Full Time
80:00
7:55pm Fri April 9, 2021
Round 5 - BlueBet Stadium - Crowd: 20890
80min

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.

79min

Penalty Panthers - Against George Williams for an obstruction. Panthers find the line just short of halfway.

76min

Conversion: Panthers
Kicked by Nathan Cleary.

Nathan Cleary converts to make it 5/5.

Panthers lead Panthers 30 - 10 Raiders
74min

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

Nathan Cleary snatches an intercept and races 70 metres to score and ice the game for the Panthers.

Panthers lead Panthers 28 - 10 Raiders
71min

Isaah Yeo loses the ball now. Raiders scrum 23m from their own line.

70min

Jarome Luai with a grubber behind the line and Tom Starling has to bat the ball dead. Dropout Raiders.

69min

Penalty Penrith - Against Tom Starling for a crusher tackle on Brian To'o.

67min

Jordan Rapana knocks on and Panthers with another chance.

66min

Conversion: Panthers
Kicked by Nathan Cleary.

Nathan Cleary outstanding goalkicking and the Panthers are getting away. .

Panthers lead Panthers 24 - 10 Raiders
65min

Try: Panthers
Scored by Charlie Staines. Kick to come.

Charlie Staines goes in for his second try after some superb service from Paul Momirovski.

Panthers lead Panthers 22 - 10 Raiders
62min

Conversion: Raiders
Attempted by Jarrod Croker.

Jarrod Croker misses from out on the touch line.

Panthers lead Panthers 18 - 10 Raiders
59min

Try: Raiders
Scored by Jarrod Croker. Kick to come.

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.

Panthers lead Panthers 18 - 10 Raiders
57min

Jordan Rapana with a grubber for himself on the last but Stephen Crichton is there and gets back in the field of play.

52min

Charlie Staines tries to get on the outside of Elliott Whitehead but Staines is flung into touch.

50min

Penalty Panthers - George Williams is penalised for a shepherd.

48min

Nathan Cleary with a kick out on the full. Canberra now with the ball just short of halfway.

46min

George Williams pulled up for a forward pass to Ryan Sutton who just over ran the pass.

42min

Viliame Kikau with a kick for himself on the last but Jordan Rapana manages to get there just in time.

40min

We are underway in the Second Half! Liam Martin brings the ball back into a green wall.

40min

It is halftime and the Panthers have snatched the lead with 3 quick tries to lead 18-6 at the break.

39min

Conversion: Panthers
Kicked by Nathan Cleary.

Nathan Cleary converts.

Panthers lead Panthers 18 - 6 Raiders
38min

Try: Panthers
Scored by Jarome Luai. Kick to come.

Jarome Luai continued to return serve to his opposite Wighton in the back half, when the Panthers five-eighth grubbered for himself to score!

Panthers lead Panthers 16 - 6 Raiders
36min

Elliott Whitehead knocks on with his side on the attack and Penrith make their way towards halfway.

35min

Conversion: Panthers
Kicked by Nathan Cleary.

Nathan Cleary again kicks the conversion from out wide.

Panthers lead Panthers 12 - 6 Raiders
34min

Try: Panthers
Scored by Matt Burton. Kick to come.

Penrith go back to back as Matt Burton scores following a delicious pass from Jarome Luai close to the line. Panthers on the prowl!

Panthers lead Panthers 10 - 6 Raiders
32min

Conversion: Panthers
Kicked by Nathan Cleary.

Nathan Cleary nails the conversion from the sideline!

Tied up at Panthers 6 - 6 Raiders
31min

Try: Panthers
Scored by Charlie Staines. Kick to come.

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!

Raiders lead Panthers 4 - 6 Raiders
29min

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.

27min

George Williams with a nice kick on the last and he forces the repeat set.

25min

Jordan Rapana gets a kick away on the last and Stephen Crichton spills the ball. Raiders scrum 20m out.

20min

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!

19min

Stephen Crichton puts a foot on the line collecting a George Williams kick and now the Raiders have a scrum 15m out.

15min

James Fisher-Harris drops the ball cold. Raiders scrum 11m from their own line.

15min

Hudson Young loses sight of the ball off the kickoff and the ball bounces into touch! Panthers ball 15m out!

14min

Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Jarrod Croker.

Jarrod Croker converts and the Raiders draw first blood.

Raiders lead Panthers 0 - 6 Raiders
12min

Try: Raiders
Scored by Jack Wighton. Kick to come.

Jack Wighton runs a strong line and steps off his left foot to crash over for the first try of the night!

Raiders lead Panthers 0 - 4 Raiders
10min

Penalty Raiders - Jack Wighton grubbers to the try line and he is tackled without the ball. Canberra on the attack 10m out!

6min

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.

5min

Matt Burton knocks on now and the Raiders are off the hook.

4min

Jarrod Croker spills the ball on the 2nd tackle and Panthers on the attack 20m out.

1min

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)