WINS | [2021] Round 25: Penrith 40 Parramatta 6

Friday 3rd September at CBUS Super Stadium

Penrith 40 – Tries: To’o (3), Burton (1), Cleary (1), Koroisau (1), Pangai Junior (1); Goals: Cleary (6) | Parramatta 6


Brian To’o powered his way over in just the fourth minute off a scrum, with Nathan Cleary’s conversion making it 6-0.

Whilst the Eels soon equalised with a converted try, a Tevita Pangai Junior try after 17 minutes saw the Panthers regain the lead, and held a 12-6 advantage to the half time break.

Yet another To’o try from a scrum play only three minutes after the resumption further pushed ahead Penrith’s lead.

Matt Burton touched down in the 55th minute when he dummied to his left and stepped his way through.

In the next set after the restart, Apisai Koroisau scurried his way over from dummy half 10 metres out, with Cleary’s conversion making it 30-6 with just over 20 minutes remaining.

To’o had a hat trick soon after when Burton broke away down the left sideline and toed a kick ahead to the in goal, and winning the race to ground it over the line.

Cleary finished the proceedings for the evening when he was looming inside in support from a To’o line break inside their defensive half, and running 30 metres to finish it off. His conversion secured a 34 point win, their biggest over their western Sydney neighbours.


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