Full Time
80:00
5:30pm Sat July 23, 2022
Round 19 - BlueBet Stadium, Penrith - Crowd: 17426
80min

Full-Time from BlueBet - Penrith too good hanging on to win 20-10

79min

Hunt loses it and that will seal it

79min

Sharks get the short kickoff back

78min

Conversion: Panthers
Kicked by Nathan Cleary.

Cleary converts - 20-10

Panthers lead Panthers 20 - 10 Sharks
77min

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

Luai seals it for Penrith. Straight off the left foot and goes BANG! Penrith seal an ugly victory but a big win against a big opposition.

Panthers lead Panthers 18 - 10 Sharks
76min

Ronaldo Mulitalo saves a try but if he puts his mit in the right direction it could've been a pick six

74min

Api forces it in the in-goal and they'll get another set.

73min

Tracey loses the ball - looked like a shoulder charge from Kikau live to me.

70min

He is going to say it's a legal tackle - it appeared to be a head clash to me on the ensuing replays

70min

Let's listen to Ash Klein

70min

BANG! Dale Finucane smashes him... was it legal though??

68min

Penrith's last tackle play amounted to nothing much.

67min

Hynes throws an intercept and Brian To'o runs the best part of 50 meters

66min

Can the Sharks fire here

66min

To'o taken in the in-goal - line dropout coming up

63min

PENALTY SHARKS: Illegal strip

62min

On play one... Kenny loses it

62min

PENALTY PENRITH: OFFSIDE

60min

Nicho Hynes' kick just sails over the dead ball line

59min

Great shot from Connor Tracey on Izack Tago

57min

Connor Tracey slides into touch

56min

Accidental offside here - Sharks get it back

55min

Cleary clean bowls the Sharks.

54min

Moylan forces a goal line dropout

53min

PENALTY SHARKS: Markers not square - that is unchallengable.

53min

Cleary's grubber dived on by Fifita

52min

This is bizzare - imagine being at NRL level and not knowing how to pack a scrum...

51min

Teig Wilton loses the footy

50min

Kikau tries to recover the grubber but as was the case against the Roosters - his big mit couldn't haul it in.

49min

Graham loses it

48min

Edwards loses the ball in the contest - good pressure there from the Sharks

47min

Penrith get it wrong there - rare error from Nathan Cleary

46min

Apisai Koroisau looking very dangerous here

45min

Andrew Fifita loses the ball in the tackle

44min

PENALTY SHARKS: Viliame Kikau continues on with the tackle after Ash Klein calls held.

43min

Great kick from Cleary and a solid chase - finally Cronulla touch the ball in the second 40

42min

Conversion: Panthers
Kicked by Nathan Cleary.

Cleary's successful - 14-10 Penrith lead

Panthers lead Panthers 14 - 10 Sharks
41min

Try: Panthers
Scored by Dylan Edwards. Kick to come.

49 seconds into the second half and Penrith are IN FRONT. That was just amazing down the left, Luai - Kikau - Tago - May before linking up with Dylan Edwards and Penrith have hit the lead here.

Panthers lead Panthers 12 - 10 Sharks
40min

Off we go for the second 40 minutes

40min

Penalty Goal: Panthers
Kicked by Nathan Cleary.

Cleary converts - Half-Time from BlueBet and it's the Sharks leading Penrith (yes you read that right). Sharks leading Penrith by 10 points to 8.

Sharks lead Panthers 8 - 10 Sharks
40min

PENALTY PANTHERS - ruck infringment. Penrith taking the 2

39min

Last set of the opening half - Penrith ball in Cronulla territory

38min

Will Kennedy saves the day - great grubber from Nathan Cleary

38min

Scott Sorensen looks held up - it'll be tackle 1

38min

Set restart Panthers - ruck infringmenet

37min

Braden Hamlin-Uele puts it down

36min

Cleary's 40/20 attempt has hit the corner post which means it's a seven tackle set

35min

Conversion: Panthers
Kicked by Nathan Cleary.

Cleary's kick is successful - 10-6

Sharks lead Panthers 6 - 10 Sharks
33min

Try: Panthers
Scored by Izack Tago. Kick to come.

They've had the better of play at the moment - a great pass from Luai who turns it inside to Izack Tago and the Panthers bounce back to reduce the gap.

Sharks lead Panthers 4 - 10 Sharks
32min

Hynes bats it dead - clever kick from Nathan Cleary

31min

Jesse Ramien loses the ball again.

30min

Spencer Leniu in his first carry on makes a strong carry... but he loses it trying to get up and play it.

29min

To'o loses it backwards and Edwards picks it up. Ronaldo Mulitalo hurt himself in that collision.

28min

To'o loses it - Kennedy turns defence into attack. Sensational play from both sides

27min

Wade Graham puts it down - Penrith back on the attack.

26min

PENALTY SHARKS: Villiame Kikau punches it out of Connor Tracey's arms.

25min

Edwards passes it forward and the Sharks get some much needed breathing room.

23min

Penrith wrestling back momentum here.

22min

Great take Connor Tracey - Sharks goal line defence holds firm

21min

Set restart Penrith - ruck infringement

20min

Yeo's pass was somehow not ruled forward and Jesse Ramien is tackled in-goal. Penrith somehow get it back.

19min

PENALTY PENRITH - Cronulla have broken early

18min

Kikau's poor offload gets a reprieve and Jesse Ramien trying to recover it has lost the ball.

17min

Set Restart Penrith - ruck infringement.

17min

PENALTY PENRITH: Royce Hunt holding on too long in that tackle.

15min

Luai crunched by Talakai. He loses the ball and a huge sigh of relief for the Sharks.

14min

Talakai loses it coming out of yardage. Penrith gets some good quality footy

12min

Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Nicho Hynes.

Hynes converts - 10-0 Sharks.

Sharks lead Panthers 0 - 10 Sharks
12min

Try: Sharks
Scored by Matt Moylan. Kick to come.

The Sharks spread it left and Moylan appears to crash over. The Bunker have confirmed Ash Klein's decision

Sharks lead Panthers 0 - 8 Sharks
10min

Edwards spills the bomb. Sharks are on the attack

9min

Hynes went for a 40/20 but it was snuffed out by Dylan Edwards.

7min

Conversion: Sharks
Attempted by Nicho Hynes.

Hynes fails to convert - Sharks lead 4-0

Sharks lead Panthers 0 - 4 Sharks
7min

Try: Sharks
Scored by Connor Tracey. Kick to come.

What an effort from the Sharks winger. Sensational effort from Connor Tracey

Sharks lead Panthers 0 - 4 Sharks
7min

Ash Klein sending this up NO TRY - just to confirm a knock-on from Jesse Ramien

6min

PENALTY SHARKS: Penrith judged to be inside the 10m

6min

Cleary kicks early but Connor Tracey intercepts the grubber

5min

PENALTY PANTHERS: Royce Hunt guilty of a second effort.

4min

Great shift to the left sees the Sharks get into good attacking territory but Brian To'o intercepts Matt Moylan's kick.

3min

Hynes' grubber is taken by James Fisher-Harris. It appeared Will Kennedy was taken off the ball but the referee disagreed.

2min

Set restart Sharks - ruck infringement

1min

Both sides get through their opening sets.

Off we go from Penrith through the smoke of the pre-game pyro technics.

Ashley Klein is the referee, Dave Munro and Wyatt Raymond are the touch judges and Grant Atkins is in the bunker for this big game tonight.

Super Saturday returns to Penrith for a top 4 showdown between Penrith and Cronulla. Although Penrith are practically assured of the minor premiership, this match is essential for Cronulla to hold their position inside the top 4. Penrith are without Moses Leota, Matt Eisenhuth moves to prop and Spencer Leniu returns to the bench. Cronulla are 1-17. Kickoff in just under 20 mins

Referees & scorers:

Referee: Ashley Klein

Touch Judges: David Munro, Wyatt Raymond

Video Referee: Grant Atkins

PENRITH PANTHERS (20)
Tries: Izack Tago, Dylan Edwards, Jarome Luai
Conversions: Nathan Cleary (3/3)
Penalty Goals: Nathan Cleary (1/1)

CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS (10)
Tries: Connor Tracey, Matt Moylan
Conversions: Nicho Hynes (1/2)