FULL TIME - Penrith finish dominant victors, claiming a 35-12 win over the Titans. Full wrap to come - thanks for joining us!
The home side have now conceded back-to-back penalties on their line. The Titans spread right and have an overlap but Whare shows incredible determination to take Don into touch! What commitment with the game over!
Penrith are certainly not playing conservative footy despite having just 12 men. RCG goes short to Maloney but he can't take it. Titans 30 out.
He sprays it left.
Katoa shows great awareness with the overlap on the short side and Crichton does very well to take it and plant the ball down in the corner!
BUNKER - Crichton leaps over out wide!
James Maloney streaks away and Penrith are now 20 out! They earn a penalty and Katoa taps before being taken just shy of halfway.
A big run by Trent Merrin brings Penrith into the Titans' half and on the last Maloney snaps the one point!
Kevin Proctor goes short to Konrad Hurrell off the scrum but the pass is ruled forward!
Penrith have defended exceptionally here but Corey Harawera Naera is ruled to have dropped the bomb and the Titans get another set on Penrith's line.
The debutante is sent to the bin.
Penrith have now conceded three straight penalties on their own line - they need to be more disciplined here or the Titans could strike back late.
Corey Harawera Naera flies above to take the short kick-off and races away before being taken over halfway. Plenty of metres from Penrith in this set with Dean Whare kicking and forcing the Gold Coast to make their way out of their own end. A small glimmer of hope opens for the away side after Penrith drop it bringing the ball back mid-count.
Maloney nails it from right in front.
It looked like a last tackle option gone wrong! The Panthers spread it right but RCG's pass is a poor one. Corey Harawera Naera juggles it and regains possession before getting out of the attempted tackle by Kane Elgey to score! That should be the game!
HUGE defensive set Penrith and the Titans kick from inside their own 20. Edwards brings it past halfway on the first before Christian Crichton and Corey Harawera Naera work it deeper into the Gold Coast half.
Gordon sends it through.
A perfectly executed kick by Elgey catches Whare out and Don grounds it! The game may not be over yet.
Gold Coast earn a relieving penalty and begin their set on halfway.
Maloney goes left to Kikau but the pass is a hard one and the big man is taken out. Not the right choice from Maloney.
Penrith's forwards made monumental metres and Peachey forces the goal-line drop out on the last. No try but another set to come. Big defensive set.
MONSTER SET PENRITH! Checking a possible try to Peachey - sent up NO TRY!
No mistake from right in front.
PERFECT EXECUTION! James Maloney puts Dylan Edwards through off a wonderful inside ball and he draws and passes for Peachey who races away to score!
Maloney kicks it through quickly.
Rein is penalised now but avoids the double sin-binning. Penrith kick for two.
THE FORMER PANTHER IS BINNED!
ANOTHER penalty is conceded off the scrum! Panthers with another set 10 out and the official warning is given.
Penrith earn a penalty now after the Gold Coast defenders held on in the tackle too long. Penrith are just 30 out. Viliame Kikau and Moses Leota take the first charges before Tyrone Peachey takes on the line but the pass is knocked down by Jarrod Wallace. The five-eighth is looking very dangerous.
A MASSIVE RUN by James Tamou takes Penrith past the 20 before James Fisher-Harris and Peter Wallace surge into the Gold Coast half. Tyrone Peachey screams through but can't link with his teammates and is taken 10 out. A terrible pass out of dummy half puts James Maloney under immediate pressure. He chips and bats the ball back brilliantly himself but no Panthers are there to take it! Gold Coast regain possession and the kick on the last trickles into touch 20 out.
He sends it through.
Maloney has been threatening to do this all night and he slices straight through this time and finds a flying Dylan Edwards in support who scores!
A nicely timed offload sees Michael Gordon race away but Penrith scramble well to take him 30 out. Anthony Don flies on the last to take the bomb but drops it and knees Josh Mansour in the face in the process. He will come from the field.
Ashley Taylor is back on the field and bombs high for Dylan Edwards who does well to take it. Bad news for Nathan Peats, however, who is out for the rest of the match.
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY!
HALF TIME - Penrith have had plenty of opportunities and have lacked patience in attack but lead at the break 10-6! Will Ash Taylor figure in the second half? Stay tuned to find out!
Apologies still 1 minute 30 to go.
Maloney sends it through after the half time siren!
Max King makes a mistake three seconds before the siren sounds...
The Titans will survive however with James Maloney overrunning a pass and that should be it for the first half. Gold Coast pack the scrum with 20 seconds to go on halfway.
Penrith earn a penalty straight away off the first tackle and they march up field. They begin their set on their own 40. A try here would be massive for Penrith.
Mitch Rein is down being treated for injury as Tyrone Peachey races up field after tapping and go following a penalty. Penrith have all the momentum and an Isaah Yeo offload to Tamou sees the front rower accelerate and barge over!
Taylor off for a concussion test.
Massive defensive set from Penrith with Ashley Taylor kicking within his own 20 for Dylan Edwards who takes it towards the 30. Taylor is down injured after being hit after kicking by Viliame Kikau. Play is stopped.
The Titans spread right but Ashley Taylor pass goes to Josh Mansour who dives on it to save the day. Great metres now from Dylan Edwards who takes the home side up towards halfway. James Maloney kicks early and Phillip Sami is trapped 10 out.
Penrith go through the middle and James Maloney bursts through but can't handle it! The Titans steam up field and Michael Gordon earns a penalty for interference in the play the ball. Gold Coast 10 out.
Gold Coast earn a penalty for offside and kick off their set 20 out from the Penrith line. Jai Arrow and Jack Stockwell make determined runs but are denied by strong defence. A left-hand raid on the last sees Phillip Sami grubber for himself and Christian Crichton fumbles it but fortunately Penrith receive a penalty.
Kikau is up!
The Panthers are looking very dangerous making strong metres as Viliame Kikau almost breaks through the line but he has dropped the ball in the tackle of Konrad Hurrell. Kikau is being treated now for a potential injury.
He sends it too far to the left.
Nathan Peats is coming off with a possible arm injury.
A nice shift right sees Dylan Edwards go short to Corey Harawera Naera who forces his way over the tackle of Dale Copley to score! Penrith finally capitalise on their possession.
Moses Leota is into the contest and draws a penalty off his first touch. Maloney kicks for the sideline and Penrith kick off their set 30 out from the Titans' line. Can they finally score some points?
A very strong run by Isaah Yeo takes the Panthers towards halfway before Peachey darts to the 40 metre mark. James Maloney bombs high but Phillip Sami does very well to take it in the breeze.
The Titans work their way into Penrith's half before a clearing grubber by Ashley Taylor takes the ball out 15 shy of the Panthers' line.
Trent Merrin takes it up the middle but drops it... Penrith have had a lot of possession but have little to show for it.
Ash Taylor kicks early for a 40/20 but it pulls up and Dylan Edwards dives on it. He is tackled by Elgey who is ruled offside. Penrith begin their set on halfway.
They create an overlap on the left edge but the pass by Dylan Edwards flies over the touch line. Gold Coast survive! Great defence.
Penrith are looking a bit disjointed in attack but get lucky again with Maloney putting in a poor grubber that is fumbled by Jarrod Wallace. Penrith with another set 10 out.
Viliame Kikau makes some strong runs during the set and now spectacularly offloads straight to Anthony Don on the line but the winger is ruled offside and Penrith grab another set. They need to convert it into points.
The Gold Coast are making great metres through the middle but James Maloney comes up with a massive hit to halt a right side raid by the away side. A scrappy last tackle option ends in the arms of Tyrone Peachey and now Penrith earn a penalty and begin their set 40 out from the Titans' line.
Peachey comes up with another terrible option, with his bomb being caught in the Titans' in-goal area. Maloney will really need to step up because the soon to be Titan is not comfortable in the 5/8th position.
Trent Merrin hold on too long and concedes an early penalty, inviting the Titans into the Panthers' half. They begin their set on their own 40. Jarrod Wallace takes the first charge before Jai Arrow powers past halfway. Great pressure from Reagan Campbell-Gillard forces an error from Ashley Taylor on the last. Penrith now earn a penalty and Maloney kicks it down to the Titan's 30. Tyrone Peachey has a rush of blood and kicks early straight to the Titans - terrible choice.
Gordon sends it through from the sideline.
Copley shows great strength to power over three Penrith defenders to score out wide!
BUNKER - Dale Copley looks to have barged over in the corner!
A strong set from the Titans ends with Kane Elgey bombing high but Christian Crichton does well to take it before steaming towards the 30. James Maloney bombs on the last 40 out from the Gold Coast line but Don does well to snatch it. Now the Titans earn a penalty and will begin their set on their own 40.
Tough call with a double movement ruled against Edwards.
BUNKER - Going up to check a couple of things as Dylan Edwards goes over. Sent up no try.
Penrith struggle to get anything going with the wind blowing heavily. A grubber on the last by James Maloney is fumbled and Penrith gain another full set. Gold Coast defending the barnstorming Viliame Kikau well.
Ash Taylor kicks us off and Trent Merrin takes it up to the 10 metre mark on the first. Reagan Campbell-Gillard and Josh Mansour take customary runs before a strong run by Viliame Kikau takes the Panthers towards halfway. James Maloney bombs high and Anthony Don takes it before being tackled 10 out from his own line. Konrad Hurrell with his wacky hairdo looks to help out but comes up with an error trying to play the ball. Panthers 15 out.
Good afternoon and welcome to League Unlimited's live update of today's Panthers vs Titans clash! Just one change for the home side with Sione Katoa replacing Wayde Egan on the bench. Meanwhile, there is word Morgan Boyle is a late scratching from the warm-up with Ryan Simpkins set to take his spot on the bench. Kick-off in just under ten minutes.
Referees & scorers:
Referees: Chris Sutton, Chris Butler
Touch Judges: Ricky MacFarlane, Todd Smith
Video Referee: Luke Patten, Steve Chiddy
PENRITH PANTHERS (35)
Tries: Corey Harawera Naera (2), James Tamou, Dylan Edwards, Tyrone Peachey, Christian Crichton
Field Goals: James Maloney (1/1)
Conversions: James Maloney (4/6)
Penalty Goals: James Maloney (1/1)
GOLD COAST TITANS (12)
Tries: Dale Copley, Anthony Don
Conversions: Michael Gordon (2/2)