Full Time
80:00
7:30pm Sun October 3, 2021
Grand Final - Suncorp Stadium - Crowd: 39322
80min

FULLTIME! PENRITH PANTHERS ARE THE 2021 PREMIERS!

78min

2 Point Field Goal: Rabbitohs
Attempted by Adam Reynolds.

Adam Reynolds tries to snap a two-point field goal. It was low. Edwards lets it bounce dead. PANTHERS WILL WIN THE GRAND FINAL

Panthers lead Panthers 14 - 12 Rabbitohs
77min

Cleary kicks it deep. Souths have it. ONE SET!

77min

Cam Murray gets through the ruck and is away! He is tackled. Souths tried to go to their left and it is taken over the sideline. PTB Panthers.

76min

Souths are playing manic here. They are trying to get passes away and Fisher-Harris knocks it down.

75min

Gagai is collected in the head as he is falling. He is slow getting up. Referee has a look. NO PENALTY. PLAY ON.

75min

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Attempted by Adam Reynolds.

Huge conversion coming for the Rabbitohs! Adam Reynolds has kicked plenty of big goals in his time. This is one of the biggest. Can he make it level again. Here we go. He takes his time. He studies, walks in and fades it wide.

Panthers lead Panthers 14 - 12 Rabbitohs
74min

Try: Rabbitohs
Scored by Alex Johnston. Kick to come.

Souths respond in style! They go to their favoured left side and Johnston touches down.

Panthers lead Panthers 14 - 12 Rabbitohs
73min

PENALTY RABBITOHS! Explosive play from Taafe on the counter helped them get on the front foot. They earn the whistle for a leg pull.

71min

Souths have brought on Benji Marshall to try and conjure something here! Can they create something.

67min

Conversion: Panthers
Kicked by Nathan Cleary.

Cleary adds another two. Panthers in the box seat.

Panthers lead Panthers 14 - 8 Rabbitohs
65min

Try: Panthers
Scored by Stephen Crichton. Kick to come.

INTERCEPT! Panthers are ahead again! Souths were trying to float one wide to the left but Crichton snaffles it in the air and streaks away.

Panthers lead Panthers 12 - 8 Rabbitohs
63min

Come what May. Tyrone has fumbled it. Souths breathe another sigh of relief.

62min

ANother perfect kick from the Panthers! Paulo took the ball and is hammered over the sideline by Burton. Panthers ball.

58min

Panthers have gone to their favoured left side and Burton loses it.

57min

BANG! Paulo takes the bomb well and gets hammered by Kikau. Thankfully it is recovered by the Souths defenders. Dropout.

55min

Panthers tried to go right again. It is fumbled by Edwards and some relief for the Rabbitohs.

53min

Panthers aerial attack has found some results again. It is knocked on by Souths. Six more coming.

51min

Pinpoint again from Cleary. He puts it one metre from the line. Graham lept high but is taken in-goal. Dropout.

50min

NO CHARGEDOWN! Souths looked like they had found the lock on the left. They are tackled. Reynolds is rushed with the kick and it is called no chargedown. It goes over the sideline. PANTHERS BALL! Souths challenged and LOSE their challenge as well.

47min

Cleary takes on the line again. He poked through and throws it forward to Kikau. Relief for the Rabbitohs.

46min

Jai Arrow failed his second HIA test! Souths down to 16.

45min

Su'A loses it in the tackle.

44min

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Reynolds locks us up again!

Tied up at Panthers 8 - 8 Rabbitohs
43min

PENALTY RABBITOHS! Obstruction. Murray milked it well.

41min

Souths were given two set restarts in that set! It helped them get right into Panthers area but the last pass goes astray from Gagai.

40min

KICK-OFF! Here we go!

40min

Here we go! 40 minutes to decide who will be the Premiers! Souths will kick-off.

40min

HALFTIME! This has been an absorbing contest between the two sides. Panthers have edged ahead 8-6 headed into the final half of the 2021 season.

38min

Souths tried to counter attack on the right. Paulo streaks down the right before tossing a speculator inside which is taken by Luai. Panthers turn.

36min

Game has become an arm wrestle in the last few minutes! Both sides getting to their kick and pinning the other side deep.

33min

Penalty Goal: Panthers
Kicked by Nathan Cleary.

Cleary puts the Panthers back ahead!

Panthers lead Panthers 8 - 6 Rabbitohs
32min

PENALTY PANTHERS! The ruck was a total mess. Liam Martin tried to get to the play the ball and it was knocked out. Easy call.

31min

Oh no! Souths tried to sweep it off the scrum and Taafe loses it!

30min

Panthers were surging forward! Momoirovski tries to get the ball going wide. He loses it.

26min

More news: Jai Arrow has also passed his HIA! Souths back to their full complement on the bench.

24min

Reynolds was caught out on last. He tries to pilot one high but Edwards takes it easily in goal.

23min

Dane Gagai has PASSED his HIA!

22min

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Reynolds ties the game up!

Tied up at Panthers 6 - 6 Rabbitohs
21min

Try: Rabbitohs
Scored by Cody Walker. Kick to come.

Souths respond in style! It came from their talisman Cody Walker! He slices through, steps past Edwards and scores.

Panthers lead Panthers 6 - 4 Rabbitohs
20min

Panthers are on another level atm! They are muscling up in defense and force an error on Jai Arrow! It comes back for a PENALTY! High shot. Blushes spared for the Rabbitohs.

18min

Conversion: Panthers
Kicked by Nathan Cleary.

Cleary from the left side. He takes his time, swings the arms and puts it over.

Panthers lead Panthers 6 - 0 Rabbitohs
15min

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

Panthers finally crack them! It was the power plays until the last. It went down the fabled left and Matt Burton strolls across.

Panthers lead Panthers 4 - 0 Rabbitohs
14min

Another pinpoint kick from Cleary. It comes off the back of Paulo and Taafe has nowhere to go. Third dropout incoming for the Rabbitohs.

12min

Panthers decide to run it on last. They get it out to their weapon in To'o. He ducks and goes inside but is grassed just inside the tryline. Souths ball.

11min

PENALTY PANTHERS! Luai loses it again in the ruck but this time gets the whistle.

9min

Souths make some inroads into the half. Reynolds puts up a high kick which Graham grabs but he is thrown to the ground straight away.

6min

Oh no! Mark Nicholls with a huge steal for the Rabbitohs! He ripped it free and gets the Rabbitohs possession.

5min

Rinse and repeat. Cleary just hung the kick up and forced the Rabbitohs to ground it.

4min

Cleary puts the kick on a string! Taafe with a bobble in the take and is forced in-goal. Dropout.

3min

Good pressure from the Panthers! They force Reynolds to kick from his own 30 and it is an easy take for Edwards. Panthers marching into the attacking zone.

2min

Luai tries to get some metres but loses it. CHALLENGE from the Panthers! SUCCESSFUL! There was no knock on! Panthers ball.

1min

Both sides through their first set! Panthers have edged the dominance here. Edwards fielded the ball on the 20 and starts the counter.

KICK-OFF! Panthers have first use!

Acknowledgment of country done superbly by Jonathan Thurston. It is quickly followed by the anthem which is done by Kate Miller-Heideke. She ends on a very high note. Here we go!

Here come the teams! Issac Luke gets really involved with the Premiership bell as the Rabbitohs run out onto Suncorp Stadium! There are plenty of Rabbitohs support in the stands. Next out is the Panthers. in their black jersey looking to arrest last year's memories.

Here comes the Premiership trophy! It is carried out by Ethan Lowe (Rabbitohs) and Scott Sattler (Panthers) as we edge closer to kick-off!

Currently we are enjoying the pre-match entertainment which includes Cold Chisel guitarist Ian Moss, Eurovision hero Kate Miller-Hedieke, Timmy Trumpet and some guys called the Stafford Brothers.

Welcome to October 3rd which was coined so by luminary Cady Heron from Mean Girls! It also NRL Grand Final day! We're set for a titanic clash! Penrith Panthers after their disappointment last season aim to rectify their issues against the grand old club. South Sydney. The Rabbitohs have been the form side of the finals with two huge victories against the Panthers and Sea Eagles. It is also last chance saloon for the old gunslinger Wayne Bennett and one of the Rabbitohs favourite sons - Adam Reynolds - can he go out as a winner? or will the beatbox be singing happy tunes for the Panthers come 10pm. Get set for the ride tonight as we farwell the NRL season.

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Gerard Sutton

Touch Judges: Dave Munro, Todd Smith

Video Referee: Grant Atkins

PENRITH PANTHERS (14)
Tries: Matt Burton, Stephen Crichton
Field Goals:
Two Point Field Goals:
Conversions: Nathan Cleary (2/2)
Penalty Goals: Nathan Cleary (1/1)

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (12)
Tries: Cody Walker, Alex Johnston
Field Goals:
Two Point Field Goals:
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (2/3)
Penalty Goals: