Sunday 21st May at McDonald Jones Stadium
Penrith 30: Tries: Moylan (2), Latu (1), Tamou (1), D. Watene-Zelezniak (1); Goals: Cleary (6) | Newcastle 20
The Knights raced out to a 12-0 lead inside the first ten minutes and managed to shut out the Panthers defensively in the first half holding a 14-0 lead.
Penrith finally opened their account in the 49th minute when Matt Moylan ran on to a Trent Merrin off load at short range, with Nathan Cleary’s conversion making it 14-6.
From the restart the visitors worked their way down the Knights line, and on the fourth tackle Leilani Latu charged on to a Sione Katoa pass from dummy half to barge over.
In the 64th minute, Penrith hit the front when James Tamou picked up a pass that had gone to ground at side stepped the scattered Newcastle defensive line to put it down adjacent to the uprights.
The Panthers further extended their lead minutes later when Dallin Watene-Zelezniak won the race to the ball from a Moylan grubber.
With five minutes remaining, Penrith had registered their fifth second half try when the Knights failed to ground the ball in their own in goal and Moylan being on the spot to ground it, with Cleary’s fifth conversion giving Penrith 30 unanswered second half points.
With less than 90 seconds remaining the Knights crossed for a consolation try and reducing the Panthers full time winning margin to 10.