WINS | [2000] Round 16: Penrith 16 Parramatta 14

Friday 19th May at Penrith Stadium

Penrith 40 – Tries: Elford (1), Jorgensen (1); Goals: Hicks (4) | Parramatta 14


Both Penrith and Parramatta kicked penalty conversions inside the first 20 minutes to make it 2-all.

The visitors edged further ahead with a try after 25 minutes, but with less than two minutes remaining in the half, Craig Gower threaded through a grubber kick on the second tackle into the in goal, and was grounded by Shane Elford in the in goal. It remained unconverted and thus was 6-all at half time.

The Eels kicked a penalty conversion after 49 minutes to lead 8-6, but was soon countered by a penalty conversion from Chris Hicks to have it 8-all after 61 minutes.

Parramatta made it 14-8 with a converted try only two minutes later, but once again was countered soon after through a try to Peter Jorgensen – that was cleared by the video referee -and then converted by Hicks to make it 14-all heading into the final 10 minutes.

A third penalty conversion off the boot of Hicks with eight minutes remaining gave the Panthers the lead, and they held on to record a two point victory.


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