The Panthers turned their match with the Warriors into a one-sided affair as they came out on top with a 42-22 thrashing at Ericsson Stadium.
Both sides were playing the match at full pace early on in the match as Tony Puletua shrugged off some weak Warriors defence to score the first try of the match.
The Warriors showed a brief moment of their old-selves scoring 2 trys in succession only for Penrith make there way down the Warriors line with each set of six to lead the match at half-time by 26-12.
The Panthers started the second half like they did in the first half with Amos Roberts scoring out wide.
The Panthers looked a class side with some great runs and some amateur defence by the Warriors confirming they will be up the table this year as they try to hang on to there premiership.
The Warriors showed flashes of brilliance scoring 5 tries in the match but were often let down by simple errors. Amos Roberts hands turned everything into gold as he scored 4 tries in a dominating performance.
There were a couple of positives for the Warriors but they were well and truly outclassed by the superior side.
Ground: Ericsson Stadium Referee: Stephen Clark Video Referee: Graeme West Touch Judges: Pat Reynolds, Jason Robinson
Scorers: WARRIORS 22 Tries: Latu, L.Anderson, Guttenbeil, Paleaaesina Goals: Faumuina 3/5 defeated by PANTHERS 42 Tries: Roberts 4, Puletua, Galuvao, Campbell, Rooney Goals: Campbell 3/4, Roberts 0/1, Rodney 2/4
By the clock: 0 min: The Warriors kick off to start the match.
4 min: TRY - Tony Puletua pushes off some weak Warriors defenders to score the first try of the match.Preston Campbell converts. 6-0 Panthers
10 min: NEWS - The Panthers are dominating this match playing it deep inside the Warriors half having a large majority of the possession
15 min: TRY - The Warriors put the pressure on the Panthers with several sets of six. Tevita Latu picks up the ball from the dummy half and burrows over for a try. Sione Faumuina misses the goal from out wide. 6-4 Panthers
18 min: TRY - Stacey Jones runs with the ball on the last tackle. He chips and it rebounds off one the pads on the posts Louis Anderson picks the ball and scores. Sione Faumuina converts. 10-6 Warriors
21 min: TRY - Joe Galuvao makes a barn-storming run shrugging off Francis Meli. He runs over 20 metres grounding the ball on the line. Campbell converts from in front. 12-10 Panthers
26 min: TRY - Amos Roberts intercepts. He runs over 50 metres to run away for a try. Campbell's kick is a shocker going under the goal posts from near in front. 16-10 Panthers
31 min: TRY - Ben Ross passes the ball to Preston Campbell, he runs over 30 metres to score an easy try. Campbell converts. 22-10 Panthers
34 min: TRY - The Panthers shift the ball out wide. Trent Waterhouse runs with the ball creating a two on one situation, he passes it to Amos Roberts to score. Roberts misses the kick. 26-10 Panthers
35 min: NEWS - Clinton Toopi is sin binned for mouthing off at the referee.
37 min: NEWS - Craig Gower knocks the ball back he then re-gathers to throw a flat pass to find Preston Campbell. Campbell ducks losing his grounding, he then losses the ball attempting to ground the ball over the line
38 min: NEWS - The Warriors spread it wide on the last. Tevita Latu drops the ball cold over the line.
40 min: PENALTY GOAL - The Panthers are penalized for a two on one strip. Sione Faumuina slots the ball through the middle 26 metres out right on half time. 26-12 Panthers
HALF TIME: The Panthers are making alot of breaks through the middle of the Warriors defence converting on their opportunities. The Warriors have only showed small brief glimpses of their old-selves. HALF TIME STATS: The Warriors have missed 16 tackles to the Panthers 7. Penalties are in favour to the Warriors 8-4. Completed sets : Warriors 12/16, Panthers 15/21. Offloads: Warriors 8,Panthers 4. Errors: Warriors 4, Panthers 7. And tackles made: Warriors 82, Panthers 87
40 min: The Panthers kick off the second half. They regather possession from the kick off
42 min: TRY - The Panthers spread it wide through some quick passing. Amos Roberts scores out wide. Shayne Rodney converts . 32-12 Panthers
44 min: NEWS - Stacey Jones puts in a grubber, Vinnie Anderson chances but it is to deep.
45 min: NEWS - Clinton Toopi is back on from the sin bin
50 min: PENALTY GOAL - Tevita Latu is penalized. Shayne Rodney slots the penalty goal right in front of the sticks 26 metres out. 34-12 Panthers
57 min: TRY - Preston Campbell puts in a kick 18 metres out, Luke Lewis flicks it back in the air to find Amos Roberts hands to score his 4th try. Shayne Rodney misses the conversion from out wide. 38-12 Panthers
60 min: NEWS - The Warriors have made 20 mistackles to the Panthers 8. Penrith continue to carve through the Warriors defence with every set.
67 min: TRY - Sione Faumuina gets a pass from Clinton Toopi. He flicks it to find Awen Guttenbeil to score. Faumuina converts. 38-18 Panthers
72 min: NEWS - Jerome Ropati is held up over the line on the last tackle.
77 min: TRY - An exciting backline movement by the Warriors. Francis Meli flicks it out the back to find Iaafeta Paleaaesina who scores. The conversion goes wide.38-22 Panthers
80 min: TRY - Paul Whatuira breaks the line, he finds Luke Rooney who scores in the corner. Shayne Rodney's kick goes out wide. It's all over. The Panthers dominated the Warriors all over the park in a convincing victory. The final result:Penrith 42,The Warriors 22. FULL TIME STATS: The Warriors missed 28 tackles to the Panthers 22. Penalties go in favour to the Warriors 12-9 . Completed sets : Warriors 22/36, Panthers 30/45. Offloads: Warriors 30,Panthers 10. Errors: Warriors 14, Panthers 18. And tackles made: Warriors 220, Panthers 203
----------------------------------------- Leagueunlimited.com players of the match: 3 - A Roberts(Panthers) 2 - P Campbell(Panthers) 1 - C Gower(Panthers) -----------------------------------------Like