Full Time
3:00pm Sat March 20, 2021
Round 2 - CommBank Stadium, Parramatta - Crowd: 5062

And that'll be full time at Bankwest Stadium, the Panthers become the first ever team to not concede a point over the opening 2 rounds, while the Bulldogs have a bit of soul searching to do. Next week, they'll face up against the Broncos at Suncorp, while the Panthers will play a blockbuster at home on Thursday night against the Storm.


Conversion: Panthers
Kicked by Stephen Crichton.

Crichton maintains his 100% strike rate

Panthers lead Bulldogs 0 - 28 Panthers

Try: Panthers
Scored by Paul Momirovski. Kick to come.

Paul Momirovski goes over for his second in about 5 minutes! This time it was a solo effort, using his strength and agility to beat 3 or 4 Bulldogs defenders. This scoreline has blown out a bit, Penrith with the opportunity to get out to a 28 point lead

Panthers lead Bulldogs 0 - 26 Panthers

A good set after points for Penrith, To'o keeps the kick in but Kikau is tackled on the last, changeover.


Conversion: Panthers
Kicked by Stephen Crichton.

Stephen Crichton is successful with his first attempt of the day

Panthers lead Bulldogs 0 - 22 Panthers

Try: Panthers
Scored by Paul Momirovski. Kick to come.

Marshall-King's try save matters little! Nick Cotric is unable to clean up May's kick and Momirovski is there to score his first try in Panthers colours

Panthers lead Bulldogs 0 - 20 Panthers

Viliame Kikau is just denied a hatty by Jeremy Marshall-King


Dallin Watene-Zelezniak will sitout the rest of this one, he's been sent to the bin after going on report for the high shot on Cleary


Terrible kick by Flanagan straight to Nathan Cleary, who sprints about 50 metres downfield before getting tackled high by Dallin Watene-Zelezniak. The Panthers will get a penalty and it looks like Cleary may go off with an HIA


PENALTY TO THE BULLDOGS!!!!! First one in 149 minutes! Stephen Crichton took one of the Bulldogs chasers out in backplay and if the Dogs can score here they are still an outside chance


Dallin Watene-Zelezniak pounces onto the Panthers kick and returns it 20 or 30 metres downfield


Some interesting stats regarding both these sides 2020 campaigns: The Panthers are yet to concede a point in 2021 and could become the first team to ever keep a clean sheet in their first two matches of a season, while the Bulldogs are yet to receive a penalty in 2021


The Bulldogs will get the ball after Luai makes a mistake


Panthers regather the kick before a Bulldogs player plays at a pass, giving the Panthers 6 more tackles close to the line


Conversion: Panthers
Kicked by Nathan Cleary.

Cleary makes it 2/3 in terms of conversions for the day

Panthers lead Bulldogs 0 - 16 Panthers

Try: Panthers
Scored by Viliame Kikau. Kick to come.

Great play from the dummy half Mitch Kenny, who dummied to the right and fooled half the Bulldogs defenders before going left to Kikau, who goes over for his second try of the afternoon

Panthers lead Bulldogs 0 - 14 Panthers

A nervous moment for Nick Cotric at the back who just reeled the ball in in time. He gets stopped in goal and the Panthers have a repeat set


Knock on by Jeremy Marshall-King. Penrith get it in good field position


The Bulldogs kick on the 4th doesn't pay off as it's batted back to Edwards by To'o. Panthers easily hold the Bulldogs off


Charlie Staines puts down a kick that it has to be said would've been fielded easily by Josh Mansour. The Bulldogs have a prime attacking opportunity


Paul Momirovski puts it down but it's ruled to have gone backwards


Viliame Kikau makes a break and puts a kick in which rebounds off a Bulldog but it wasn't played at. Penrith kick on the next play and Allan comes up with it


Nathan Cleary put Capewell through a hole and he looked to be in for all money but Adam Elliott forced the ball free. Bulldogs will get the ball


Nathan Cleary gets Kikau isolated on the defender but Flanagan makes a great one on one stop. Panthers get another penalty


Bit of push and shove between Flanagan and Luai


Penalty to the Panthers


Both sides have traded sets to start the 2nd half


Bulldogs kick off and Kikau takes the first run of the half


About to get underway in the second half


Field Goal: Panthers
Attempted by Nathan Cleary.

Nathan Cleary attempts a field goal from about 28 metres out and it pulled wide. Penrith have still not conceded a point in 2020

Panthers lead Bulldogs 0 - 10 Panthers

Set restart for PEN who will get one last chance to put points on the board before the half


Conversion: Panthers
Kicked by Nathan Cleary.

Cleary makes no mistake

Panthers lead Bulldogs 0 - 10 Panthers

Try: Panthers
Scored by Tyrone May. Kick to come.

Jarome Luai with some of the best eyes up footy you'll ever see, who early in the count was scampering around the field before changing direction due to running out of space and spotting Tyrone May, who Luai grubbered through to. Try to Tyrone May

Panthers lead Bulldogs 0 - 8 Panthers

Corey Allan knocks it on while trying to get back into the field of play. The Bulldogs will drop it out


In one of the worst challenges I can remember the Panthers will have a scrum feed. It was a clear loose carry by Cotric


Nick Cotric puts it down in the ruck but the Bulldogs are challenging


Mitch Kenny puts it down trying to pick the ball up from dummy half


Set restart for PEN


Dylan Edwards breaks a tackle on the kick return. Penrith winning the territory battle so far


Mitch Kenny tries to force the offload but ends up knocking it on. The defence of the Bulldogs has been great to restrict this Panthers side to 4 points with all the possession and field position they've had


Nathan Cleary forces another repeat set


Penalty to the Panthers


Kyle Flanagan's kick was a good one that looked like it could've resulted in a try or at the very least a repeat set, but the pass from Katoa was once again forward and the Panthers get a life


Set restart for CBY


Corey Allan is in the right position to field Luai's kick and the Bulldogs are working it out of their own end


Cleary again kicks before the last and the Bulldogs will play it about 15 metres out from their own line


To summarise; the Bulldogs scored a brilliant try just then put it was overturned by the Bunker after being awarded. Panthers now have the ball


Unfortunate for the Dogs, looks like this'll be overturned due to a knock on at the start of the play by Dallin Watene-Zelezniak.


They're still reviewing this one


Kurt Capewell puts the ball down in the tackle and again the Bulldogs are off the hook


Sione Katoa's pass out of dummy half is a mile forward on the last but he wasn't helped by his receiver who overran it. Panthers get another prime oppotunity


Jake Averillo's kick is a good one and Charlie Staines will play it about 2 metres out from his own line


Cleary puts an early grubber in but it doesn't penetrate the defensive line due to a Bulldog getting their foot to it and Flanagan is there to clean up. Bulldogs survive once again


Nathan Cleary's kick is allowed to bounce and Corey Allan is once again trapped in goal. Panthers looking dangerous here


Kyle Flanagan's kick ricochets off a Penrith player and Capewell is there to field it at his own 40 metre line, giving his side good field position to start the set


Jarome Luai knocks the ball on while trying to play it too quickly and the Dogs are off the hook


Corey Allan is trapped in goal. Repeat set Penrith


A threatening set from the Dogs ends with a whimper as Kyle Flanagan takes the complete wrong option on the last tackle and passes it inside to a flat-footed Josh Jackson, who is wrapped up easily by Penrith, who will retrieve the ball from the handover


Kyle Flanagan's grubber is too shallow but the Bulldogs defence makes a big play and drags Nathan Cleary back into the in-goal area. Repeat set coming up for the Dogs


Jake Averillo's kick is charged down and picked up by Ofahiki Ogden and the Bulldogs will have a fresh set of 6


Nathan Cleary kicks on the 4th and it'll sit up for Nick Meaney to play the ball on the 20


James Fisher-Harris hits it up to the 20 metre line on the first


Conversion: Panthers
Attempted by Nathan Cleary.

Nathan Cleary is unsuccessful with the sideline conversion

Panthers lead Bulldogs 0 - 4 Panthers

Try: Panthers
Scored by Viliame Kikau. Kick to come.

Jarome Luai skips around a couple of Bulldogs defenders and puts Viliame Kikau over untouched in the corner. Penrith score with their first opportunity

Panthers lead Bulldogs 0 - 4 Panthers

Panthers get a penalty coming out of their own end and will get the first real attacking opportunity


Panthers return serve with a good set of their own and Nick Cotric breaks a few tackles to return the kick out to the 40 and get the Dogs on the front foot


A solid start for the Bulldogs who play it just shy of the opposition 40 on the last


Panthers get things underway and Ofahiki Ogden takes the first carry

Penrith are wearing their pink away kit while the Doggies are in their traditional home jersey

Hello and welcome to LeagueUnlimited's coverage of Super Saturday and to open things up we are at a very wet BankWest Stadium to see if the Bulldogs can pull off the impossible and upset the heavily favoured Penrith Panthers. The Bulldogs are 1-17 from the team named by TBaz earlier in the week, while Apisai Koroisau is a late withdrawal for the Panthers and will spend 4-8 weeks on the sidelines after scans revealed a fractured wrist. Just over 10 minutes until kickoff now

Referees & scorers:

Referee: Peter Gough

Touch Judges: Chris Butler, Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski

Video Referee: Alan Shortall


Tries: Viliame Kikau (2), Tyrone May, Paul Momirovski (2)
Field Goals: Nathan Cleary (0/1)
Conversions: Nathan Cleary (2/3), Stephen Crichton (2/2)