Michael Jennings of the Roosters runs with the ball during the round eight NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Penrith Panthers at Allianz Stadium on May 5, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.
Michael Jennings of the Roosters runs with the ball during the round eight NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Penrith Panthers at Allianz Stadium on May 5, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Matt King / Getty Images

Jennings' top form has him tipped for Origin selection

ROOSTERS centre Michael Jennings continued his outstanding start to the season with two tries in his team's 30-6 win over Penrith at Allianz Stadium yesterday.

Jennings looms as a key figure for New South Wales in the upcoming Origin series - he has scored six tries this year.

Yesterday's scoreline didn't reflect the actual contest, with the Panthers only trailing 10-6, before Jennings got his first after 51 minutes.

He grabbed his second 12 minutes later off a James Maloney bomb, before Mitchell Pearce backed up a Jared Waerea-Hargreaves bust after 70 minutes to continue the second-half rout.

The Roosters will have the chance to confirm their credentials in the next three weeks with matches against Manly, the Cowboys and Storm.


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