Saturday 8th July at Credit Union Australia Stadium
Penrith 24 – Tries: Gordon (2), Campbell (1), Wesser (1); Goals: Gordon (3), Campbell (1) | Canberra 12
In the 12th minute Rhys Wesser ran through and grounded a Craig Gower grubber kick, with Preston Campbell’s conversion making it 6-0.
With a minute remaining, Michael Gordon scored to make it 10-0 at half time.
Whilst the Raiders were first to score in the second half to make it 10-6, the Panthers were next to score, with a try to Campbell which was converted by Gordon to make it 16-6 with just over 20 minutes remaining.
A penalty conversion from Gordon was quickly by a converted try also from the winger to lead 24-6 and secure the victory with five minutes remaining.
A second Canberra try with two minutes remaining only reduced Penrith’s winning margin.