Monday 21st April at Sportingbet Stadium
Penrith 14 – Tries: Moylan (1), Whare (1); Goals: Soward (3) | Gold Coast Titans 12
Dean Whare opened the scoring in the sixth minute for the Panthers when he split a gap created by the sliding defensive line and evaded the cover defence to cross over near the far-right corner. Jamie Soward’s conversion made it 6-0.
In the 29th minute, Penrith’s lead was further extended when the Titans attempt to diffuse a Soward grubber in the in goal was misdirected, and travelled perpendicular to the dead ball line and was grounded by Matt Moylan.
A try to the visitors with minutes remaining in the half made it 12-6 at the break.
A penalty conversion 10 minutes after the resumption pushed Penrith’s lead to 14-6.
A converted Titans try in the 76th minute set up an exciting finish, however the Panthers were able to hold out to record a two point victory.