Sunday 7th September at Sportingbet Stadium
Penrith 22 – Tries: Watene-Zelezniak (2), Moylan (1), Segeyaro (1); Goals: Soward (3) | New Zealand Warriors 6
The Panthers opened the scoring when James Segeyaro burrowed over from dummy half, which was set up earlier in the tackle count from a Matt Moylan line break from a quick tap.
The lead was extended to 10-0 after 16 minutes when Dallin Watene-Zelezniak landed in the right corner.
In the shadows of half time, Moylan dummied close to the line and sliced through for Penrith’s third try, with Jamie Soward’s sideline conversion giving them a 16-0 lead at the break.
A Warriors try within the first 2 minutes of the resumption of play reduced the Panthers lead to 10.
The home team would however keep the visitors at bay, firstly edging further ahead in the 63rd minute with a penalty conversion and then icing the contest with six minutes remaining when Watene-Zelezniak scored his second when he was the first to arrive to a Moylan grubber kick to the in-goal.
More importantly the win secured an all-important top four spot in the upcoming finals series.