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.
Fullback for Panthers is number 1 Matt MoylanFullback for Roosters is number 1 Michael Gordon
Winger for Panthers is number 2 Dean WhareWinger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
Centre for Panthers is number 3 Waqa BlakeCentre for Roosters is number 3 Latrell Mitchell
Centre for Panthers is number 4 Tyrone PeacheyCentre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
Winger for Panthers is number 21 Dallin Watene-ZelezniakWinger for Roosters is number 5 Shaun Kenny-Dowall
Five-Eighth for Panthers is number 6 Te Maire MartinFive-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Luke Keary
Halfback for Panthers is number 7 Nathan ClearyHalfback for Roosters is number 7 Mitchell Pearce
Prop for Panthers is number 8 James TamouProp for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
Hooker for Panthers is number 9 Peter WallaceHooker for Roosters is number 9 Jake Friend
Prop for Panthers is number 10 Reagan Campbell-GillardProp for Roosters is number 10 Dylan Napa
2nd Row for Panthers is number 12 Isaah Yeo2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Boyd Cordner
2nd Row for Panthers is number 14 James Fisher-Harris2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Mitchell Aubusson
Lock for Panthers is number 13 Trent MerrinLock for Roosters is number 13 Aidan Guerra
Interchange for Panthers is number 15 Leilani LatuInterchange for Roosters is number 14 Isaac Liu
Interchange for Panthers is number 16 Viliame KikauInterchange for Roosters is number 15 Zane Tetevano
Interchange for Panthers is number 17 Sitaleki AkauolaInterchange for Roosters is number 16 Ryan Matterson
Interchange for Panthers is number 20 Peta HikuInterchange for Roosters is number 17 Connor Watson
- Referee: Grant Atkins
- Referee: Chris Butler
- Touch Judge: Jeff Younis
- Touch Judge: Dave Ryan
- Video Referee: Bryan Norrie
- Senior Review Official: Bernard Sutton
Tyrone Peachey 25'
Michael Gordon 30'
Latrell Mitchell 38'
Michael Gordon 72'
Michael Gordon 1/3
Nathan Cleary 1/1
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
VB HARD EARNED EFFORT