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Seniors Report Finals Week Three: Flegg Fight to the Death

The Sydney Roosters Jersey Flegg season is over, but the Tricolours did not go down without a fight against the Penrith Panthers in the Grand Final Qualifier on Saturday afternoon.


Flegg Fightback Falls Short

It was a disappointing end to such a wonderful year for the Roosters' Jersey Flegg side, who were downed 27-22 in a spirited contest against the Penrith Panthers in their qualifying final at Leichhardt Oval.

The Roosters found themselves behind the eight-ball early on as Penrith scored three tries within the first sixteen minutes, but the fightback began as Corey Ross got on the board to bring the scoreline to 18-6 at the break.

Ethan King closed the deficit once again 42 minutes in with a try of his own, and while the Panthers hit back before the match-defining moment came with just under ten to go.

A Panthers field goal was immediately followed by a penalty for high contact, effectively giving the side a rarely seen 'three-point penalty', one which brought the scores to 27-12. 

Easts would not let the bizarre call phase them, however, hitting back through second rower Riley Meyn and centre Vaiala Tamati - however, the brave fightback fell short by five points. 

The Sydney Roosters would like to congratulate the Jersey Flegg side on a terrific season. 

Sydney Roosters 22 (Corey Ross, Ethan King, Riley Meyn, Vaiala Tamati tries; Vaiala Tamati 3 goals) def by Penrith Panthers 27

Acknowledgement of Country

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