Full Time
80:00
7:50pm Sat September 24, 2022
Finals Week 3 - Accor Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park - Crowd: 50034
80min

Dylan Edwards is collected as the full-time siren sounds.

79min

Conversion: Panthers
Kicked by Nathan Cleary.

Cleary converts.

Panthers lead Panthers 32 - 12 Rabbitohs
78min

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

Cleary kicks for himself and the Panthers are going to another grand final!

Panthers lead Panthers 30 - 12 Rabbitohs
76min

Richard Kennar is tackled on halfway.

75min

Jaeman Salmon gets a touch in his late cameo.

75min

Dylan Edwards cuts Isaiah Tass down - brilliant work from the Penrith fullback.

74min

Campbell Graham bats the ball dead - Penrith will get a repeat set.

72min

No Try - the bunker rules Crichton failed to ground the ball.

72min

Stephen Crichton is appealing for a try.

71min

Brian To'o swoops on a wayward pass.

70min

Izack Tago manages to remain in the field of play.

69min

The Rabbitohs have lost touch, they know it's all over now.

69min

Cody Walker is trapped in-goal.

69min

Liam Martin is cut down 5 metres from the try line.

68min

Latrell Mitchell eyes a 40/20 but the kick remains in the field of play.

67min

Michael Chee Kam is on for the Rabbitohs.

66min

Charlie Staines can't hold onto a pass from Dylan Edwards.

66min

Penrith will get another attacking set.

65min

Dylan Edwards is on the spot to catch the short kick off.

64min

Penalty Goal: Panthers
Kicked by Nathan Cleary.

Penrith are almost there...

Panthers lead Panthers 26 - 12 Rabbitohs
64min

Nathan Cleary will kick to put the Panthers beyond two converted tries.

63min

Spencer Leniu and Taane Milne exchange words as they leave the field.

63min

Taane Milne has been sent from the field for a high tackle to the head of Spencer Leniu.

63min

Taane Milne has collected Spencer Leniu high...

62min

Spencer Leniu makes an enormous charge through the middle before losing the ball.

61min

The Panthers lose the challenge.

61min

Scott Sorensen drops the ball - the Panthers will challenge the call believing Sorenson was tackled without the ball.

60min

Panthers penalty.

58min

Richard Kennar is forced over the sideline.

58min

Kodi Nikorima is on for the Rabbitohs.

58min

Damien Cook almost pounces for a try but Dylan Edwards gets to the ball in time.

57min

Jai Arrow is struggling to run as the Rabbitohs get over halfway.

56min

Conversion: Panthers
Kicked by Nathan Cleary.

The Panthers are out by 12.

Panthers lead Panthers 24 - 12 Rabbitohs
55min

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

Jarome Luai puts a grubber in and Tago scores to edge the Panthers a little bit closer to the grand final.

Panthers lead Panthers 22 - 12 Rabbitohs
53min

Dylan Edwards makes a brilliant kick return almost to the halfway line.

52min

Penrith get the ball back from the short drop out.

51min

Walker forces a line drop out with Dylan Edwards forced to knock the ball dead.

50min

Jarome Luai is on report for a high tackle.

50min

Rabbitohs penalty.

50min

Souths get a scrum close to the Panthers line.

48min

Rabbitohs penalty.

48min

Richard Kennar cleans up an attacking grubber from Stephen Crichton.

47min

Brian To'o almost breaks through the Rabbitohs defence.

45min

Conversion: Panthers
Kicked by Nathan Cleary.

Penrith are out by a converted try.

Panthers lead Panthers 18 - 12 Rabbitohs
44min

Cleary kicks ahead with Latrell Mitchell defending in the front line and Leniu is there to strike.

44min

Try: Panthers
Scored by Spencer Leniu. Kick to come.

The Panthers have hit the front!

Panthers lead Panthers 16 - 12 Rabbitohs
43min

Viliame Kikau is cut down 10 metres from the try line.

43min

CHARGE DOWN!

42min

Tevita Tatola is down after copping contact from Spencer Leniu.

41min

Nathan Cleary loses the ball.

41min

Stephen Crichton is denied a metre from the try line.

40min

Penrith get a penalty coming out of their half.

40min

We're back underway for the second half.

40min

Conversion: Panthers
Kicked by Nathan Cleary.

Cleary adds the extras.

Tied up at Panthers 12 - 12 Rabbitohs
40min

Try: Panthers
Scored by Brian To'o. Kick to come.

I'VE SEEN IT BUT I DO NOT BELIEVE IT!

Rabbitohs lead Panthers 10 - 12 Rabbitohs
39min

Brian To'o swoops on an error from Campbell Graham and races the length to change the course of this game.

39min

THE PANTHERS ARE GOING TO BE LEVEL AT THE BREAK!!!

39min

INTERCEPT

39min

Souths will get one last chance before the break - early field goal?

39min

Apisai Koroisau has the ball dislodged on the halfway line by Damien Cook.

38min

Taane Milne catches a towering bomb from Cleary.

37min

I don't know how Koroisau got that ball down or which angle proved it, but the Panthers deserve a bit of luck after this half.

37min

Conversion: Panthers
Kicked by Nathan Cleary.

Cleary narrows the margin to six.

Rabbitohs lead Panthers 6 - 12 Rabbitohs
36min

Try: Panthers
Scored by Apisai Koroisau. Kick to come.

The Panthers get a much-needed stroke of luck shortly before the break.

Rabbitohs lead Panthers 4 - 12 Rabbitohs
36min

Apisai Koroisau is claiming a try with a brilliant run.

34min

South make an error just inside the Panthers' half.

33min

Brian To'o knocks on with the Panthers on the attack.

32min

Dylan Edwards makes a strong kick return almost to the halfway line.

31min

Cleary's bomb bounces over the sideline.

29min

Cleary eyes a 40/20 but the kick pulls up just short.

27min

Cody Walker runs the ball on the last, Kennar manages to get a kick in and Dylan Edwards is driven back.

26min

The Panthers can not take a trick tonight.

26min

Latrell Mitchell goes short with his drop out, Izack Tago knocks the ball forward into the arms of Viliame Kikau in an offside position.

26min

Viliame Kikau is claiming a try.

25min

Cleary forces a repeat set with Richie Kennar batting the ball dead.

23min

Damien Cook throws a forward pass inside his own half.

23min

Luck is running the Rabbitohs way - James Fisher-Harris is ruled as the sole knock on.

23min

The Rabbitohs are challenging the decision of knock on against Jai Arrow.

23min

Double knock on. Penrith will get another attacking set.

23min

The try is overturned - Luai is ruled to have run behind James Fisher-Harris.

23min

The bunker is checking for an obstruction.

22min

Penrith get a scrum feed with the bunker ruling they didn't taken advantage following Milne's error.

22min

Cleary puts up a monstrous bomb, Milne drops it, Kikau offloads to Luai, who finds Staines in support!

21min

Ilias gets a good kick away after points and Dylan Edwards is driven back behind his 20 line.

20min

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Latrell Mitchell.

Mitchell nails the kick from the sideline.

Rabbitohs lead Panthers 0 - 12 Rabbitohs
19min

Latrell Mitchell does a superb job to put Isaiah Tass into space, he finds Kennar and the Rabbitohs are in for their second.

18min

Try: Rabbitohs
Scored by Richard Kennar. Kick to come.

Kennar finishes off a lovely left side move to put the Rabbitohs up 10-0!

Rabbitohs lead Panthers 0 - 10 Rabbitohs
17min

Viliame Kikau is on report for a shoulder charge.

17min

Campbell Graham is down after solid contact from Kikau and James Fisher-Harris.

17min

Taane Milne catches a bomb and cops a massive shot from Viliame Kikau.

15min

The Panthers fail to nail their last play option and give the Rabbitohs a seven tackle set on the 20 metre line.

14min

Penrith penalty.

13min

Souths comes up with an error after points - the Panthers will start a set 20 metres out from the line.

13min

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Latrell Mitchell.

Latrell adds the extras.

Rabbitohs lead Panthers 0 - 6 Rabbitohs
12min

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

Cody Walker is on the spot to pounce on a last-gasp pass from Mark Nicholls close to the try line.

Rabbitohs lead Panthers 0 - 4 Rabbitohs
11min

Souths start a set on the halfway line after finding touch from a penalty kick.

10min

No Try - the bunker rules Jerome Luai impeded Lachlan Ilias in contesting the ball.

10min

Nathan Cleary puts up a towering bomb, the ball bounces and lands into the arms of Izack Tago who gets a clean run to the line.

10min

Izack Tago is claiming a try!

9min

Nathan Cleary kicks to Taane Milne and is involved in the tackle to wrap up the winger.

7min

Latrell Mitchell sends Taane Milne into space with a clear run to the try line - but the pass travels forward to let the Panthers off the hook.

6min

Great work from Ilias to force a repeat set.

6min

Lachlan Ilias kicks early for Taane Milne; Dylan Edwards gets to the ball first and is trapped in-goal.

5min

Richard Kennar returns a high ball up to his 40 metre line.

4min

Campbell Graham is cut down 10 metres from the try line.

2min

Latrell Mitchell is wrapped up by Liam Martin after contesting a bomb from Cleary.

1min

Latrell Mitchell puts a kick away and Dylan Edwards returns the ball over his 30 metre line.

Tevita Tatola is driven back in the opening tackle of the evening.

We are underway.

Isaah Yeo and Nathan Cleary take the Penrith Panthers out to rapturous applause.

Cameron Murray leads the South Sydney Rabbitohs out onto Accor Stadium.

Michael Chee Kam will play his 100th game in first grade off the bench for the Rabbitohs.

The Panthers have won eight of their past ten meetings against the Rabbitohs since Ivan Cleary returned to the club in 2019.

The Rabbitohs have been dealt a major blow with try-scoring specialist Alex Johnston out injured; journeyman Richie Kennar comes into the side for only his second match of the season.

The Panthers have made a minor positional change with Mitch Kenny starting ahead of Apisai Koroisau.

The Parramatta Eels have secured their place in the premiership decider next Sunday - will it be Penrith or South Sydney that joins them in the big dance?

Welcome to League Unlimited’s coverage of Preliminary Final Football between the Penrith Panthers and the South Sydney Rabbitohs from Accor Stadium.

Referees & scorers:

Referee: Ashley Klein

Touch Judges: Phil Henderson, Drew Oultram

Video Referee: Gerard Sutton

PENRITH PANTHERS (32)
Tries: Apisai Koroisau, Nathan Cleary, Brian To'o, Spencer Leniu, Izack Tago
Field Goals:
Two Point Field Goals:
Conversions: Nathan Cleary (5/5)
Penalty Goals: Nathan Cleary (1/1)

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (12)
Tries: Cody Walker, Richard Kennar
Field Goals:
Two Point Field Goals:
Conversions: Latrell Mitchell (2/2)
Penalty Goals: