It is Fulltime and Nathan Cleary is the unlikely hero after hitting a 38m Field Goal in Golden Point to snatch a desperate win for the Panthers! Stay tuned for the Match Report and 3,2,1's @LeagueUnlimited.
Nathan Cleary hits a field goal from 38m and snatches the win for the Panthers!
Luke Brooks takes the shot on the last and it just drifts to the left. Panthers 20m re-start.
Luke Brooks puts the pressure on with a monster bomb and Dallin Watene-Zelezniak is equal to the task. Panthers ball 20m from their own line.
We are underway in Golden Point and Moses Leota charges back into a wall of Tigers defenders!
Nathan Cleary hits it and it goes over! 8 all! We go to Golden Point!
Nathan Cleary and James Maloney combine to find Waqa Blake who puts Dylan Edwards over to score in the corner! 8-6 kick to come!
Nathan Cleary kicks early but Luke Brooks is there and is tackled in goal. Dropout Tigers.
James Maloney puts in a wonky kick on the last, it bounces short of the dead ball line and Corey Thompson is tackled in goal. Dropout Tigers.
Sione Katoa now ups his opposite number and throws a forward pass out of dummy half. Tigers scrum 30m from their own line.
Robbie Farah now throws a forward pass from dummy half. Panthers now with a pulse.
Reagan Campbell-Gillard now drops the ball cold. Tigers ball 30m out.
Luke Brooks now takes a shot at field goal....and he misses.
Josh Reynolds takes a shot at field goal and it hits the upright! Panthers ball 12m out from their own line through Viliame Kikau.
Waqa Blake tries to tip on a pass to Dylan Edwards but it is forward. Tigers scrum 20m out.
Reagan Campbell-Gillard throws a forward pass to Dallin Watene-Zelezniak. Tigers scum just short of halfway.
Dallin Watene-Zelezniak spills the ball off a kick. Big chance for the Tigers who are now 10m out!
Wayde Egan comes from the field with a HIA. Copped one from Esan Marsters' shoulder and then Reagan Campbell-Gillard's forearm.
James Maloney bombs on the last and Corey Thompson takes it in goal. 20m re-start Tigers.
Penalty Panthers - Against Robbie Farah who was offside. Panthers take the tap 10m out.
Luke Brooks puts the ball down and James Maloney turns defence into attack and is pulled down just short of halfway.
Wayde Egan throws a forward pass from dummy half. Tigers scrum feed 35m out.
Viliame Kikau winds up close to the line and Robbie Farah and Moses Mbye combines to somehow stop him and he loses the ball at the tryline. Tigers ball 10m out from their own tryline. Great defence from Farah!
Esan Marsters misses his third kick! Tigers lead 8-2.
Josh Reynolds grubbers again close to the line and finds Ryan Matterson who scores a gift! Tigers lead 8-2 kick to come. Reynolds have a field day!
Penalty Tigers - Against Isaah Yeo for a crusher tackle on Luke Garner. Tigers find the line 40m out.
Penalty Tigers - Against Dylan Edwards for tackling Corey Thompson in the air, who was attempting to defuse a bomb. Tigers ball 10m out from their own line.
Nathan Cleary loses the ball after a run around play with Hame Sele. Tigers off the hook and have the scrum 10m out from their own line.
Robert Jennings loses the ball in his own half. Panthers ball just 14m out!
Dylan Edwards has moved to the wing after a few nervous moments in the first half, but Luke Brooks goes straight to him on the last.
We are back underway at Panthers Stadium!
It is Halftime at Panthers Stadium and the Tigers lead by 4-2 after just the one try from Corey Thompson. Stay tuned @LeagueUnlimited, this is only warming up!
Nathan Cleary combines with Maloney close to the line but Maloney puts it down.
Penalty Panthers - Against Michael Chee-Kam for being offside. Panthers will get a shot before halftime.
The Tigers run it in the last and great defence from Waqa Blake who tackles Moses Mbye on the last.
VIDEO REF - NO TRY - Luke Brooks grubbers for Dylan Edwards who spills it in goal but Edwards grounds the ball just before Luke Garner gets there. Dropout Panthers.
Josh Reynolds grubbers again for Corey Thompson and Dylan Edwards just gets there this time and knocks the ball dead! Saves a certain try. Dropout Panthers.
Dylan Edwards throws a long pass to Josh Mansour running the ball back inside his own half and Josh Mansour puts the ball down! Tigers scrum 13m out!
Marsters misses the conversion.
Josh Reynolds grubbers behind the line and finds a flying Corey Thompson who pounces on the ball to score! Tigers lead 4-2 kick to come.
Esan Marsters misses the Penalty. Panthers lead 2-0.
Tigers get a penalty in front now after James Fisher-Harris gives away a penalty in the ruck.
Nathan Cleary picks up a lose pass and puts Josh Mansour away and he is tackled 20m out.
Sione Katoa gives away a silly penalty and piggy backs the Tigers up field.
Panthers on the attack inside the Tigers 15m, however James Maloney passes into touch trying to put Waqa Blake into space. Tigers scrum.
Nathan Cleary gets the Panthers on the board. They lead 2-0.
Penalty Panthers - Frustration from Elijah Taylor who now now gives away a penalty in front of the sticks.
Elijah Taylor makes another error, this time losing the ball trying to get a quick play the ball. Panthers scrum 15m out.
VIDEO REF - NO TRY - Josh Mansour gets the ball wide and makes a spectacular leap for the line, however replays show that his foot has just touched the sideline before he got the ball down. Tigers ball 10m out.
James Maloney kicks high for Dallin Watene-Zelezniak on the last. Luke Brooks knocks it back and then again over the dead ball line and it is a dropout for the Tigers.
Forward pass from dummy half from Elijah Taylor. Scrum on halfway, Panthers feed.
Robbie Farah grubbers from dummy half on the last, however the kick is too deep and it is a 20m re-start for Penrith.
Charge down from Robbie Farah and the Tigers are tackled 10m out on the 1st tackle!
Moses Mbye tackled by Waqa Blake on the last tackle and Panthers ball 10m out from their own line. Terrific defensive read from Blake.
Penalty Tigers - Against Nathan Cleary for holding down the player in the ruck. Tigers on the attack 15m out!
Luke Brooks tests Dylan Edwards will a huge bomb but Edwards takes it well and is tackled 20m out from his own line.
We are underway at Panthers Stadium and Ben Matulino brings the ball back into a wall of Panthers defenders.
Welcome to Panthers Stadium for one of the biggest grudge matches of 2019, where Ivan Cleary has jumped off the bus to welcome his former club the Wests Tigers to the foot of the Blue Mountains in a Friday Night Blockbuster! Penrith have a late change, with Frank Winterstein to start in the second row, with Villiame Kikau making his long awaited return to the Panthers side from the bench. Wests Tigers also with the one late change, with Matt Eisenhuth replacing rookie Thomas Mikaele on the pine. All the buildup surrounds the Panthers coach Ivan Cleary, with many Tigers players signing long term deals last season, only to see Cleary sign for the Panthers in the NRL’s worst kept secret of 2018. The Panthers welcome back fan favourite Kikau, while the Tigers have Josh Reynolds back at five-eighth in what promises to be a classic! Stay tuned for all the action @LeagueUnlimited!
Referees & scorers:
Referees: Gerard Sutton, Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
Touch Judges: Todd Smith, Kasey Badger
Video Referee: Steve Chiddy, Bryan Norrie
PENRITH PANTHERS (9)
Tries: Dylan Edwards
Field Goals: Nathan Cleary (1/1)
Conversions: Nathan Cleary (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Nathan Cleary (1/1)
WESTS TIGERS (8)
Tries: Corey Thompson, Ryan Matterson
Conversions: Esan Marsters (0/2)
Penalty Goals: Esan Marsters (0/1)