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Round 1 - Saturday 8th March @ 04:30pm
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L: 0
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Round 1 - Saturday 8th March @ 04:30pm
PANTHERS vs. KNIGHTS
Sportingbet Stadium
8
L: 0
H-T: 6
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And that's FULLTIME. Penrith take out a great opening home game 30-8, overcoming a slow start to down Newcastle in front of 11,369 of their home fans.

Penrith Panthers 30-8

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PENRITH PANTHERS
Conversion attempt by Peter Wallace successful.

And Wallace makes it thirty.

Penrith Panthers 30-8

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TRY PENRITH PANTHERS
Scored by Jeremy Latimore. Kick to come.

That's the WIN for Penrith. Latimore gets the ball down inside the Knights' dead ball line. Solid result for the Panthers!

Penrith Panthers 28-8

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VIDEO REFEREE another possible four points for Penrith... checking onside and grounding.

Penrith Panthers 24-8

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UNSUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL PENRITH PANTHERS
Field goal attempt by Peter Wallace unsuccessful.

Wallace has a stab at one more point but it's missed.

Penrith Panthers 24-8

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Penalty against Newcastle, Dave Simmons tackled in the air. Penrith have it on the Knights' 20m.

Penrith Panthers 24-8

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Panthers error means Newcastle scrum on their own 10m.

Penrith Panthers 24-8

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Adam Docker is back on after the earlier concussion concern. Penrith attack

Penrith Panthers 24-8

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PENRITH PANTHERS
Conversion attempt by Peter Wallace successful.

Wallace makes no mistake to seemingly seal the match for the hosts.

Penrith Panthers 24-8

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Not looking good for Roberts, Docker and he have had a head clash. Docker's already off for a concussion test. Roberts is up and being walked off... he'll have that same test. Meanwhile, Wallace lines up the conversion.

Penrith Panthers 22-8

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TRY PENRITH PANTHERS
Scored by Adam Docker. Kick to come.

Beautiful! Whare down the left, he kicks ahead and the bounce of the ball fools Gagai! Whare regathers, finds Docker inside who smashes Tyrone Roberts and dives over to score.

Penrith Panthers 22-8

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Matt Moylan has a miracle save of a potential Knights 40/20... JUST keeping the ball in. Now Penrith attack...

Penrith Panthers 18-8

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Knights' centre Dane Gagai has forced a line dropout from Penrith by going himself, chipping over the top and forcing Moylan to bat the ball dead.

Penrith Panthers 18-8

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Penrith just looking to hold onto their lead at the moment - long deep kicking from inside their own half and solid chases to ensure Newcastle don't make huge metres.

Penrith Panthers 18-8

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PENRITH PANTHERS
Conversion attempt by Peter Wallace successful.

From the sideline... Wallace attempts his second and he's got it! Beautiful angle on that one.

Penrith Panthers 18-8

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TRY PENRITH PANTHERS
Scored by Josh Mansour. Kick to come.

The video referee can't overturn that, his foot has stayed above the chalk, in the air... that's a TRY! Mansour has a double!

Penrith Panthers 16-8

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VIDEO REFEREE possible Panthers TRY to Josh Mansour. Checking his foot on the touchline...

Penrith Panthers 12-8

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40/20 PENRITH PANTHERS
Jamie Soward kicks a 40/20.

Confusion reigns. Soward's kicked the first 40/20 of the new season but nobody remembered you can tap it instead of the scrum!

Penrith Panthers 12-8

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PENRITH PANTHERS
Conversion attempt by Peter Wallace successful.

Wallace takes the goalkicking duties from Soward, he's successful as well.

Penrith Panthers 12-8

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TRY PENRITH PANTHERS
Scored by Josh Mansour. Kick to come.

A rampaging run from Josh Mansour down the left side and he carries 3 or 4 defenders to the line, PLANTS IT DOWN! Great individual try!

Penrith Panthers 10-8

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INJURY UPDATE from the sheds - neither Gidley (concussion) or Boyd (hamstring) will return today. Newcastle to play out the game with 15 men.

Newcastle Knights 8-6

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Second half underway at Sportingbet Stadium. Newcastle lead by two, Penrith have it first.

Newcastle Knights 8-6

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Penalty goal attempt by Tyrone Roberts successful.

Newcastle lead at halftime, with a perfect long range penalty by Roberts from 45m out!

Newcastle Knights 8-6

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A Knights penalty going into halftime 45m out. Tyrone Roberts will go for two.

6 all

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PENRITH PANTHERS
Conversion attempt by Jamie Soward successful.

No problems for Soward, his first two points in the NRL for Penrith. Scores level going into the break.

6 all

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TRY PENRITH PANTHERS
Scored by Elijah Taylor. Kick to come.

An error from Akuila Uate supplies the ball to Soward, he finds Elijah Taylor unmarked and Taylor scores!

Newcastle Knights 6-4

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Kurt Gidley's come off second best on a kick return, Moylan's tackled him and it appears as though Segeyaro's hip clipped him accidentally on the way through. He's off under the 15 min concussion rule.

Newcastle Knights 6-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Conversion attempt by Kurt Gidley successful.

Gidley steps up to take goalkicking duties and adds the extras 15m in from touch.

Newcastle Knights 6-0

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TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Scored by Beau Scott. Kick to come.

Newcastle open the scoring! A brilliant outside-in run from big Beau Scott and he crashes over for the men from the Hunter.

Newcastle Knights 4-0

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UNFORCED ERROR PENRITH PANTHERS
James Segeyaro makes an unforced error.

Segeyaro not looking where he's going, Travis Waddell spooks him and forces the error. Newcastle withstand another onslaught.

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PENALTY to Penrith now. Surely the pressure has to toll soon...

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UNFORCED ERROR NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Akuila Uate makes an unforced error.

Introducing the new Steeden "Cake of Soap". Another ball turned over, Uate again the culprit. Penrith scrum 30m out.

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3 errors in the last two minutes... Penrith currently have it inside the Newcastle 40m.

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UNFORCED ERROR PENRITH PANTHERS
Josh Mansour makes an unforced error.

Oh dear. First tackle, Mansour goes for the corner and Uate's put him into touch. Knights scrum on their own 10m now.

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UNFORCED ERROR NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Kurt Gidley makes an unforced error.

Forced to fullback with Boyd off, Kurt Gidley's completely misjudged a kick reception and fumbled it. Penrith scrum 10m out!

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Yeo and Simmons combine to send the Knights outside runner into touch. They have a scrumfeed 20m from their own goal line.

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NO TRY - Lewis Brown has been deemed to have obstructed Kurt Gidley by holding his shirt to stop him reaching Peter Wallace. PENALTY Newcastle.

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VIDEO REFEREE possible PENRITH try to Peter Wallace. We're checking potential obstruction.

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UNFORCED ERROR NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Akuila Uate makes an unforced error.

Potentially costly error here, Uate's dropped it cold in a tackle. Penrith scrum.

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Messy last tackle options so far from the Panthers, Soward runs it and is caught, offloads but eventually the string of passes finishes in the arms of Newcastle.

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Potential injury to Darius Boyd, a bit of time off here as he is tended to for tightness in the hamstring. He manages to get up and play the ball.

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Penrith forced into a bit of panic on the last, eventually Mansour grubbers the ball and it's taken easily by the Knights.

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UNFORCED ERROR NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Joseph Leilua makes an unforced error.

Leilua looks to get a pass away inside his own 40m and it's collected by Lewis Brown! Penrith now with an attacking opportunity.

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UNFORCED ERROR NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Darius Boyd makes an unforced error.

Newcastle look to make tracks down their left side... Penrith's defence is up to the task, forcing the error out of Boyd as he is pushed over the sideline.

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First PENALTY of tonight's clash goes to Newcastle, they go on the attack.

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Josh Mansour spills a downtown kick in front of his posts but it's ruled to have gone backwards and it's play on.

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We are UNDERWAY at Sportingbet, Newcastle have it first.

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Newcastle trot out in their away strip, white with blue and red vees... reminiscent of a jersey they had in the early 2000's. Penrith take their time but are on the park in their hot pink away strip. Ready for kickoff!

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Just about ready for kickoff at Sportingbet Stadium (formerly Centrebet Stadium). Changes? Two for Penrith with Jamal Idris and Tim Grant OUT injured. Debutant Isaah Yeo will start in the centres, while Nigel Plum takes Grant's front row spot. Jeremy Latimore makes the cut on the bench in jersey 19, with Plum promoted to the starting side. Newcastle are as per program.

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Referees: Matt Cecchin, Alan Shortall

Touch Judges: Ricky MacFarlane, Adam Reid

Video Referee: Steve Clark, Steve Folkes

PENRITH PANTHERS (30)
Tries: Elijah Taylor, Josh Mansour (2), Adam Docker, Jeremy Latimore
Field Goals: Peter Wallace (0/1)
Conversions: Jamie Soward (1/1), Peter Wallace (4/4)
Penalty Goals:

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (8)
Tries: Beau Scott
Field Goals:
Conversions: Kurt Gidley (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Tyrone Roberts (1/1)



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