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Penrith Panthers vs Sydney Roosters: NRL live scores, blog

1st July, 2022
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Penrith Panthers

26

Match Complete

Sydney Roosters

18

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Penrith Panthers

26

Match Complete

Sydney Roosters

18

N. Cleary72
A. Koroisau71
N. Cleary65
I. Tago64
54S. Walker
52S. Verrills
47S. Walker
46S. Taukeiaho
N. Cleary40
V. Kikau39
28S. Walker
26S. Walker
N. Cleary13
B. To'o11
N. Cleary7

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Round 16 of the NRL Premiership continues tonight when the Penrith Panthers take on the Sydney Roosters at BlueBet Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7.55pm AEST.

At the start of the season, many saw the Roosters as the big improvers in 2022, perhaps even the Premiers. More than half way through the season though, their spot in the 8 is not yet ensured. They sit two points outside the 8. Another loss here makes their task a bit harder.

So far, the Panthers have navigated the Origin period successfully. Last start, before the rep round, they dismantled the Warriors 40-6.

The blueprint of the Panthers is always the same. Kick well, defend stoutly and wait for the cracks in the opposition to appear. Penrith are like a machine. It is only very rarely that they put in a sub par effort.

Nathan Cleary, Jarome Luai, Brian To’o, Stephen Crichton, Liam Martin, Isaah Yeo and Api Koroisau have all been named to back up from Origin II. Sean O’Sullivan, Matt Eisenhuth and Chris Smith have all been named in the extended squad, should Ivan Cleary decide to rest some of his stars. Fijian youngster Sunia Turuva, who was brilliant at fullback last weekend, has also been named in the reserves.

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Granted, their draw has been tough, but the Roosters are coming off 3 straight losses. It would be many a season since the tri-colours lost 4 in a row, but that is exactly what they are staring at here.

The Roosters pack in recent weeks has been hampered by injury and Origin selection. Doubts still exist also over the halves combination. Sam Walker can be brilliant at times but he can also make crucial mistakes. Perhaps more experience will bring that consistency.

James Tedesco, Daniel Tupou, Angus Crichton and Lindsay Collins have all been named to play. Luke Keary is being rested given his concussion issues with Drew Hutchison moving into the halves. In a big inclusion, Victor Radley returns at lock, pushing Nat Butcher to the bench and Daniel Suluka-Fifita to the reserves.

Prediction

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James Tedesco was everywhere last Sunday night. He will need a similar performance against the Panthers if his team are any chance of an upset.

BlueBet Stadium has been the graveyard for away teams in recent years and I can’t see that changing tonight.

Panthers by 12

Game information

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Kick-off: 7:55pm AEST
Venue: BlueBet Stadium
TV/Stream: Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Nine Network
Odds: Panthers $1.14, Roosters $5.75 – odds via PlayUp

Penrith

1. Dylan Edwards 2. Taylan May 3. Izack Tago 4. Stephen Crichton 5. Brian To’o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. Moses Leota 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Mitch Kenny 15. Scott Sorensen 16. Spencer Leniu 17. Jaeman Salmon 18. Robert Jennings 19. Matt Eisenhuth 20. Chris Smith 21. Sunia Turuva 22. Sean O’Sullivan

Sydney Roosters

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1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Billy Smith 4. Joseph Manu 5. Joseph Suaalii 6. Drew Hutchison 7. Sam Walker 8. Lindsay Collins 9. Sam Verrills 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Angus Crichton 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Victor Radley 14. Connor Watson 15. Egan Butcher 16. Nat Butcher 17. Fletcher Baker 18. Paul Momirovski 19. Daniel Suluka-Fifita 20. Adam Keighran 21. Terrell May 22. Lachlan Lam

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