Croker kicks a penalty goal from in front to end the game
PENALTY RAIDERS - SHort drop out doesn't travel 10 metres.
Wighton with another good grubber and the Panthers force the ball dead. Panthers drop out.
PENALTY RAIDERS - Panthers Try disallowed. Grant was in front of the kicker, never retreated far enough and then threw the final pass, illegally.
Off to the tape so if Katoa has scored now.
Maloney converts the try. He's bleeding a bit and is now wearing a new jumper, with number 22 on his back.
The restart is batted back, Leota cleans up the loose ball, passes to Tamou who runs to the right, straightens, breaks a tackle and then gets across out wide for a strong solo try.
Maloney with a short kick off and the Panthers regain possession.
Croker from almost in front, adds the extras, as the music from Don Tuckwell's Audio blasts around the ground.
The Raiders make a break through the middle thanks to a great offload by CNK to Croker. Young barged his way through some sloppy goal line defence on the next play to score on the left side.
Katoa's grubber for no-one goes dead. 7 tackle set for the Raiders.
PENALTY PANTHERS - What a mess. Egan dropped the ball in tackle, ruled to have been raked out by the Raiders, he regathered, tried to the play-the-ball, was impeded and got his side a penalty.
SCRUM PANTHERS - 20m from their own line
PENALTY RAIDERS - Hodgson seemed to have been deemed to have made a successful 1 on 1 strip. But the Panthers player took it back after the tackle was completed.
Maloney with a short drop out and Penrith manage to get the ball back
Wighton with a nice grubber into the Panthers in-goal. Cleary tries to navigate his way out of the in-goal, but he looked more confused than a traveller trying to get to Humula.
SCRUM RAIDERS - Blake drops the ball, the pass was rubbish though.
Cleary's kick is charged down, he runs back and cleans up the ball on his own 10m line. Tackle count restarted.
Croker kicks a penalty goal
PENALTY RAIDERS - Panthers with an illegal strip is the call. Raiders taking the shot at 2
PENALTY RAIDERS - Panthers trying to work over the tackled player again. Raiders find touch 35m out from the Panthers line.
Now they're arguing over whether the pies at 'Quinty are better than those at Holbrook.
Raiders surge upfield off the back of the penalty, CNK dummies left from dummy half and then dives over for a good try.
PENALTY RAIDERS - Maloney with a sort of spear tackle.
Play stopped as both sides have an argument over whether the Farrer or the Union is the better pub.
Cleary with a little chip which Martin knocks on. Hand over.
Play back underway. Video ref looking at a potential penalty try
Kikau being helped from the field. The physio looked to be working on his knee.
Kikau yells out in pain in the tackle, his ankle and leg got twisted under Whitehead in the tackle. Time off.
PENALTY PANTHERS - Obstruction by the Raiders attack. Cleary finds touch 5m shy of halfway
SCRUM RAIDERS - First tackle from the Restart and Penrith drop the ball, 20m from their own line in a good tackle.
Cleary converts his own try.
A Panthers kick fails to get past the Raiders defence, but deflects back out to the left side, Maloney cleans up and passes to Cleary who scores
A pushed Panthers pass was knocked down by the Raiders and Penrith regather. tackle count restarts. They're still camped on the Raiders line.
PENALTY PANTHERS - Egan's pass from dummy half is impeded by the marker. Panthers take the tap 10m out.
PENALTY PANTHERS - Soliola offside when he received a pass. Panthers find touch 20m from the Raiders line.
Panthers keeping the ball alive, run out of options on the right side, swing the ball back to the left where a Kikau offload goes to ground and the Raiders clean up.
Raiders continuing where they left off form in the first half.
CNK struggling after a good lamb shank at halftime, slow to his feet
John Bateman off to Wagga Base Hospital to have a facial fracture assessed.
Half time - Everyone will head to the Magpie's Nest for a quick nosebag and we'll be back shortly for the second stint.
Croker makes a great 1-on-1 tackle.
JFH gets an offload to Aekins who makes a good 30m before he gets tackled.
Wighton's kick downtown just rolls dead in-goal. Panthers with a 7 tackle set.
Croker adds another 2
PENALTY RAIDERS. Maloney's drop out very nearly ends up in Marshalls Creek on the full.
Hodgson grubbers into the Panthers in-goal and MWZ takes it dead.
PENALTY RAIDERS - They take the quick tap 30m out.
Panthers with a silly off-load and the Raiders defence intercepts. Raiders back on the attack now.
SCRUM PANTHERS - Wighton grubbers on the short side and finds touch 20m from the Panthers line
Maloney with a nice cut-out pass to Mansour, but the cover defence bundles him over the sideline, but not before Mansour flings it back in-field. Raiders clean up the ball.
Panthers now letting bombs bounce. They're about as confident right now a visiting sailor trying to navigate the Murrumbidgee River.
Bateman off getting an HIA
Croker with a tricky conversion attempt, but he nails it.
Raiders keep the ball alive, with some good offloads by Raiders big men on the left side before Wighton gets the ball, steps and gets himself over for a good try.
SCRUM RAIDERS - Kikau knocks on. Scrum 10m from the Raiders line.
Hodgson makes a try saving tackle on the immense Kikau
PENALTY RAIDERS - Penrith giving away more stupid penalties
Yeo reportedly suffered a dislocated shoulder.
PENALTY PANTHERS - They find touch 10m inside the Raiders half.
Canberra with a woefully slow play there and they turn it over.
PENALTY RAIDERS - RCG runs the Raiders kick-chase off the ball. Raiders take the tap inside the Panthers 20m
There's a been a bit of niggle in the game. Not as much as when the Roos play the Magpies in Group 9 though.
Yeo storms onto the ball and gets hit hard in the tackle. He's injured his arm or elbow and is coming off with his arm in a makeshift sling made from his jumper. Put some electrical tape on it, she'll be right mate.
PENALTY PANTHERS - Panthers attack breaks down because the Raiders defence is offside.
CNK gets binned for a professional foul.
PENALTY PANTHERS - First tackle after the tap and the Raiders commit the same penalty right on their own line.
PENALTY PANTHERS - Holding down too long by the Raiders. Panthers with a quick tap.
Williams with a woeful kick, has no depth and Blake takes it on the fly and runs up to halfway. Panthers right on the attack now.
PENALTY RAIDERS - They start their set just their side of halfway
Blake with a stunning flick to Mansour, who leaves it behind. Raiders clean it up.
Maloney's bomb is dropped by the Raiders and CNK takes it dead. Raiders drop out.
SCRUM PANTHERS - Bateman loses the ball in the tackle.
Maloney grubbers into the Raiders in-goal and Cleary very nearly gets to the ball, but he has an air swing. 7 tackle set for the Raiders.
PENALTY PANTHERS - Lui all over the ruck like the population of Wagga all over Lake Albert beach on a 45 degree day.
Williams with a nice grubber on the right side and Oldfield runs between the two defenders, regathers and scores a good try.
PENALTY RAIDERS - JFH runs the Raiders kick chase off the ball and now the Raiders gets a full set inside the Panthers 20m
The 'Bidgee doctor picks up as the day goes on, so expect it to play a bigger role in the second half.
SCRUM RAIDERS - Mansour busts through some weak defence and very nearly gets to the tryline but loses the ball as he hits the ground
Egan with a nice grubber from dummy half forces a drop out.
PENALTY PANTHERS - They find touch 20m from the Raiders line.
CNK drops a simple enough pass in a sweeping play and Yeo cleans it up. If it were a Holbrook pie he wouldn't have dropped it.
SCRUM RAIDERS - Hodgson with a strong tackle from dummy half on Egan and the young Panthers rake drops the ball.
The Raiders are defending the Murrumbidgee end as they kick off
Referees & scorers:
Referees: Grant Atkins, David Munro
Touch Judges: Drew Oultram, Rickey McFarlane
Video Referee: Jared Maxwell, Bryan Norrie
CANBERRA RAIDERS (30)
Tries: Michael Oldfield, Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, Jack Wighton, Hudson Young
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (4/4)
Penalty Goals: Jarrod Croker (3/3)
PENRITH PANTHERS (12)
Tries: Nathan Cleary, James Tamou
Conversions: Nathan Cleary (1/1), James Maloney (1/1)