Saturday 30th August at Brookvale Oval
Penrith 52 – Tries: Campbell (2), Lewis (2), Galea (1), Priddis (1), Puletua (1), Sattler (1), Wesser (1); Goals: Campbell (6), Girdler (2) | Manly 26
Penrith scored first when Luke Priddis burrowed over from dummy half, with Ryan Girdler’s conversion making it 6-0.
This lead was doubled soon after Manly were running the ball from a kick reception, and a loose pass went to ground only metres out. Preston Campbell was on the spot, picked it up and only had to run a few metres to plant the ball down under the uprights.
However, the home team would score the next five tries and hold a 26-12 lead at half time.
The visitors would be first to score in the second half when replacement forward Danny Galea powered his way over after 48 minutes, and soon after Tony Puletua punched through the defence to score, with the margin reduced to just two.
In the 61st minute, the Panthers had regained the lead when Campbell stepped his way through a massive defensive gap close to the Manly line and took full advantage to score to claim his second four pointer.
Scott Sattler continued the rage when he ran off a Craig Gower pass to get on to the score sheet, with Campbell’s conversion extending the Panthers lead to 10.
Rhys Wesser was next to join in when he steamed on to a pass from dummy half, spotting a gap under the uprights and successfully completing his mission.
Luke Lewis then bagged a late double – the first stepping back inside off the wing, and the second bargiingover in the corner off the end of a chain off kick passes off a scrum to hit 50 and also complete the rout, scoring 38 unanswered points in the second half.