The Sydney Roosters have bounced back from their loss from South Sydney last weekend to end the Penrith Panthers unbeaten run with an eight-point victory.
The Roosters got over the try-line first, a James Maloney cutout pass finding Shaun Kenny-Dowall.
Ten minutes later Penrith should have had a try when Dallin Watene Zelezniak acrobatically dived over in the corner. But controversially the video referee ruled that he had lost control of the ball.
After numerous replays it revealed that he did still have the ball and it should have been a try.
The Panthers found a way over when Josh Mansour popped a beautiful pass back in to Jamal Idris to score. Mansour took the bomb and had the foresight to offload brilliantly.
At half-time it was 8-6 to the Roosters. Penrith’s error count was making it hard for them and then Blake Ferguson scored to make them pay.
The centre was soon in again for his second of the night. He sliced through some simple defence and threw a huge dummy to glide over.
James Segeyaro pulled a try back late for the Panthers but it was too late.
The Roosters defence held Penrith out and they finished 20-12 winners.