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7:50pm Thu April 18, 2019
Round 6 - PointsBet Stadium - Crowd: 10088

The Panthers drop the ball in the tackle with 20 seconds left.


SCRUM PANTHERS - Johnson finds touch 10m from the Panthers line. 65 seconds left and the Panthers have to travel 90m. Strap yourselves in


Cleary kicks and Dugan takes it cleanly in the Sharks in-goal. 7 tackle set to the Sharks.


Panthers with a short kick off and they manage to get the ball.


Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Chad Townsend.

Townsend converts from right of the posts.

Sharks lead Sharks 24 - 20 Panthers

Try: Sharks
Scored by Josh Dugan. Kick to come.

On the last tackle, the Sharks shift the ball right and Xerri draws the final defender and then gets a good ball to Dugan who scores on the right side.

Sharks lead Sharks 22 - 20 Panthers

Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Chad Townsend.

Townsend converts.

Panthers lead Sharks 18 - 20 Panthers

Try: Sharks
Scored by Andrew Fifita. Kick to come.

Fifita takes a flat ball and busts over the line to score to the left of the posts.

Panthers lead Sharks 16 - 20 Panthers

SCRUM SHARKS - knock on both ways, off the Panthers first. Sharks with a full set 10m from the Panthers line.


PENALTY SHARKS - Panthers interfering with the play-the-ball on their own line, on the last tackle.. Sharks take the tap.


Pass touched by the Panthers on the last. Sharks get a fresh set starting on halfway.


Sharks run it on the last and Xerri is wrapped up 10m from the Panthers line.


Johnson puts Nikora through another big hole, He's tackled 30m from the Panthers line


Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Chad Townsend.

Townsend converts from in front.

Panthers lead Sharks 12 - 20 Panthers

Try: Sharks
Scored by Chad Townsend. Kick to come.

Penalty try to Townsend. A great break by Nikora who then puts in a chip. Townsend chases through but is tackled just before he regathers the ball.

Panthers lead Sharks 10 - 20 Panthers

Looking at a potential Penalty try for Chad Townsend


Conversion: Panthers
Kicked by Nathan Cleary.

Cleary from 2m in from the right touchline, curls the kick through the sticks.

Panthers lead Sharks 6 - 20 Panthers

Try: Panthers
Scored by Waqa Blake. Kick to come.

Panthers go right and have the numbers advantage. Blake gets outside his defender and forces his way over the line to score near the corner.

Panthers lead Sharks 6 - 18 Panthers

Panthers almost had a try on the left side, but Dugan knocked down the final pass.


Sorensen drops a poor pass and the Panthers clean it up 30m from the Sharks line.


Sharks run it on the last and are tackled just 2m shy of the Panthers line.


PENALTY SHARKS - Egan's dropped ball was collected by the Sharks but then the Panthers defence just held down in the tackle too long. Sharks take the tap.


Egan with a dart from dummy half and then he just dropped the ball.


A little bit of feeling in the game starting to show. Both sides still playing sloppy footy.


Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Chad Townsend.

Townsend converts from right in front.

Panthers lead Sharks 6 - 14 Panthers

Try: Sharks
Scored by Bronson Xerri. Kick to come.

From the kick return, the ball goes to Dugan, who breaks the line and then passes to Xerri unmarked and the young speedster ran 70m and roasts DWZ to score under the posts.

Panthers lead Sharks 4 - 14 Panthers

SCRUM PANTHERS - Nikora falling over the line to score but the ball is knocked down by Egan


PENALTY SHARKS - Penrith give away a penalty on the last tackle on their own line.


PENALTY SHARKS - They find touch 30m from the Panthers line.


DWZ just cleaned up Townsend off the ball in an act of stupidity.


DWZ with a great kick return gets back to halfway before being tackled heavily by Townsend.


Both sides trading safe sets.


Johnson makes a late decision to run on the last but gets caught. The ball goes out to Dugan who gets a decent kick away.


Back underway. Can the Sharks fight back.


Great run by Uele right on halftime, but he loses the ball getting to his feet and that's halftime.


Video Ref - Looking at a Panthers try. NO TRY - Kikau has obstructed Johnson.


Maloney from his own 30m line kicks a 40/20 that tried to avoid the sideline but eventually landed on it.


Shaun Johnson makes a break but can't find any support.


The Panthers grubber on the last eventually goes dead. Sharks with a 7 tackle set


Johnson attempts a chip and chase from inside his own half, but he knocks on trying to regather the ball.


SCRUM PANTHERS - Josh Morris tries to keep the ball alive but his pass attempt goes forward and in to touch, 10m from the Panthers line.


PENALTY SHARKS - Panthers holding down too long in the tackle.


SCRUM SHARKS - Johnson's bomb is allowed to bounce by Mansour and it is then knocked on by Mansour, 20m from his own line.


Johnson kicks for the wing, but he's a bit heavy. Dugan bats it back in as he's falling over, but the ball hits his own foot and goes into touch.


SCRUM SHARKS - Second tackle and the Panthers swing the ball to the left only for a pass to be dropped.


Maloney with a short drop out, but the Sharks field it easily.


Johnson with a grubber that beats Xerri. Mansour cleans up and is tackled in-goal. Panthers drop out.


PENALTY SHARKS - Sloppy high tackle by Maloney on Xerri. Sharks take the tap 20m from the Panthers line.


Penalty Goal: Panthers
Kicked by Nathan Cleary.

Cleary adds another 2 points.

Panthers lead Sharks 0 - 14 Panthers

PENALTY PANTHERS - Sharks offside. Panthers to take a shot at the penalty goal.


SCRUM PANTHERS - Panthers kick is fielded by Kennedy and Feki looks to take the kick return and he drops the pass cold 18m from his own line.


Conversion: Panthers
Kicked by Nathan Cleary.

Cleary throws this over the bar

Panthers lead Sharks 0 - 12 Panthers

Try: Panthers
Scored by Nathan Cleary. Kick to come.

Maloney with a grubber and a peach of a bounce finds Cleary following through who reels the ball in and scores under the posts.

Panthers lead Sharks 0 - 10 Panthers

Sharks with a short drop out and Blake drops it backwards. Panthers retain possession.


Cleary's kick is knocked down and back by the Sharks into their own in-goal and Prior cleans up but tackled in goal. Sharks drop out.


PENALTY PANTHERS - Sharks tackle lifted the player above the horizontal.


Conversion: Panthers
Kicked by Nathan Cleary.

Cleary converts easily

Panthers lead Sharks 0 - 6 Panthers

Try: Panthers
Scored by Tim Grant. Kick to come.

Maloney with a tidy short ball to Tim Grant running an angled line back infield, and the prop busts through some feeble defence to score under the sticks.

Panthers lead Sharks 0 - 4 Panthers

SCRUM PANTHERS - Dugan knocks on....again.


SCRUM SHARKS - Hard to keep up with the volume of errors already. Sharks had a drop out and the Panthers have knocked on after a short drop out.


SCRUM PANTHERS - Dugan found to have knocked on in the play-the -ball in the Panthers half.


Brailey with a grubber from dummy half into the Panthers in-goal, but it just rolls dead in goal. 7 tackle set for the Panthers


SCRUM SHARKS - DWZ knocks the ball on as he's getting to his feet. Sharks with a full set 10m from the Panthers line.


Mansour with a great high take.


Josh Morris with a half break on the left side.

Sharks get us underway for Round 6

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Ben Cummins, Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski

Touch Judges: Phil Henderson, Chris Sutton

Video Referee: Steve Chiddy, Bryan Norrie

Tries: Bronson Xerri, Chad Townsend, Andrew Fifita, Josh Dugan
Field Goals:
Conversions: Chad Townsend (4/4)
Penalty Goals:

Tries: Tim Grant, Nathan Cleary, Waqa Blake
Field Goals:
Conversions: Nathan Cleary (3/3)
Penalty Goals: Nathan Cleary (1/1)