Penrith scored a dominant 18-0 win at Allianz Stadium in Round 2 to record their first win of the 2012 season. It was one-way traffic for much of the game, with the Panthers bursting out of the blocks and scoring their first try in the 14th minute when Sam McKendry busted the line from 20 metres out.
From the ensuing kick-off, Kevin Kingston broke straight through and although that raid came to naught, it was 12-0 shortly before half-time when Michael Jennings danced his way around three defenders to reach out and plant the ball.
The Roosters were their own worst enemies throughout the 80 minutes as poor ball control and questionable last-tackle options stymied any chance of a comeback. And it was another error that gifted Penrith their third try as Anthony Minichiello passed to no-one and Jennings scooped up the dregs to race 50 metres and score.
Penrith completed 79 per cent of their sets, compared with just 64 per cent by the home side, and ran for an extra 170 metres.
Jennings was particularly impressive, making 219 metres to go with his two tries and 11 tackle-breaks, while Sam Perrett impressed for the Roosters with 199 metres from 22 runs.