It is Fulltime and a Nathan Cleary masterclass has lead the Panthers to a dominant 38-12 victory tonight. Stay tuned for the 3,2,1's and Match Report @LeagueUnlimited!
James Tedesco offloads for Angus Crichton but he can't hold the pill. Scrum Penrith 30m out.
Adam Keighran with a knock on. Panthers scrum 30m from their own line.
James Tedesco with a forced dropout, his second for the night.
Liam Martin with an ambitious flick pass to Brian To'o but it is forward. Roosters head towards halfway.
James Tedesco with the short dropout and he re-gathers! Roosters ball 13m from their own line.
Nathan Cleary again with the repeat set. Dropout Roosters...again.
Kurt Capewell steps back inside close to the line and is held up.
Nathan Cleary is human. Misses the conversion from out wide.
Nathan Cleary was then rushed at the line by the Roosters defence but the mercurial half could do no wrong with the pass bouncing off the wet grass into the hands of Charlie Staines to score in the corner.
Penalty Panthers - James Tedesco has been penalised for a shepherd. Panthers ball 25m out.
Stephen Crichton with a loose carry. Roosters on the attack 35m out.
Matt Ikuvalu now throws a forward pass on the first tackle. Horrific error!
James Tedesco with a nice last tackle kick and Brian To'o is tackled in goal by Joseph Suaalii. First line drop out for Penrith.
The Panthers on the attack and Jarome Luai almost puts Matt Burton over but he is tackled just short by Siosiua Taukeiaho with a superb hit and try saver!
Nathan Cleary of course converts, he can do no wrong!
Nathan Cleary now kicks high for Matt Burton who bats the ball back for Cleary to spin and twist his way over to score.
Nathan Cleary converts and this is starting to get messy for the Roosters.
Nathan Cleary digs deep into the line and finds space for Isaah Yeo who score beside the posts.
Siosiua Taukeiaho knocks on in the play the ball. Panthers scrum 42m out.
We are back underway @BlueBet Stadium as Spencer Leniu brings the ball back into a Roosters wall to get us underway in the Second Half.
It is Halftime and after a fast Roosters start, a Siosiua Taukeiaho Sin Bin has seen the Panthers pile on 22 points to lead at halftime. Stay tuned for all the Second Half action @LeagueUnlimited!
Penalty Panthers - Against Egan Butcher for a high tackle on Nathan Cleary after a kick. Lazy arm, not forceful but it will again cost them two points as Cleary extends the lead to 22-12 at halftime.
Jarome Luai again kicks in goal for To'o for the repeat set. Dropout #4 in a row.
Jarome Luai this time on the last and he kicks wide for Brian To'o but Matt Ikuvalu does enough to knock the ball dead. Dropout number 3.
Cleary with another forced drop out. Turning the screws on the Roosters.
Nathan Cleary with a superb kick in wet conditions on the last and Matt Ikuvalu is trapped in goal for another line drop out.
Nathan Cleary converts from out wide.
Nathan Cleary runs across field on the left hand side and creates space Matt Burton who again put Brian To'o over in the corner to score his second try!
VIDEO REF - NO TRY - Nathan Cleary and Dylan Edwards combine to put Charlie Staines away to score, however it is ruled an obstruction as Stephen Crichton falls to run through the defensive line.
Penalty against Jared Waerea-Hargreaves for an illegal steal and Cleary takes the two points on offer to give his side the lead.
Matt Ikuvalu now spills a Cleary bomb and Penrith on the attack.
Nathan Cleary nails the conversion from the sideline.
The Panthers spread the ball wide off the scrum and Matt Burton puts his winger Brian To'o over in the far corner to score!
Siosiua Taukeiaho has now collected a slipping Nathan Cleary in the head. Unlucky, no intent, Cleary is fine but it was contact with the head.
Nathan Cleary grubbers in goal on the last and James Tedesco is trapped in goal. Dropout Roosters.
Nathan Cleary converts and Penrith get back into the game.
Nathan Cleary kicks early on the third tackle and Stephen Crichton gets to the ball first to strike back for the Panthers!
Joseph Manu now knocks on off the kickoff in his own in goal. Dropout Roosters.
Adam Keighran converts his own try.
Adam Keighran catches the Roosters markers napping close to the line to sneak over from dummy half to give his side a two try lead!
Penalty Roosters - Against Brian To'o for holding Joseph Suaalii back on the attack. Rough penalty to be fair. The Tricolours on the attack 15m out.
Moses Leota loses possession. Roosters now on the attack 40m out.
Penalty Panthers - High tackle from Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and Penrith find the line on halfway.
Josh Morris breaks away down the left hand side and finds Daniel Tupou who is tackled around the legs by Charlie Staines in an try saver! Tupou passes in hope and Dylan Edwards cleans up.
Adam Keighran converts and the Roosters off to a flyer!
Joseph Manu kicks for Joseph Suaalii on the last and it bounces off Suallii's shoulder and Fletcher Baker scores under the posts for the first try of the match.
Stephen Crichton collects a kick from Lachlan Lam on the last and is then driven into touch. Roosters scrum 10m out.
Dylan Edwards charges back into the defensive line but he is creamed by Adam Keighran and Angus Crichton and he loses the ball. Roosters early chance with a scrum 32m out.
We are underway @BlueBet Stadium! Jared Waerea-Hargreaves brings the ball back for the Roosters!
Referees & scorers:
Referees: Ashley Klein
Touch Judges: Phil Henderson, David Munro
Video Referee: Henry Perenara
PENRITH PANTHERS (38)
Tries: Stephen Crichton, Nathan Cleary, Brian To'o (2), Isaah Yeo, Charlie Staines
Conversions: Nathan Cleary (5/5), Charlie Staines (0/1)
Penalty Goals: Nathan Cleary (2/2)
SYDNEY ROOSTERS (12)
Tries: Fletcher Baker, Adam Keighran
Conversions: Adam Keighran (2/2)