Roosters win four straight on the trot after easy win over Penrith

Blake Ferguson

They travelled to the foot of the mountains and came away with a win, as the Sydney Roosters recorded their fourth win in a row after a dominant 24-4 win over the Penrith Panthers at Pepper Stadium.

Although they were still not at their best, it was the right edge that did all the damage, as Blake Ferguson and Shaun Kenny-Dowall showed too much class for the Penrith defenders.

The first half was not a spectacle by any means, as fans were treated to a rather dour affair that included 13 errors and eight penalties.

As a result, the Roosters were only leading 6-0 at the break before the second half saw the Roosters spring into action.

In the end, the class and Origin experience of the Roosters side proved too much for a Panthers side that admittedly, are decimated by injuries.

Particularly with fullback and key play-maker Matt Moylan missing, the link-up play and execution from the back is not quite there for them.

To further complicate matters for the Panthers, David Simmons (back) and Nigel Plum (concussion) failed to return to the field.

The Roosters also had an injury of their own, with in-form back-rower Sio Siua Taukeiaho injuring his ankle.

Player of the Game:

3. Blake Ferguson
2. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
1. Lewis Brown

Sydney Roosters 24 (Shaun Kenny-Dowall 2, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves Tries; James Maloney 4 Goals) defeated Penrith Panthers 4 (Lewis Brown Try) at Pepper Stadium. Crowd: 13,654. Half-time: Roosters 6-0.

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