Most players need to build up some match fitness before gradually getting back to their best on the field. Not barnstorming Panthers winger Josh Mansour.
Revitalised Roosters centre Blake Ferguson's match-turning two-try effort will get the attention, but his defence is what impressed teammates against Penrith.
Josh Mansour's impressive return and the Roosters' bench were just some of the key points to come from the the Tricolours' Round 3 win over the Panthers.
While Trent Robinson and Ivan Cleary disagreed on the Watene-Zelezniak no-try ruling, they both backed the current video referral system.
The Roosters have scored a solid 20-12 victory over fellow premiership contenders the Penrith Panthers at Allianz Stadium on Monday night.
All the official teams for the third round of the 2015 NRL Telstra Premiership season.
The NRL warned today that it will impose heavy penalties and strengthen the concussion policy if necessary to protect player welfare.
Warriors fullback Sam Tomkins will miss up to six weeks with a partial tear of the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
Brisbane Broncos prop James Gavet has been ruled out for the season after tearing his ACL last week.
The League Bilong Laif program is expanding into a fourth region of Papua New Guinea, commencing its school-based rugby league activities.