Panthers up to second
The Penrith Panthers capitalised on some soft Newcastle defence to score two early tries last night, setting them on the way to a 29-18 NRL win. The Panthers led 12-0 after 15 minutes and while the Knights scored three tries, they were unable to get closer than six points. Former Warrior James Maloney had an excellent day with the boot, converting all four of his side’s tries, while also kicking two penalties and a field goal in the second half. The win lifted Penrith to second, level with the Warriors, while the Knights stay
10th. The battle of the basement clubs — 15th-placed Canterbury against
16th-placed Parramatta — resulted in a 20-12 win for the Bulldogs in last night’s late game. The scores were level at 12-12 when Adam Elliott scored what proved the winning try in the
71st minute, diving on the ball after Clinton Gutherson’s attempt to clear the ball from his in-goal resulted in an air kick.