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Memorable Clash | Penrith Panthers 2017

For this week's Memorable Clash, we take you back to Round 3 of the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership season for what was a good old fashioned nail-biter at Panthers Stadium.

Panthers v Roosters | Round 3, 2017

While the Panthers started the match with just about all of the momentum, the Roosters did well to flex their defensive muscles and hang on through repeated sets under pressure. 

Despite an excellent defensive start, the Panthers would eventually break through via Tyrone Peachey on the back of a flick pass from Matt Moylan.

The Roosters hit back with back-to-back efforts late in the half through Michael Gordon and Latrell Mitchell to push their way in front heading into the break. 

The Panthers hit two penalty goals in the second half to edge their way in front, despite the Roosters outscoring them two tries to one. 

Late in the match and with time starting to fight against them, it would take some backline brilliance from Daniel Tupou and Michael Gordon to edge the Roosters in front in the closing minutes.

The match ended with arguably the best defensive effort of the year from the Roosters and ensured that the Tricolours headed home with two competition points.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Panthers is number 1 Matt Moylan
    Fullback for Roosters is number 1 Michael Gordon
  • Winger for Panthers is number 2 Dean Whare
    Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
  • Centre for Panthers is number 3 Waqa Blake
    Centre for Roosters is number 3 Latrell Mitchell
  • Centre for Panthers is number 4 Tyrone Peachey
    Centre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
  • Winger for Panthers is number 21 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
    Winger for Roosters is number 5 Shaun Kenny-Dowall
  • Five-Eighth for Panthers is number 6 Te Maire Martin
    Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Luke Keary
  • Halfback for Panthers is number 7 Nathan Cleary
    Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Mitchell Pearce

Forwards

  • Prop for Panthers is number 8 James Tamou
    Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
  • Hooker for Panthers is number 9 Peter Wallace
    Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Jake Friend
  • Prop for Panthers is number 10 Reagan Campbell-Gillard
    Prop for Roosters is number 10 Dylan Napa
  • 2nd Row for Panthers is number 12 Isaah Yeo
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Boyd Cordner
  • 2nd Row for Panthers is number 14 James Fisher-Harris
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Mitchell Aubusson
  • Lock for Panthers is number 13 Trent Merrin
    Lock for Roosters is number 13 Aidan Guerra

Interchange

  • Interchange for Panthers is number 15 Leilani Latu
    Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Isaac Liu
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 16 Viliame Kikau
    Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Zane Tetevano
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 17 Sitaleki Akauola
    Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Ryan Matterson
  • Interchange for Panthers is number 20 Peta Hiku
    Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Connor Watson

Match Officials

  • Referee: Grant Atkins
  • Referee: Chris Butler
  • Touch Judge: Jeff Younis
  • Touch Judge: Dave Ryan
  • Video Referee: Bryan Norrie
  • Senior Review Official: Bernard Sutton

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TRIES
Tyrone Peachey 25'
Michael Gordon 30'
Latrell Mitchell 38'
Michael Gordon 72'

CONVERSIONS
Michael Gordon 1/3
Nathan Cleary 1/1

PENALTY GOALS
Nathan Cleary 3/3

FAN VOTED MAN OF THE MATCH | MICHAEL GORDON

KEY STATS: 1 line break, 2 tries, 5 tackle breaks

STEGGLES TRY OF THE WEEK

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VB HARD EARNED EFFORT

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