The Tricolours will need to use their second chance in the Finals Series after going down to the Panthers 48-22 at Allianz Stadium on Saturday afternoon.


After launching a brave fight back a man down in the second half the competition favourites ran away with the game at the death scoring five late tries.


Tyler Cornish and Alex Thomas showed flashes of brilliance throughout the match but it wasn't enough as the Panthers dominated penalties and field position throughout the match.


The Panthers opened the scoring, a charge down ending up in the hands of Daniel Foster who raced 40m to touch down.


A clever pass minutes later from young Tricolours half Tyler Cornish set up Nene Macdonald to have the Bondi boys in front by two.


Defence didn't seem to be a priority early on for both sides as the Panthers scored the third try of the match from dummy half to make it 8-6 early on.


Two tries late in the half and the Panthers had extended their lead to twelve.


In a huge blow to the Roosters, inspirational forward Shaquille Blair was taken off with a serious injury but it didn't rattle the Tricolours as the youngsters crashed over off the very next set, a long ball on the line ended up in the hands of a steaming Tuiala Togitasi to reduce to the lead to a converted try.


It was a different Roosters outfit at the start of the second as the boys came out firing after a lethargic first half.


Cornish led from the front, a nice show and go putting the Tricolours within two.


Finally the nerves had disappeared and the Tricolours were domination field position, a handful of repeat sets and the Roosters dominating the match.


To the Panthers credit they held strong and after seeing off a wave of attack, managed to cross for a try of their own with a quarter of the match to go.


Luckily for the Tricolours the Panthers goal kicking radar was off all afternoon, meant the local boys were behind by just a single converted try.


One of the most improved players in the back end of the season, Alex Thomas, affectionately known to his team mates as Axe, sliced his way through the defence with an impressive burst of speed, setting up Elliot to level the scores.


It was a battle of the number nines as Moseley then cut through the defence to hand the lead back to the Panthers, a second try from the very best set then stretching the Panthers lead to twelve.


A fourth try to Panthers centre Waqa Blake then sealed the result for the Panthers.


The Roosters will now play in a sudden death match next weekend.