Penrith
Panthers
12
Sydney
Roosters
14
FULLTIME
2017-03-18T08:00:00Z
Pepper Stadium

Preview

While most teams started their season in round one, Penrith tried a different approach and began last week. A 42-10 loss in round one was turned upside down last week with a 36-2 win that reaffirmed punters of their premiership hopes. This week, they face the 2-0 Roosters who have been led superbly by new recruit Luke Keary.

Back to back best on ground performances by Keary have the Roosters looking like a shadow of their 2016 self.

A big battle of the forward packs entices fans in arguably the game of the round.

The Roosters have the equal best offence in the league while the Panthers conceded just two points last week against a side who scored 34 points in week one. If the Panthers can find that balance again, they will be hard to stop at home.

Panthers by 4

Team Lists

Team Stats


Scoring Plays

Panthers   Roosters
1 Tries 3
1 Conversions 1
3 Penalty Goals 0
0 Field Goals 0

Attack

Panthers   Roosters
160 All Runs 180
1,414 All Run Metres 1,425
2 Line Breaks 2
6 Offloads 8

Defense

Panthers   Roosters
514 Kick Metres 512
0 40/20 0
340 Tackles 328
25 Missed Tackles 21

Discipline

Panthers   Roosters
10 Penalties Conceded 9
8 Errors 14
0 Sin Bin 0
0 Send Offs 0

Player Stats


Top Run Metres

 PlayerTOT
Tyrone Peachey170
Boyd Cordner156
Trent Merrin154
Dylan Napa126
Latrell Mitchell126

Top Linebreak Assists

 PlayerTOT
Mitchell Pearce2
Matt Moylan1
Aidan Guerra0
Isaah Yeo0
Luke Keary0

Summary

Roosters 14 (Michael Gordon 2, Latrell Mitchell tries; Michael Gordon  goal) def Panthers 12 (Tyrone Peachey try; Nathan Cleary 4 goals) at Pepper Stadium. Crowd: 11,044