80:00
Sun 21 May 2017
McDonald Jones Stadium - Crowd: 13319
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FULL TIME - Penrith romp home off yet another big second half to claim a 30-20 win! Full wrap to come thanks for joining us today!

Penrith Panthers 30-20

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS: Conversion attempt by Brock Lamb successful.

Wow. Missed that. Lamb nails it.

Penrith Panthers 30-20

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TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS: Scored by Peter Mata'utia. Kick to come.

A late consolation try off a beautiful ball from Feeney.

Penrith Panthers 30-18

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PENRITH PANTHERS: Conversion attempt by Nathan Cleary successful.

Cleary gets it!

Penrith Panthers 30-14

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TRY PENRITH PANTHERS: Scored by Matt Moylan. Kick to come.

Moylan puts through the grubber, Gagai fumbles it and he runs through and scores! Penrith for their 2nd 30-point 2nd half in a row.

Penrith Panthers 28-14

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Big tackle by Kikau forces the ball loose from Wardle!

Penrith Panthers 24-14

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It was a fantastic display of speed from Levi earlier to burst through and put Saifiti over but nothing comes from it.

Penrith Panthers 24-14

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And Gagai has dropped it! Bad mistake!

Penrith Panthers 24-14

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Saifiti has dropped it but Newcastle have gained a penalty and they have a full set 10 out.

Penrith Panthers 24-14

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PENRITH PANTHERS: Conversion attempt by Nathan Cleary successful.

Penrith with a comfortable lead now!

Penrith Panthers 24-14

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TRY PENRITH PANTHERS: Scored by Dallin Watene Zelezniak. Kick to come.

ANOTHER TRY! A fantastic kick by Cleary is grounded!

Penrith Panthers 22-14

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BUNKER - DWZ!

Penrith Panthers 18-14

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Penrith 6 again 10 out!

Penrith Panthers 18-14

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PENRITH PANTHERS: Conversion attempt by Nathan Cleary successful.

Cleary boots Penrith to a 18-14 lead!

Penrith Panthers 18-14

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TRY PENRITH PANTHERS: Scored by James Tamou. Kick to come.

An awful pass... Tamou collects it and barges through under the posts! Penrith lead!

Penrith Panthers 16-14

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Moylan now forces the drop out.

Newcastle Knights 14-12

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Cleary forces a drop out.

Newcastle Knights 14-12

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Newcastle have the overlap but Gagai's pass is not executed well and is dropped by Sio.

Newcastle Knights 14-12

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Knights fee 10 out now after Cleary played at the ball. Can Penrith defend?

Newcastle Knights 14-12

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Now Newcastle grab a penalty... momentum shifter?

Newcastle Knights 14-12

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PENRITH PANTHERS: Conversion attempt by Nathan Cleary successful.

14-12 now!

Newcastle Knights 14-12

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TRY PENRITH PANTHERS: Scored by Leilani Latu. Kick to come.

Here come Penrith! Countless penalties and Latu crashes over off a great ball by Peachey!

Newcastle Knights 14-10

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Another penalty to Penrith? Not sure why...

Newcastle Knights 14-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PENRITH PANTHERS: Conversion attempt by Nathan Cleary successful.

The sharpshooter has it!

Newcastle Knights 14-6

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TRY PENRITH PANTHERS: Scored by Matt Moylan. Kick to come.

FINALLY! Merrin runs straight and Moylan is in support and Penrith are on the board!

Newcastle Knights 14-4

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Latu gets a penalty AGAIN! Penrith MUST do something.

Newcastle Knights 14-0

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Another penalty Penrith. They need to do something.

Newcastle Knights 14-0

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Penrith scrum 10 out.

Newcastle Knights 14-0

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Moylan chips for DWZ but Elliott bats it dead.

Newcastle Knights 14-0

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Penrith grab a penalty now! They are 30 out and Cartwright has just limped off.

Newcastle Knights 14-0

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Penrith undo their work with Moylan and Latu conceding a penalty.

Newcastle Knights 14-0

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Whare gets on the outside and flicks for DWZ who goes close!

Newcastle Knights 14-0

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LUCKY! Feeney with a big dummy and he's through and gives it to Lamb but it is forward!

Newcastle Knights 14-0

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BACK UNDERWAY!

Newcastle Knights 14-0

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Both sides running out here. If Newcastle score first and early the game should be over.

Newcastle Knights 14-0

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HALF TIME - Another dreadful start to this one from Penrith who trail 14-0 at the break. However, we did see last week what they can do in the 2nd half. Will they replicate it without hooker Peter Wallace? Stay tuned to find out.

Newcastle Knights 14-0

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Penrith have one more shot here after Elliott fumbled it 40 out.

Newcastle Knights 14-0

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DWZ collects the ball on the last off the Barnett kick and drops it but it is ruled to have been stripped!

Newcastle Knights 14-0

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Penrith receive a relieving penalty after the ball is stripped.

Newcastle Knights 14-0

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Wallace WILL NOT be back. A groin injury for him. Massive blow!

Newcastle Knights 14-0

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS: Penalty goal attempt by Brock Lamb successful.

A 14-0 lead now for the Knights.

Newcastle Knights 14-0

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Knights on the 20 metre line and Peachey concedes another penalty! Knights take the 2.

Newcastle Knights 12-0

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Latu is only stopped there by the goal posts! And now Sio scoops it up and runs 40!

Newcastle Knights 12-0

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Mata'utia now concedes the penalty with a high shot! Penrith have another chance to make something out of it. They have not shown much though.

Newcastle Knights 12-0

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Sam Stone saves a certain try with Moylan hitting a hole.

Newcastle Knights 12-0

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Full set for Penrith. Levi the 3rd man in and concedes the penalty.

Newcastle Knights 12-0

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Now Lamb throws a forward pass...

Newcastle Knights 12-0

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Now Kikau drops it running at the line.

Newcastle Knights 12-0

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Penrith are lucky it is only 12-0 at the moment.

Newcastle Knights 12-0

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Now Sam Stone drops it!

Newcastle Knights 12-0

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A ricochet on the last, Gagai has it and some individual brilliance sees him run away but the kick isn't good. Now Penrith throw a forward pass.

Newcastle Knights 12-0

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Lamb kicks it out, Newcastle finding great metres early on while Penrith just look too side-ways in attack and very vulnerable in defence.

Newcastle Knights 12-0

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Now Penrith grab a relieving penalty.

Newcastle Knights 12-0

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Peter Wallace has gone up the side line.

Newcastle Knights 12-0

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TRY SAVER! Cartwright saves a certain try after a great line by S. Mata'utia.

Newcastle Knights 12-0

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Lamb kicks and forces a goal-line drop out.

Newcastle Knights 12-0

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This is absolutely pathetic from Penrith. Peachey concedes another penalty. They are giving Newcastle easy possession.

Newcastle Knights 12-0

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Moylan tries to find Hiku with a grubber but it goes into touch. Penrith seem to already be rushing.

Newcastle Knights 12-0

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And now Penrith grab a penalty with Sione Mata'utia pinned.

Newcastle Knights 12-0

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Let off for Penrith! Sam Stone drops it. Penrith fans breath a sigh of relief.

Newcastle Knights 12-0

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ANOTHER PENALTY KNIGHTS! Penrith very poor. Need to be disciplined.

Newcastle Knights 12-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS: Conversion attempt by Brock Lamb successful.

An early 12-0 lead!

Newcastle Knights 12-0

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TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS: Scored by Daniel Saifiti. Kick to come.

Awful defence from Penrith on the last! Another worrying slow start from them and this is looking very concerning.

Newcastle Knights 10-0

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A high shot from Peachey now warrants a penalty. Is this going to be another slow start from Penrith?

Newcastle Knights 6-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS: Conversion attempt by Brock Lamb successful.

Newcastle already with more points than their last effort against Penrith.

Newcastle Knights 6-0

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TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS: Scored by Brock Lamb. Kick to come.

Newcastle now with a strong set, Mata'utia bursts through and finds Feeney who looks to have been tackled but he pops it out and Lamb scores!

Newcastle Knights 4-0

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Poor kick by Cleary on the last. That set went a bit sideways.

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Josh King comes onto the bench for Starling. Penrith finding easy metres on their second set.

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Trying to work out who comes on for Starling at the moment.

GAME ON! Penrith receive.

Josh Starling is a late omission for the Knights, Mitch Barnett starts.

Penrith are just heading out now...

When these sides met earlier in the year, it was a Penrith masterclass with the Panthers running away 40-0 winners. Yet, since then the Panthers went on a five-game losing streak before snapping it in last week's 36-28 comeback win over the Warriors. Meanwhile, Newcastle grabbed a well-deserved win over the Raiders. Penrith have been typical slow starters but if they pounce early they should have too much class. Penrith by 16

Good afternoon and welcome to this afternoon's clash between the Knights and Panthers! For the Knights, Nathan Ross and Josh King have been left out of Nathan Brown's final 17 and are replaced by Brendan Elliot and Jacob Saifiti in the starting side. Anthony Tupou also drops off the bench with Tyler Randell and Jack Stockwell coming onto the interchange. Meanwhile, there is a big out for the Panthers with the in-form Isaah Yeo missing with an ankle issue. Tyrone Peachey takes his spot in the starting side with Sitaleki Akauola coming onto the bench.

Referees:

Referees: Dave Munro, Chris James

Touch Judges: Adam Reid, Ricky MacFarlane

Video Referee: Jared Maxwell, Luke Patten

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (20)
Tries: Brock Lamb, Daniel Saifiti, Peter Mata'utia
Field Goals:
Conversions: Brock Lamb (3/3)
Penalty Goals: Brock Lamb (1/1)

PENRITH PANTHERS (30)
Tries: Matt Moylan (2), Leilani Latu, James Tamou, Dallin Watene Zelezniak
Field Goals:
Conversions: Nathan Cleary (5/5)
Penalty Goals: