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Fri 14 July 2017
Mt Smart Stadium - Crowd: 13076
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FULL TIME - Despite only having 12 men at one point, Penrith have stormed home on the back off a Nathan Cleary masterclass to take an important 34-22 win over the Warriors. Stay tuned for the full wrap! Thanks for joining us!

Penrith Panthers 34-22

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Penrith regain the ball again off the short kickoff.

Penrith Panthers 34-22

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PENRITH PANTHERS: Conversion attempt by Nathan Cleary unsuccessful.

Cleary shanks that one!

Penrith Panthers 34-22

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TRY PENRITH PANTHERS: Scored by Waqa Blake. Kick to come.

WHAT WAS THAT! Too focused on blocking and Blake has the ball all to himself! Penrith have stormed home!

Penrith Panthers 34-22

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BUNKER - Cleary bombs and no one contests it and Blake takes it and scores!

Penrith Panthers 30-22

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Fantastic kick by Cleary and he chases too! Warriors working it out from their own 10.

Penrith Panthers 30-22

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The short kick off is too deep.

Penrith Panthers 30-22

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

Cleary knocks it over and that should be the ball game.

Penrith Panthers 30-22

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TRY PENRITH PANTHERS: Scored by Nathan Cleary. Kick to come.

CLEAR MAN OF THE MATCH! Cleary runs straight through and scores! He has stepped up brilliantly in Moylan's absence!

Penrith Panthers 28-22

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Awful last tackle kick by Luke and Panthers start their set on halfway.

Penrith Panthers 24-22

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Penrith will want to gain ascendancy and cross over here to really take advantage and they almost do! CHN offloads for a flying Blake but drops it in the process. More patience needed!

Penrith Panthers 24-22

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Foran plays short to Thompson on halfway but he fumbles it. Big set!

Penrith Panthers 24-22

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Cleary kicks for Maumalo again but he takes it and offloads for RTS.

Penrith Panthers 24-22

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

Cleary gives Penrith the lead back.

Penrith Panthers 24-22

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TRY PENRITH PANTHERS: Scored by Nathan Cleary. Kick to come.

A quick play the ball, Katoa to RCG back inside with a perfect ball to Edwards and Cleary is in support for a double!

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The tip on from Edwards is called forward! Rushed play there doesn't pay off.

Warriors 22-18

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Lucky call! DWZ looked to have dropped it but the penalty is called! The Panthers have a chance to regain the lead.

Warriors 22-18

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NO TRY! Knock on! Penrith get lucky there! Johnson hobbles off with a hamstring injury!

Warriors 22-18

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BUNKER - Luke bursts through and Sao claims a try.

Warriors 22-18

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Frantic last tackle from the Warriors as CHN re-enters the fray.

Warriors 22-18

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WARRIORS: Conversion attempt by Issac Luke successful.

Luke sends it through.

Warriors 22-18

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TRY WARRIORS: Scored by Bodene Thompson. Kick to come.

The Warriors take advantage of the extra man and Thompson dives over!

Warriors 20-18

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Cleary takes it out now. Really need to waste as much time as they can with the Warriors with all the momentum.

Penrith Panthers 18-16

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Penrith really need to hold onto their lead with CHN off.

Penrith Panthers 18-16

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WARRIORS: Conversion attempt by Issac Luke unsuccessful.

Luke swings it!

Penrith Panthers 18-16

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TRY WARRIORS: Scored by Solomone Kata. Kick to come.

No obstruction ruled there! Kata given the try. Warriors got a tad lucky there.

Penrith Panthers 18-16

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BUNKER - Kata crashes over!

Penrith Panthers 18-12

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SIN BIN: Corey Harawira is sent to the sin bin.

Luke milked that!

Penrith Panthers 18-12

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And now DWZ drops it. Penrith need to stop coming up with these errors. The Warriors aren't making enough metres to challenge them without these mistakes gifting them chances.

Penrith Panthers 18-12

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BIG SET ALREADY! Rein and RCG making big metres and now Latu goes to offload but it is ruled to have been a knock on. Need more patience there.

Penrith Panthers 18-12

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Johnson kicks it dead. Poor start from the Warriors.

Penrith Panthers 18-12

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2nd half underway! Cleary kicks early on the fourth and Maumalo kicks of the NZ set 20 out from their own line. Some good early signs in defence from Penrith, who will be without Trent Merrin for the rest of this one.

Penrith Panthers 18-12

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Trent Merrin out for the game with a medial ligament issue. Big blow, he was one of Penrith's best early.

Penrith Panthers 18-12

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HALF TIME - Defence hasn't been the priority with the Panthers leading 18-12 at the break. Stay tuned for the 2nd half in what is a massive clash for both sides!

Penrith Panthers 18-12

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Frantic stuff with seconds to go, lots of offloads and Johnson streaks away but Blake with a big tackle!

Penrith Panthers 18-12

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1 set, 1 minute. Warriors in their own 20.

Penrith Panthers 18-12

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Maumalo has bobbled it before heading over in the corner! Relief for Penrith.

Penrith Panthers 18-12

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BUNKER - Maumalo over in the corner!

Penrith Panthers 18-12

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A penalty now for the Warriors, Latu pinned there for what appears to have been a crusher. Can Penrith defend? Warriors 40 out.

Penrith Panthers 18-12

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Good set from Penrith after points, Cleary bombs, the Warriors don't contest as per usual, DWZ takes it and takes the tackle.

Penrith Panthers 18-12

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

No problems and Penrith lead by 6. Defence not the focus tonight.

Penrith Panthers 18-12

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TRY PENRITH PANTHERS: Scored by Nathan Cleary. Kick to come.

CLEARY! He has been Penrith's best so far tonight. Takes the line on after the gap opened and plants the ball down!

Penrith Panthers 16-12

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They actually recieve a dropout after Gavet grounded the ball.

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Cleary's kicking game proving a nightmare for the Warriors. Foran drops his grubber and Penrith get a set 10 out from the Warriors' line.

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BIG PENALTY! Afoa pinned for a hand on the football on the 4th tackle. Penrith attack 35 out.

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RTS has dropped it now after a tackle from Cleary. Penrith scrum 10 out from their own line.

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Warriors get lucky and get 6 again after a terrible last tackle.

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Merrin has gone off with a leg injury.

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Great set by Cleary, he bombs, Warriors let it bounce AGAIN but this time it goes into touch 30 out.

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

Cleary makes it 19 straight conversions in a row!

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TRY PENRITH PANTHERS: Scored by Tyrone May. Kick to come.

A special try there! Cleary takes the line on and puts through the offload for Merrin who has been fantastic tonight. He then finds May in support for the try on debut!

Warriors 12-10

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Great pressure by Latu and Rein on the last and Johnson kicks it out on the full!

Warriors 12-6

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The Warriors don't contest the bomb again and almost pay the price. Cleary will definitely persist with that!

Warriors 12-6

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Cleary kicks it straight to the Warriors on the last.

Warriors 12-6

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That was one of the worst attacking sets I have seen... ever.

Warriors 12-6

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But Penrith will still get the ball back.

Warriors 12-6

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He has dropped it...

Warriors 12-6

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BUNKER - Maumalo drops it and Blake has the try but looks to have dropped it! He is having an awful game.

Warriors 12-6

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The pass goes behind Foran on the fourth and the Warriors lose ground. Johnson kicks on the last but Mansour is there to take it.

Warriors 12-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WARRIORS: Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson successful.

Johnson has this one and the Warriors lead by six again.

Warriors 12-6

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TRY WARRIORS: Scored by Solomone Kata. Kick to come.

Kata goes from dummy half and forces his way over! Sloppy defence there!

Warriors 10-6

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Johnson with a dangerous grubber and DWZ is able to clean it up! Momentum back with the Warriors.

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Blake drops it off the kick off!

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

Sends it through!

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TRY PENRITH PANTHERS: Scored by Corey Harawira. Kick to come.

Great determination there from the second rower to ground the ball, no urgency from the Warriors defenders!

Warriors 6-4

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BUNKER - A dabbing kick from Cleary may have been grounded! It was messy!

Warriors 6-0

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May now almost breaks through. And Rein is almost over again!

Warriors 6-0

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REIN almost runs 10 from dummy half to score and now earns the penalty and Penrith have another set!

Warriors 6-0

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Merrin now forces the mistake from Fusitua! He is leading from the front tonight in Moylan's absence. Penrith scrum 20 out.

Warriors 6-0

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May runs it on the last for Penrith but can't offload and turns it over 20 out.

Warriors 6-0

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Foran puts through a short ball for Lillyman but it's too hard to handle! Penrith survive!

Warriors 6-0

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Johnson now puts up a spiraling bomb on the last and Edwards has to field it but drops it and it goes dead. Penrith MUST defend this set!

Warriors 6-0

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Warriors will all the early running here in the opening stages. Their back three are looking very dangerous bringing the ball back.

Warriors 6-0

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Very dangerous bomb from Cleary on the last is contested by Blake but RTS is there to just clean it up!

Warriors 6-0

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Johnson kicks on the last and Edwards fields it on his own 20.

Warriors 6-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WARRIORS: Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson successful.

Johnson sends it over.

Warriors 6-0

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TRY WARRIORS: Scored by Simon Mannering. Kick to come.

Johnson gets on the outside of Tyrone May and finds Mannering in support! Perfect start!

Warriors 4-0

Already a penalty for an offside off Tamou.

KICK OFF! Warriors get the ball.

The Warriors form a guard of honour for Vatuvei... a very touching moment here before the game begins. Surely this will bring out the best from the home side.

Was leaning towards the Panthers before Moylan was ruled out and still give them a shot if they aim up in defence but I believe their attack will be too clunky. Warriors by 10

Good evening and welcome to tonight's massive clash between the Warriors and Panthers at Manu Vatuvei Stadium! The Warriors will be very motivated to take this one, as they honour the departing 'Beast' and also look to keep up with the Top Eight. The Panthers will also be looking to keep their finals hopes alive, but will have to do it without Matt Moylan, with Tyrone May making his debut in his place.

Referees:

Referees: Gavin Reynolds, Alan Shortall

Touch Judges: Nick Beashel, Chris McMillan

Video Referee: Luke Patten, Steve Chiddy

WARRIORS (22)
Tries: Simon Mannering, Solomone Kata (2), Bodene Thompson
Field Goals:
Conversions: Shaun Johnson (2/2), Issac Luke (1/2)
Penalty Goals:

PENRITH PANTHERS (34)
Tries: Corey Harawira, Nathan Cleary (3), Tyrone May, Waqa Blake
Field Goals:
Conversions: Nathan Cleary (5/6)
Penalty Goals: