[2022] R11 Roosters v Panthers - Game Day Thread

R11 Sydney Roosters v Penrith Panthers

Game Day Information

:rugby_football: Match Sydney Roosters v Penrith Panthers
:stadium: Venue Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park NSW
:clock10: Time Saturday 21st May 2022 7:35pm
:tickets: Tickets Tickets via Ticketek
:rugby_football: Other Matches NSWCUP North Sydney Bears v Penrith Panthers 20/5 7:00pm 1
JFLEGG Sydney Roosters v Penrith Panthers 21/5 1:00pm 2
:sun_behind_rain_cloud: Weather :cloud_with_rain: Light Rain 16°C (81% Chance of Rain :cloud_with_rain:)
:tv: Broadcast :tv: Fox League (Channel 502) [LIVE]
:desktop_computer: NRL Live Pass [LIVE]
:kayo: Kayo Sports [LIVE]
:radio: ABC Sydney 702AM [LIVE]
:radio: 2GB Sydney 873AM [LIVE]
:radio: MMM Sydney 104.9FM [LIVE]
1. Knock On Effect NSW Cup Fixture of Bears v Panthers to be played at North Sydney Oval.
2. Jersey Flegg Fixture of Roosters v Panthers to be played at Leichhardt Oval.

:rugby_football: Telstra Premiership | Full Time

Penrith Panthers 32 Tries Jarome Luai (2), Apisai Koroisau, Stephen Crichton, James Fisher-Harris.
Goals Nathan Cleary (6/6)
Sydney Roosters 12 Tries James Tedesco, Paul Momirovski.
Goals Sam Walker (2/2)

:rugby_football: Knock On Effect NSW Cup | Full Time

Penrith Panthers 17 Tries Preston Riki, J’maine Hopgood, Thomas Jenkins.
Goals Kurt Falls (2/3) FG Sean O’Sullivan (1)
North Sydney Bears 12 Tries Adam Keighran (2), Kevin Naiqama.
Goals Adam Keighran (0/2) Tom Carr (0/1)

:rugby_football: Jersey Flegg Cup| Full Time

Penrith Panthers 10 Tries Isaiah Iongi, Cody Lawson.
Goals Niwhai Puru (1/2)
Sydney Roosters 34 Tries Thomas Deakin (2), Jack Mossman, Riley Meyn, Jacob Preston…
Goals Hugo Savala (4/4), Jack Mossman (3/3)

Postgame Media








Telstra Premiership Knock On Effect NSW Cup NSW Jersey Flegg
:rugby_football: Roosters v Panthers :rugby_football: Bears v Panthers :rugby_football: Roosters v Panthers
:clock3: Saturday 21/5 7:35pm :clock3: Friday 20/5 7:00pm :clock3: Saturday 21/5 1:00pm
:stadium: Sydney Cricket Ground :stadium: North Sydney Oval :stadium: Leichhardt Oval
1. Dylan Edwards 1. Charlie Staines 1. Isaiah Iongi
2. Taylan May 2. Christian Crichton 2. Daeon Amituanai
3. Izack Tago 3. Robert Jennings :small_red_triangle: 3. William Fakatoumafi
4. Stephen Crichton 4. Thomas Jenkins 4. Kristian-Li Mai
5. Brian To’O 5. Sunia Turuva 5. Cody Lawson
6. Jarome Luai 6. Kurt Falls 6. Jack Cole
7. Nathan Cleary © 7. Sean O’Sullivan :small_red_triangle: 7. Niwhai Puru
8. Moses Leota 8. Matt Eisenhuth :small_red_triangle: 8. Hanna El-Nachar
9. Apisai Koroisau 9. Soni Luke :small_red_triangle: 9. Connor Mason
10. James Fisher-Harris 10. Lindsay Smith 10. Brad Fearnley
11. Viliame Kikau 11. Preston Riki 11. Ativalu Lisati
12. Liam Martin 12. Chris Smith 12. Mavrik Geyer
13. Isaah Yeo © 13. J’Maine Hopgood :small_red_triangle: 13. Jack Garrod
14. Mitch Kenny 14. Hohepa Puru 14. Braith Alexander
15. Scott Sorensen 15. Liam Henry 15. Ilai Tuia
16. Spencer Leniu 16. John Faiumu 16. Daniel Sykes
17. Jaeman Salmon 17. Eddie Blacker 17. Zac Lipowicz
19. Chris Smith 19. Tyreece Tonga
24. Charlie Staines 20. Gordon Whippy
18. Robert Jennings :small_red_triangle_down: 21. Addison Williams
20. J’Maine Hopgood :small_red_triangle_down: 22. Mason Teague
21. Sean O’Sullivan :small_red_triangle_down: 23. Elone Taufa
22. Matt Eisenhuth :small_red_triangle_down:
23. Soni Luke :small_red_triangle_down:
HC Ivan Cleary HC Peter Wallace HC Jono Rolfe
AC Andrew Webster AC Kevin Kingston
AC Cameron Ciraldo

  :small_orange_diamond: Positional Change       :small_red_triangle: Moved into squad       :small_red_triangle_down: Moved out of Squad       Injury or Medical Related

Match Officials

Telstra Premiership K.O.E NSW Cup Jersey Flegg Cup
Referee Gerard Sutton Damian Brady Luke Saldern
Sideline Official Phil Henderson Cameron Turner Karra-Lee Nolan
David Munro Jake Sutherland Ethan Murray
Video Referee Chris Butler - -

Referee Success Rate

Referee Active Since 2022 Overall Pen. For Pen. Against Ratio
Gerard Sutton 2009 (1/2) 50% (24/42) 57.14% 160 163.5 0.98

we leaving Ivan home again ??? :upside_down_face:

:mega: Team Lists and Match Official have been updated.




Late Changes

Panthers coach Ivan Cleary has updated his squad for tomorrow night’s fixture against the Sydney Roosters at the SCG.

The starting side is unchanged from what was named on Tuesday afternoon, while Chris Smith and Charlie Staines remain on the extended bench.

The Panthers will wear the 2022 Away Jersey.

Panthers setting for a field goal against the Roosters. The hooker sells it, then scores from dummy half. I swear I’ve seen that somewhere before🤔


Yeah, Mutley. Wonder where I’ve seen that one before?:wink::grin::rofl:

Great to be back on the forum. :+1::+1:


Another good win against quality opposition.

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Our back 5 were amazing. Ditto JFH, Sorensen & great to see Luai get a double.

Really impressed with the last 2 weeks after dropping the game against Parra.


:rugby_football: Knock On Effect NSW Cup| Full Time

Penrith Panthers 17 Tries Preston Riki, J’maine Hopgood, Thomas Jenkins.
Goals Kurt Falls (2/3) FG Sean O’Sullivan (1)
North Sydney Bears 12 Tries Adam Keighran (2), Kevin Naiqama.
Goals Adam Keighran (0/2) Tom Carr (0/1)


:rugby_football: Jersey Flegg Cup| Full Time

Penrith Panthers 10 Tries Jarome Luai (2), Isaiah Iongi, Cody Lawson.
Goals Niwhai Puru (1/2)
Sydney Roosters 34 Tries Thomas Deakin (2), Jack Mossman, Riley Meyn, Jacob Preston.
Goals Hugo Savala (4/4), Jack Mossman (3/3)


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:mega: Panther Pride Man of the Match voting is now open here.

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a complete performance, our forwards fantastic.


Not much more to be said. A complete performance against a quality side.

Our forwards dominated in the first quarter, I backs and attack in general fires in the second quarter, in the second half we defended our line as a team.

No bad players, it will be a huge game against the cowboys.

Yeo, Luai and Api were my best

Interesting game and Roosters were up for it from the get go which presented a challenge and our boys responded with defence which thwarts the opposition.
its quite amazing how we use defence as a weapon and despite some still not being at their best ala Cleary who doesn’t look right to me we have others as touched on like Api, Luai and Yeo who is playing at another level such as his deft pass to Sorenson for the Luai try.

I like how Cleary tried the short kick off not once but twice at the end, showing he was still thinking even at 32-6. Sure it didn’t pay off but the key was he was thinking.

I liked how we can change tactics in attack and the field goal set up for Api to score was masterful deception just before half time.

Roosters to their credit didn’t go away but despite their best efforts were outclassed all over the park and we are at another level.

That level will be tested this week when we play the cowboys at home. They are on a high and have thumped both the Eels and Storm, which suggests we will have to be “on” for this game.

There is much to like about how we are playing, we can transition from defence into attack seamlessly, we use defence as an offensive weapon and our options in attack are all over the park.

add to this imo we are still not our best which is an ominous sign for other teams.

I like how we play and how we have no cheap shots or rubbish in our game, its class, execution, enthusiasm and effort.

This side could go down as one of the greats and think 3 in a row is not beyond this squad which puts them in rarefied space in the modern era.

Its a way off and we have to get the job done this year but the elusive looks within reach.

Thats for another day, hope the boys are all well from the game…monster test on Friday.

Enjoy the win boys


Jarome Luai? Must be two of them, or a typo.

Totally agree. This is a huge plus for Penrith, in so many ways. What a contrast to cheap shot merchants like JWH and his ilk.

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Comprehensive - The only issue with Api playing as good as he is, we will lose another one to SOO :man_facepalming:

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I hate this SOO period. There should be a cap of 4 players from any one side.
Seriously, a club side doing there best in representing their district are penalised for having the hide to win a high proportion of their premiership games to date. Then they have to risk the possibility of injury further depleting their roster. It stinks !!!


Definitely a typo, but in my defence, it is a bit hard doing the post match wrap up on a laptop at the SCG.

Agreed Puss. I’ve been saying for years it should be on stand alone weekends, so that the club games aren’t impacted. It would only add an extra 2 weeks to the season (or alternatively play 2 less games during the season).