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Positive news for Roosters Fans with the news that Roger Tuivasa-Sheck successfully made his comeback from injury at the World Cup as the Newtown Jets went down to the Penrith Panthers NRL side 52-4.

The New Zealand International played at fullback in the first half in Penrith, showing flashes of his dangerous best whilst doing a great job holding Panthers winger David Simmons up over the line.

A host of Tricolours NRL squad members took to the field for the Jets but it was a full strength Panthers side that proved too good on the day.

Penrith opened the scoring, Josh Mansour cleverly worked his way through some careless Jets defence to make it 4-0 early on.

The NRL side dominated possession and finally crossed again when Docker split the defence in the middle of the field to extend the lead to ten.

Mansour added his second late in the first half before a length of the field play was finished off by Kiwi International Sam McKendry, putting the Panthers in full control.

A late flurry of tries had the Panthers well ahead before the Jets finally crossed, Nene Macdonald cleaned up the scraps from a Langi bomb.

The constant procession of tries continued in the second as the full strength Panthers side asserted their dominance to run away with the match.

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