WINS | [2020] Round 20: Penrith 42 Canterbury 0

Saturday 26th September at ANZ Stadium

Penrith 42 – Tries: Capewell (2), Naden (2), Burton (1), Mansour (1), Tamou (1), To’o (1); Goals: Cleary (5) | Canterbury 0


A Brian To’o try in the seventh minute opened the scoring for the contest, however it remained unconverted at 4-0.

Just after the half hour mark a short Jarome Luai kick close to the line was grounded by Kurt Capewell.

Soon after Luai broke the line and found in support Brent Naden on his inside, and whilst he had to juggle it to gain possession, held on to it and ran the ball in under the posts.

At 16-0 in the shadows of half time, Capewell had a double when he was the beneficiary of a lucky bounce from a Naden kick back inside, with the Panthers heading into the sheds up 22-0 at half time.

10 minutes after the restart, Josh Mansour spectacularly finished off a backline movement to dive in the corner and further extend the lead to 26-0.

Brent Naden had a double when a Cleary kick was kneed ahead by Capewell into the in goal and was grounded just short of the dead ball line.

At 32-0, Matt Burton was next to score when he took a short Luai pass at close range and barged his way over.

With four minutes remaining, captain James Tamou crossed for his first try of the season when he barged his way over taking the ball 10 metres out and planting it right under the black dot.

At 42-0, it marked the club’s biggest win over the Bulldogs as well as biggest score without conceding any points, with the Panthers awarded the JJ Giltinan Shield after full time to be officially crowned 2020 minor premiers.


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