Sunday 29th August at Moreton Daily Stadium
Penrith 30 – Tries: Kikau (1), Leota (1), Pangai Junior (1), To’o (1); Goals: Cleary (5) | South Sydney 16
Moses Leota ran on to a kick that ricocheted off the left upright from a Nathan Cleary kick to score the opening try in the 13th minute.
Whilst the Tigers soon after equalised to make it 6-all, Penrith regained the lead six minutes from half time when Tevita Pangai Junior monstered his way through the Tigers defence from 15 metres out to touch down under the black dot and held a 12-6 lead going into half time.
Jarome Luai further extended the lead three minutes after the resumption when he ran through a gap 15 metres out from a well-timed Cleary pass.
Minutes later, it was 24-6 when Viliame Kikau ran off a one-handed offload from Cleary and sidestepped the fullback in a 30 metre run to the line, and in the 65th minute Brian To’o crossed in the corner directly from a scrum, with Cleary’s sideline conversion making it 30-6.
Two tries from the Tigers in the final 10 minutes only reduced the Panthers final winning margin.