22 matches [2007-2021]
15 wins, 7 losses
Although there had been a rugby league team on the Gold Coast from 1988 to 1998, with admission of the Titans in May 2005 for the 2007 season was viewed as a completely different franchise, and as such have no formal ties with the former.
Early in the 2007 season, the Titans would travel down to Penrith for their first encounter. In their starting 13 included Preston Campbell and Luke Swain, whom were members of the Panthers 2003 premiership triumph, and their head coach John Cartwright played a large role in their maiden premiership in 1991. The visitors led 12-6 at half time and were able to hold on for a tight but well deserved 22-20 first up win.
The second match would see the Panthers travel up to the newly opened Skilled Stadium at Robina in July 2008. Penrith scored three tries to two in the first half to hold an 18-10 half time lead, and whilst the Titans were able to reduce it to 2 points early in the second half, the visitors surged ahead again and would ultimately record a 36-22 victory.
The next 3 seasons would see a continuation of the trend of one off matches – in 2009, the Titans returned to Penrith. The home team would hold a commanding 22-4 half time lead aided by a scintillating 2 try cameo from replacement fullback Jarrad Sammut. The Panthers were able to withstand a brief Titans comeback early in the second half to record a 34-22 victory. At Skilled Stadium in 2011, both teams were locked up at 10-all early in the second half before the visitors were able to pull away to win 23-10.
Heading into the 2012 season, the ledger was 3 wins to Penrith and 2 to the Gold Coast. Over the next 5 seasons to the end of 2016, the two teams would meet twice a season.
In 2012, the Titans would record a crushing 36-18 victory at Skilled Stadium in June that was flattering to the Panthers after trailing 30-0 midway through the second half. This remains the Panthers heaviest loss in their short head to head history to date. However, later in that season, Penrith were able to exact revenge with a 36-22 victory at Centrebet Stadium, which included a hat trick to Brad Tighe.
The Panthers would win four straight from 2013 to 2015. This would be book ended by two large victories, both of which were at other venues away from Penrith and the Gold Coast. The first of these wins was in Darwin (where the Titans had transferred a home game), where a 12-all scoreline at half time was blown apart in the second half with the Panthers scoring 5 tries to 1, including a hat trick to James Roberts, to record a crushing 40-18 victory. This was at the time the biggest victory by Penrith over the Gold Coast. This would be eclipsed by a 40-0 hammering early in the 2015 season at Bathurst (this time a Penrith home game) – the Panthers were able to build on an 8-0 lead after a scrappy first half to run another 6 unanswered tries past the Titans.
Only a few weeks later, the two teams met again on the Gold Coast, with the Titans exacting revenge with a 32-6 win. The Titans would make it two in a row when they visited Penrith in May 2016 with a tight but well deserved 28-24 win.
The two teams would meet again late in the 2016 season at Robina. The visitors held a 14-0 half time lead, and then saw that lead completely disappear with scores tied up at 14-all before a Matt Moylan field goal with three minutes remaining broke the deadlock and the Panthers left the Gold Coast with a 15-14 victory.
This was the first of four straight wins – the Panthers recorded a 24-16 win at home in late 2017 and a more comprehensive 35-12 win early in the 2018 season.
Late in the 2018 season, Penrith fought back from 16-6 down with only five minutes remaining to score two late tries to force golden point, before a Nathan Cleary field goal in the first period giving the visitors a 17-16 win.