07/05/2013 19:30 – thanks for everyone’s patience with our site problems.  Here’s the match report from last weekend’s game.

The Sydney Roosters have overcome a disappointing first half effort to brush the Penrith Panthers aside in a 30-6 win at Allianz Stadium this afternoon.

Michael Jennings scored a second half double in his first game against his former club.  The first was from a set backline move to be followed thirteen minutes later when the bounce of the ball favoured Jennings chasing through a Maloney kick.

The Roosters led ten six at the break after tries to Nathan Friend and Sonny-Bill Williams.  The try to Williams will be the focus of post match talk after referee Jarred Maxwell failed to go to the video referee after replays showed a clear double movement.

The Panthers only success of the afternoon came from a Luke Walsh kick that was lost by the Roosters in the contest and Matt Moylan came away with the four pointer.

In the second half the Roosters controlled the game and defended their line with stealth.  And with the huge injury toll, the Panthers were brave but could not match the home side.  They would go down fighting and the efforts of Nigel Plum, Adam Docker and Matt Robinson didn’t go unnoticed with some powerful hits.  Matt Moylan in his second first grade game was outstanding and looks like he’s permanently secured a spot in the first grade side.

The Roosters were best served by Warea-Hargreaves who dominated in the forwards.  Jennings proved dangerous out wide and the halves combination of Maloney and Pearce continued to push for New South Wales Origin selection.

SYDNEY ROOSTERS 30 (M Jennings 2, N Friend, S Williams, M Pearce tries; J Maloney 5 goals) defeated PENRITH 6 (M Moylan try; L Walsh goal) at Allianz Stadium.

05/05/2013 13:15 – Roosters have hit back through a try to Rhyse Martin to reduce the defecit to four points.

05/05/2013 13:00 – play is underway in the NYC between the Panthers and the Roosters.   Early tries to Nick Walker and Dallin Wantene-Zelezniak.  Panthers lead 10-0.

05/05/2013 12:20 – welcome to the Sunday match of the day between the Roosters and the Panthers.  It was just over 100 days ago Michael Jennings left the Panthers for the Roosters after a turbulent last couple of seasons with us.  And whilst the Roosters are strolling along quite nicely the Panthers have only recorded two wins in the meantime.  There’s always a bit of feeling in these matches with the Roosters and today will just have that a little more passion.  I’m not sure the Panthers can pull off a win but if they do, it will be one huge win.  We’ll keep you up to date with the Under 20’s scores as the Panthers go for eight in a row.

30/04/2013 17:45 – here’s the two teams for this weekend’s game

Roosters v Panthers – 5th May, 3:00pm, Allianz Stadium | #NRLSYDPEN

Roosters

1 Anthony Minichiello (c) 2 Daniel Tupou 3 Michael Jennings 4 Shaun Kenny-Dowall 5 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 6 James Maloney 7 Mitchell Pearce 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9 Jake Friend 10 Sam Moa 11 Mitchell Aubusson 12 Sonny Bill Williams 13 Boyd Cordner Interchange 14 Daniel Mortimer 15 Martin Kennedy 16 Aidan Guerra 17 Luke O’Donnell

Coach: Trent Robinson

Panthers

1 Matt Moylan 2 Travis Robinson 3 Lewis Brown 4 Dean Whare 5 David Simmons 6 Tom Humble 7 Luke Walsh 8 Sam McKendry 9 Kevin Kingston (c) 10 Tim Grant 11 Sika Manu 12 Matthew Robinson 13 Nigel Plum
Interchange 14 Adam Docker 15 Mose Masoe 16 James Segeyaro 17 Clint Newton 18 Nathan Smith

Coach: Ivan Cleary

30/04/2013 16:00 – welcome to the blog for match day 8 vs the Sydney Roosters this Sunday 3:00pm at Allianz Stadium.  The game is delayed on Channel 9 at 4pm.

This is the first time Michael Jennings will play against his former club.  The Roosters are in hot form and will be hard to beat at home.

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