Full Time
80:00
1:15pm Sun October 2, 2022
Final - Accor Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park - Crowd: 11115
80min

Conversion: Panthers
Kicked by John Faiumu.

John Faiumu, noted goal-kicker, nails the conversion to round out a 44-10 victory for the Panthers.

Panthers lead Panthers 44 - 10 Devils
80min

Try: Panthers
Scored by Sunia Turuva. Kick to come.

Turuva scores as the full-time siren sounds.

Panthers lead Panthers 42 - 10 Devils
78min

Matthew Milson makes a strong run into the Panthers half.

77min

Eisenhuth comes up with a forward pass.

75min

Conversion: Devils
Kicked by Connor Broadhurst.

Broadhurst converts.

Panthers lead Panthers 38 - 10 Devils
74min

Try: Devils
Scored by Rashaun Denny. Kick to come.

Denny gets a consolation try running onto a cut-out pass from Jack Ahearn.

Panthers lead Panthers 38 - 8 Devils
72min

Conversion: Panthers
Kicked by Kurt Falls.

Falls converts from in front.

Panthers lead Panthers 38 - 4 Devils
72min

Luke takes on the line, grubbers, Hopgood collects and crashes over for his second try.

71min

Try: Panthers
Scored by J'maine Hopgood. Kick to come.

Hopgood, how good!

Panthers lead Panthers 36 - 4 Devils
69min

Brendan Piakura is cut down close to the line.

68min

The Panthers find touch from a short drop out.

67min

The Devils force a repeat set.

66min

Conversion: Devils
Attempted by Connor Broadhurst.

The kick is wide of the mark.

Panthers lead Panthers 32 - 4 Devils
65min

Great work from Leivaha Pulu to tunnel ball a pass through his legs to send Tumusa over for a try.

64min

Try: Devils
Scored by Tony Tumusa. Kick to come.

The Devils are on the board!

Panthers lead Panthers 32 - 4 Devils
64min

Conversion: Panthers
Kicked by Kurt Falls.

Falls adds the extras.

Panthers lead Panthers 32 - 0 Devils
63min

Try: Panthers
Scored by Luke Sommerton. Kick to come.

The interchange hooker bursts through some feeble defence to give the Panthers their sixth of the day.

Panthers lead Panthers 30 - 0 Devils
62min

Thomas Jenkins comes up with possession from the short drop out.

61min

Thomas Jenkins is tackled in-goal.

60min

Soni Luke has been sent to the sin bin for a professional foul.

59min

Jack Ahearn is cut down by Isaiah Iongi following a superb bust from Tony Tumusa.

58min

Penrith hold off an attacking raid from the Devils on their line.

57min

Penrith lose the challenge with Norths packing a scrum.

57min

Penrith are challenging a knock-on ruling.

54min

Denny can't get to the ball - No Try.

54min

Rashaun Denny is claiming a try.

53min

Matthew Milson makes a strong kick return coming off his goal line.

52min

Eddie Blacker strips the ball inside the Devils half.

49min

Conversion: Panthers
Attempted by Kurt Falls.

The kick is wide of the mark again.

Panthers lead Panthers 26 - 0 Devils
48min

Try: Panthers
Scored by Robert Jennings. Kick to come.

The Panthers go the length from the kick-off and Soni Luke passes to send Robert Jennings over.

Panthers lead Panthers 26 - 0 Devils
47min

Chris Smith and Jack Cole have been ruled out of the match after failing HIAs.

46min

Conversion: Panthers
Attempted by Kurt Falls.

Falls pushes his kick wide of the posts.

Panthers lead Panthers 22 - 0 Devils
45min

Try: Panthers
Scored by John Faiumu. Kick to come.

The replacement forward runs a great line off a ball from Falls to extend the Panthers lead.

Panthers lead Panthers 22 - 0 Devils
42min

J'maine Hopgood loses the ball close to the try line.

41min

The Devils lose the ball just over halfway.

41min

Jayden Corrigan fields a bomb from Kurt Falls to give the Devils a seven tackle set.

40min

We're back underway for the second 40.

40min

Jack Ahearn tries an attacking kick which goes out on the full as the halftime siren sounds.

39min

Kurt Falls is held up over the line on the final tackle.

38min

Sunia Turuva makes a great kick return over halfway.

35min

No Try - Falls is deemed to have bounced the ball.

35min

Preston Riki makes a superb run, offloads to Kurt Falls, who appears to have bounced the ball in the act of scoring.

34min

Conversion: Panthers
Kicked by Kurt Falls.

Falls makes it 3 from 3.

Panthers lead Panthers 18 - 0 Devils
33min

Great work from Matt Eisenhuth to send Blacker over with a great pass close to the try line.

33min

Try: Panthers
Scored by Eddie Blacker. Kick to come.

The interchange prop charges over to blow the game wide open.

Panthers lead Panthers 16 - 0 Devils
32min

The Devils lose the ball on halfway.

31min

Forward pass from the Panthers on the last tackle.

30min

Conversion: Panthers
Kicked by Kurt Falls.

Falls converts from in front.

Panthers lead Panthers 12 - 0 Devils
29min

Try: Panthers
Scored by Soni Luke. Kick to come.

Soni Luke takes on the line, throws a dummy and scores to extend the lead.

Panthers lead Panthers 10 - 0 Devils
28min

No Try - the bunker rules Gagan dropped the ball over the line.

28min

Jacob Gagan scores off an Ahearn pass.

27min

Chris Smith and Jack Cole are being taken from the field for HIAs.

27min

Chris Smith is down after colliding heads with a team mate close to the try line.

26min

Matt Eisenhuth is penalised for a strip.

25min

The Devils get a seven tackle set after a kick from the Panthers bounced over the dead ball line.

24min

Rashaun Denny is forced to throw a desperate pass close to the line; Sunia Turuva does well to force a turnover with his defence.

22min

Isaiah Iongi makes an error trying to clean up a grubber from Kierran Moseley; the Devils will get a fresh set 10 metres from the line.

20min

Kurt Falls puts in a kick which is cleaned up by the Devils.

18min

The Devils come up with an error close to the try line.

17min

Connor Broadhurst swoops on a misdirected pass and gets a relieving penalty on the next play.

15min

Penrith penalty - Isaiah Iongi is held up over the line by Ahearn.

14min

Penrith penalty - Norths are deemed offside from a kick.

13min

Preston Riki can't hold onto a short pass which gifts the Devils a seven tackle set.

12min

Robert Jennings attempts a flick pass intended for Christian Crichton; Jayden Corrigan intercepts the pass to give the Panthers another set of six on the Devils line.

10min

Lindsay Smith makes a strong run to put the Panthers on the front foot.

9min

Conversion: Panthers
Kicked by Kurt Falls.

Falls converts from next to the posts.

Panthers lead Panthers 6 - 0 Devils
7min

Try: Panthers
Scored by J'maine Hopgood. Kick to come.

Soni Luke rolls a grubber in-goal; Hopgood chases through to score.

Panthers lead Panthers 4 - 0 Devils
6min

Penrith penalty - Falls finds touch 35 metres out from the Devils line.

6min

The bunker is checking contact in the contest.

6min

Rashaun Denny and Matthew Milson were both contesting a kick from Kurt Falls; the dropped bomb fell into the arms of Turuva to get the Panthers on the board.

5min

No Try - the bunker deems Turuva pushed the Norths players into one another.

3min

Jack Ahearn's kick bounces backwards but the Panthers manage to get to the ball first.

2min

Norths forces an error with the Panthers attacking close to the try line.

1min

Penrith get a penalty and find touch just inside the Devils half.

1min

A strong first set from the Devils; Isaiah Iongi collects a bomb from Jack Ahearn close to halfway.

We're underway...

NSW leads the State Championship with four wins from six meetings; Queensland haven’t prevailed in the interstate fixture since 2015.

The Devils will be without their first choice playmakers with Tyson Gamble and Tyrone Roberts out. Jack Ahearn moves into the halves with Jayden Corrigan coming into the backline.

The Panthers will line up as per program; Thomas Jenkins returns in the centres as part of a reshuffle that sees Jack Cole move to the halves alongside Kurt Falls; Sean O’Sullivan will be 18th man for the NRL team.

Norths claimed back-to-back Hostplus Cup titles with a 16-10 win against Redcliffe.

Penrith secured their place with a 29-22 victory over Canterbury-Bankstown last Sunday to claim the Knock-On Effect Cup.

Welcome to League Unlimited’s coverage of the 2022 State Championship between the Penrith Panthers and the Norths Devils from Accor Stadium.

Referees & scorers:

Referee: Darian Furner

Touch Judges: Cameron Paddy, Dan Munroe

Video Referee: Chris Butler

PENRITH PANTHERS (44)
Tries: Sunia Turuva, J'maine Hopgood (2), Soni Luke, Eddie Blacker, John Faiumu, Robert Jennings, Luke Sommerton
Field Goals:
Two Point Field Goals:
Conversions: Kurt Falls (5/7), John Faiumu (1/1)
Penalty Goals:

NORTHS DEVILS (10)
Tries: Tony Tumusa, Rashaun Denny
Field Goals:
Two Point Field Goals:
Conversions: Connor Broadhurst (1/2)
Penalty Goals: