It is Fulltime! Penrith have defeated the Raiders 30-10 to really push their premiership credentials. Stay tuned for the 3,2,1's and Match Report at LeagueUnlimited.
Penalty Panthers - Against George Williams for an obstruction. Panthers find the line just short of halfway.
Nathan Cleary converts to make it 5/5.
Nathan Cleary snatches an intercept and races 70 metres to score and ice the game for the Panthers.
Isaah Yeo loses the ball now. Raiders scrum 23m from their own line.
Jarome Luai with a grubber behind the line and Tom Starling has to bat the ball dead. Dropout Raiders.
Penalty Penrith - Against Tom Starling for a crusher tackle on Brian To'o.
Jordan Rapana knocks on and Panthers with another chance.
Nathan Cleary outstanding goalkicking and the Panthers are getting away. .
Charlie Staines goes in for his second try after some superb service from Paul Momirovski.
Jarrod Croker misses from out on the touch line.
Jack Wighton calls for the ball out wide following a Hudson Young bust and produces a lovely pass from Elliott Whitehead to allow the skipper Jarrod Croker to touch down in the corner and get the Raiders back in the match.
Jordan Rapana with a grubber for himself on the last but Stephen Crichton is there and gets back in the field of play.
Charlie Staines tries to get on the outside of Elliott Whitehead but Staines is flung into touch.
Penalty Panthers - George Williams is penalised for a shepherd.
Nathan Cleary with a kick out on the full. Canberra now with the ball just short of halfway.
George Williams pulled up for a forward pass to Ryan Sutton who just over ran the pass.
Viliame Kikau with a kick for himself on the last but Jordan Rapana manages to get there just in time.
We are underway in the Second Half! Liam Martin brings the ball back into a green wall.
It is halftime and the Panthers have snatched the lead with 3 quick tries to lead 18-6 at the break.
Nathan Cleary converts.
Jarome Luai continued to return serve to his opposite Wighton in the back half, when the Panthers five-eighth grubbered for himself to score!
Elliott Whitehead knocks on with his side on the attack and Penrith make their way towards halfway.
Nathan Cleary again kicks the conversion from out wide.
Penrith go back to back as Matt Burton scores following a delicious pass from Jarome Luai close to the line. Panthers on the prowl!
Nathan Cleary nails the conversion from the sideline!
Nathan Cleary gets the ball out the back to Stephen Crichton who delivers a beautiful flick out the back for Charlie Staines to score in the corner!
Penalty Penrith - Jordan Rapana has been penalised for kicking out in a tackle from Viliame Kikau. Didn't seem much in it to be fair. Panthers make their way over halfway.
George Williams with a nice kick on the last and he forces the repeat set.
Jordan Rapana gets a kick away on the last and Stephen Crichton spills the ball. Raiders scrum 20m out.
VIDEO REF - NO TRY - Jack Wighton puts a deft grubber in goal and Jarrod Croker steamed through to what looked like and easy try but replays show the Raiders skipper did not ground the ball. Huge let off!
Stephen Crichton puts a foot on the line collecting a George Williams kick and now the Raiders have a scrum 15m out.
James Fisher-Harris drops the ball cold. Raiders scrum 11m from their own line.
Hudson Young loses sight of the ball off the kickoff and the ball bounces into touch! Panthers ball 15m out!
Jarrod Croker converts and the Raiders draw first blood.
Jack Wighton runs a strong line and steps off his left foot to crash over for the first try of the night!
Penalty Raiders - Jack Wighton grubbers to the try line and he is tackled without the ball. Canberra on the attack 10m out!
Panthers try a set move close to the line but Charlie Staines is handed a hospital pass from Cleary and the Raiders have the ball 12m from their own line.
Matt Burton knocks on now and the Raiders are off the hook.
Jarrod Croker spills the ball on the 2nd tackle and Panthers on the attack 20m out.
Nathan Cleary gets a kick away on the last and finds the line just metres from the Raiders try line. Raiders scrum deep in their own territory.
We are underway at Penrith! Josh Papali'i takes the first hit up for Canberra.
Welcome to Blue Bet Stadium, where the Panthers host the Raiders in a traditional clash which celebrates Penrith's first ever premiership over the Green Machine 30 years ago! Penrith have no changes and are 1-17 Canberra have a few positional changes with Ryan Sutton and Joe Tapine starting from the pine, with Iosia Soliola starting at prop and Ryan James starting at lock. As per the 1991 Grand Final, this game promises to add another chapter in the rivalry between the two teams, with both the Panthers and the Raiders a big chance in this years premiership race in 2021. Stay tuned for all the action, kickoff not far away!
Referees & scorers:
Referees: Gerard Sutton
Touch Judges: Todd Smith, Phil Henderson
Video Referee: Steve Chiddy
PENRITH PANTHERS (30)
Tries: Charlie Staines (2), Nathan Cleary, Matt Burton, Jarome Luai
Conversions: Nathan Cleary (5/5)
CANBERRA RAIDERS (10)
Tries: Jack Wighton, Jarrod Croker
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (1/2)