Penrith Panthers vs Gold Coast Titans: NRL live scores, blog

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    Panthers vs Titans

    NRL, 15 April, 2018

    Panthers Stadium
    Fulltime - Panthers 35, Titans 12
    Panthers   Titans
    35 FINAL SCORE 12
    6 TRIES 2
    Referee: Chris Sutton
    Touch judges: Ricky McFarlane & Todd Smith
    Video Referee: Luke Patten

    Match result:

    Penrith were victorious by 23 points against the Gold Coast Titans on Sunday.

    Final score
    Penrith Panthers 35
    Gold Coast Titans 12

    Match preview:

    The Penrith Panthers will look to continue their impressive start to the season and keep pace with the top of the ladder when they take on the inconsistent Gold Coast Titans. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 2pm (AEST).

    The Panthers have been playing some very good footy to start the new season. The first five weeks have seen them win four games, only dropping their Round 4 clash to the Canterbury Bulldogs by just two points.

    Sitting third spot on the ladder, they can leapfrog the Warriors and jump into second spot with a victory today after the Auckland-based club lost to the Broncos at home yesterday.

    Penrith certainly aren’t completely without issue at this point of the season. They spent the first few weeks starting slowly and having to recover, but a win in Townsville over the Cowboys seemed to spark them to life, the club not looking back since.

    Their win last Sunday against a poor Parramatta side saw lots of gritty and determined defence, as well as patience and willingness to get into the scrap. While it wasn’t pretty, and they may well need more points today than last week, their defence is where they need to build from.

    The Titans sit just outside the top eight after five games. They have won three, but it includes two on the trot, with the club starting to get into their work.

    A 54-8 thumping from the St George Illawarra Dragons in Toowoomba during Round 3 seemed to wake up the Gold Coast, who have since caused back-to-back upset wins over the Brisbane Broncos and Manly Sea Eagles. Running 32 points up on Manly was particularly unexpected.

    The catalyst of their attack is having a set halves combination in Ashley Taylor and Kane Elgey. The pair have dominated the last two games played by the Gold Coast, and it will be interesting to see if James Maloney can continue to stand up and lead the Panthers as senior half against the young duo.

    The Panthers both on paper and in terms of form should be the stronger team here. It’s hard to fathom why they are playing so well without Cleary, but they are, and should win this one at home to make it a five and one start to the season.

    Panthers by 10.

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    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 4:06pm | ! Report

      Thanks for joining me this afternoon on The Roar for our live coverage of the 2018 NRL season as the Penrith Panthers got the better of the Gold Coast Titans.

      Hopefully you enjoyed the coverage.

      That’ll be me done for the weekend, but be sure to check out my talking points at the conclusion of the final game, as well as Riley Pettigrew’s call of the Sea Eagles and Tigers. Just flick over to the home page for all the best sport coverage.

      Bye for now.

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 4:04pm | ! Report

      Thoughts on the game Roarers?

      • 5:15pm
        Albo said | 5:15pm | ! Report

        After a slow scrappy start the Panthers pack got on top in the second half creating all the go forward needed for Maloney to run riot on the edges. Harawira -Naera had a golden afternoon in the centres with plenty of ball coming his way . Edwards followed Maloney waiting for any opportunity and Wallace , Peachey & Yeo were strong all day. The Titans weren’t helped with some injuries and a sin binning, but they were not a match once the Panthers clicked into gear.

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 4:04pm | ! Report

      80′ – FULLTIME

      The Panthers have won it. They finish with another solid set and Don takes the final tackle of the game, running it from the back after the kick.

      Penrith are going to be 5 and 1, sitting second place on the ladder at the end of Roud 6.

      Great performance from Penrith today, particularly in that second half. The first half was scrappy for both teams, with lots of errors categorising things, but no one could stop the Panthers in the second half, with Tyrone Peachey and James Maloney leading things around.

      Panthers 35
      Titans 12

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 4:01pm | ! Report

      79′ – Arrow with the first run, then it’s Wallace backing into the line and offloading to Taylor who is tackled. Now they spread it to the right-hand corner of the ground and Don has it, but great defence from Whare, plus some scrambling cover defence, forces him over the sideline.

      Panthers 35
      Titans 12

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 4:00pm | ! Report

      78′ – Another penalty for the Titans. Surely the sin bin has got to be used again.

      James Maloney called out for a chat now.

      Panthers 35
      Titans 12

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 4:00pm | ! Report

      77′ – The Titans working it back onto the attack. Wallace played the ball, but ended on the ground with a second effort in the tackle. Penalty called.

      Panthers 35
      Titans 12

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 3:59pm | ! Report

      76′ – Merrin brings it back from the restart, then it’s Campbell-Gillard up the middle. Yeo has the next just to the left, before Campbell-Gillard has a second run. Wallace with a flat ball to Maloney as they chase more points, but that one doesn’t stick.

      Panthers 35
      Titans 12

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 3:57pm | ! Report


      Panthers 35
      Titans 12

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 3:56pm | ! Report


      The Panthers with a full set to continue attacking from ten metres out. Katoa and Ragan-Campbell Gillard have the first couple, but on the very next play, it’s a floating cut out ball to Christian Crichton. He had to stop, get the ball and then put the foot down, throwing his body into the air and scoring parallel to the ground, his body suspended out of play.

      Wonderful work from the youngster.

      Panthers 35
      Titans 12

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 3:54pm | ! Report

      73′ – Maloney! Through he goes! He is away and eventually held, the next play giving away a penalty. Wonderful drifting run across the face of the defence from the Panthers half right there.

      Panthers 31
      Titans 12

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