! Wallace fumbles the ball but the defenders were in the ruck.

Penrith Panthers 8-6

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UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Isaac Liu makes an unforced error.

Liu is not having a good night with his hands, loses it again.

Penrith Panthers 8-6

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More pressure incoming as Moylan is taken dead.

Penrith Panthers 8-6

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PENALTY ROOSTERS! Cordner exaggerates the contact, as he tried to get up and get the whistle.

Penrith Panthers 8-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Conversion attempt by Michael Gordon successful.

Gordon looks to convert his own effort, and steers it over.

Penrith Panthers 8-6

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TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Scored by Michael Gordon. Kick to come.

Michael Gordon scores his sixth try in seven games at this stadium! The Roosters fanned it out and Gordon takes it at pace to score.

Penrith Panthers 8-4

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SKD comes in to deflect the ball, and the Roosters get a PENALTY for a decoy making contact with Pearce.

Penrith Panthers 8-0

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Latrell Mitchell hasn't learnt from the opening kick-off and goes OUT ON THE FULL! again.

Penrith Panthers 8-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PENRITH PANTHERS: Conversion attempt by Nathan Cleary successful.

A tougher kick this time for Cleary, who walks in.. and swings it across.

Penrith Panthers 8-0

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TRY PENRITH PANTHERS: Scored by Tyrone Peachey. Kick to come.

GREEN LIGHTS.. TRY! Peachey just got it inside the line! It came from a flick pass from Moylan who was rushed, got it to Peachey who did the rest.

Penrith Panthers 6-0

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BUNKER TIME! Tyrone Peachey might have the opener.

Penrith Panthers 2-0

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UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Isaac Liu makes an unforced error.

Isaac Liu fresh onto the field, tries to charge onto it but leaves the ball behind.

Penrith Panthers 2-0

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Brilliant goal-line defense from the Roosters, denying a rushing Panther. Changeover.

Penrith Panthers 2-0

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PENALTY PANTHERS! They earn the seventh whistle of the contest. Moylan shoots for touch.

Penrith Panthers 2-0

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UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Jake Friend makes an unforced error.

Good work from Leilani Latu to smash the marker and dislodge the ball.

Penrith Panthers 2-0

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Rugby league balls can be wicked things. Nathan Cleary launches it end over end as it went through the arms of Kenny-Dowall but it was deemed not played at. Turnover.

Penrith Panthers 2-0

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PENALTY ROOSTERS! Tamou not square at marker. They are testing the patience of the referee here.

Penrith Panthers 2-0

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Pearce tries to pilot a kick to SKD but it was too big and Waqa Blake takes.

Penrith Panthers 2-0

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PENALTY ROOSTERS! Slow play the ball, as Penrith try to slow it down and they are pinged.

Penrith Panthers 2-0

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL PENRITH PANTHERS: Penalty goal attempt by Nathan Cleary successful.

Cleary knocks it through. Panthers have first points.

Penrith Panthers 2-0

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PENALTY PANTHERS! Another whistle just besides the sticks, and they opt for the two.

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PENALTY PANTHERS! Tyrone Peachey hit high by Mitch Pearce.

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UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Boyd Cordner makes an unforced error.

RED LIGHTS.. NO TRY! Cordner hit the ground and bounced it to Latrell Mitchell.

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BUNKER TIME! Referee calls it a try, Checking the pass.

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UNFORCED ERROR PENRITH PANTHERS: Waqa Blake makes an unforced error.

Panthers with an error coming from their own area. Another chance for the visitors coming.

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PENALTY ROOSTERS! RCG with a high shot. First chance for points for the visitors.

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UNFORCED ERROR PENRITH PANTHERS: Dean Whare makes an unforced error.

Fisher-Harris trying to ball play at the line, throws a hospital pass to Whare. The winger knocks it on.

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Not an ideal start for the Roosters. KICK-OFF IS OUT ON THE FULL!

KICK-OFF! Here we go!

Roosters are first out onto a soggy surface, followed by the home side through the smoke and greeted by a sparse crowd in the golden west. They take residence in the south end of the stadium, ready for kick-off.

We're ready for the start here at Penrith. Both teams just having their last second hugs and tactics, Roosters in their white away jerseys with the blue v while the home side are in their licorice allsorts jerseys.

Welcome to a damp Penrith Park for tonight's contest! The undefeated Roosters head west, to take on the mercurial Panthers. Roosters were impressive for parts of both their victories over Bulldogs and Titans while Panthers were hammered by the Dragons and conversely smashed the Tigers in Campbelltown. These two had a classic encounter in the finals a few years ago, so join us for the action at 7pm AEST.

Referees:

Referees: Grant Atkins, Chris Butler

Touch Judges: Jeff Younis, Dave Ryan

Video Referee: Bernard Sutton, Bryan Norrie

PENRITH PANTHERS (12)
Tries: Tyrone Peachey
Field Goals:
Conversions: Nathan Cleary (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Nathan Cleary (3/3)

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (14)
Tries: Michael Gordon (2), Latrell Mitchell
Field Goals:
Conversions: Michael Gordon (1/3)
Penalty Goals: