Penrith Panthers vs New Zealand Warriors: NRL live scores, blog

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    Panthers vs Warriors

    NRL, 6 July, 2018

    Panthers Stadium
    Fulltime - Panthers 36, Warriors 4
    Panthers   Warriors
    36 FINAL SCORE 4
    6 TRIES 1
    Referee: Ben Cummins
    Touch judges: Nick Beashel & Ricky McFarlane
    Video Referee: Luke Patten

    Round 17 of the NRL season continues as the Penrith Panthers play host to the New Zealand Warriors. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match from 7:55pm (AEST).

    The top eight is arguably close to sorted after the Broncos’ win over the Raiders last weekend, but the race for the top four is still up for grabs.

    Only two competition points separate the third-placed Storm and eighth-placed Brisbane. The Panthers and Warriors are the fourth and fifth-ranked teams, so a win here becomes extra important.

    Penrith have been hit by injuries all season and it looks like it may have finally caught up with them, after back-to-back losses against the Roosters and Sea Eagles.

    It doesn’t get any easier this round, with James Maloney, Nathan Cleary and Tyrone Peachey all out on State of Origin duty. Tyrone May and Jarome Luai are called up in the halves, while Waqa Blake returns from injury to replace Peachey. Corey Harawira-Naera returns on the bench and Viliame Kikau has been named, but must be in serious doubt.

    The Warriors have to contend with a few changes of their own, with Adam Blair returning from suspension at lock and Simon Mannering moving to the second row in place of the injured Tohu Harris. Ligi Sao replaces the injured Bunty Afoa on the bench, with David Fusitu’a and Ken Maumolo back on the wings.

    The Kiwis will feel that last weekend’s game against the Sharks was the one that got away, yet have struggled against top-eight teams of late.

    The Panthers have won four of the last five matches against the Warriors, but the away side go in at close to full strength, while Penrith lose their brains trust in the halves and arguably their best broken-field player in Peachey.

    Warriors by 10.

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    • 9:58am
      Wayne Turner said | 9:58am | ! Report

      The refs ruined this game.One of the worst games I watched this season.

      All the refs involved in this game should be sacked. The refs ruled just about everything in favour of Penrith and often wrong egs:-

      *Called two separate forward passes against the Warriors that were NOT forward.

      *Missed a massive forward pass by Penrith.Why?

      *Often when Penrith dropped it the refs gave them a dodgy penalty.

      *Penrith holding Warriors players down when they had the ball ignored.Yet when Warriors did the same thing they were penalised. So,much for end of “nitpicking” penalties.

      *When did all the refs get their Penrith jerseys?

      Shocking refs ruin another game.

      Of course nothing will change cause NRL = No Real Leadership.

    • Roar Guru

      David Holden said | 9:56pm | ! Report


      The Warriors did manage to get a few penalties and possession in the second half but the Panthers have been way too good tonight.

      The Panthers bench, led by Hetherington, were fantastic and both young halves were very impressive, especially Luai, who scored the majority of the Panthers points.

      The Warriors had it all to play for but were simply out-enthused for most of the match. They will be very disappointed with that result in a match they were expected to win.

      The Panthers consolidate their spot in the top 4 and will now go into next week’s clash against the Sharks with plenty of confidence.

      The Warriors will travel to Brisbane for a Sunday afternoon match. Another loss and they will be at the bottom of the top 8.

      What did you think of the match, Roarers?

    • Roar Guru

      Emcie said | 9:49pm | ! Report

      Well warriors just crumbled. You can’t concede a 32 point losing margin against a depleted side and still consider yourself a finals contender no matter what you had to overcome. They’re gonna have to sort things out very quickly

      • Roar Guru

        David Holden said | 10:00pm | ! Report

        Yes, thought they were a chance with a better share of possession. That second half was very poor from the Warriors. You don’t like to say it but it seemed like they almost stopped trying at various stages of the last 40 minutes. The coaching staff have plenty of work to do.

    • Roar Guru

      David Holden said | 9:49pm | ! Report


      Panthers win 36-4

    • Roar Guru

      David Holden said | 9:48pm | ! Report


      Offloading at will.

      May has got an offoad away to Egan but he’s held up in goal.

      Its full time here and an emphatic win to the Panthers

      Panthers 36
      Warriors 4

    • Roar Guru

      David Holden said | 9:45pm | ! Report


      Panhers muscle up in defence.

      They run it on last and a forward pass from Johnson. Panthers get one more chance to score

      Panthers 36
      Warriors 4

    • 9:43pm
      Raewyn Dowd said | 9:43pm | ! Report

      At least you had the Referee on your side panthers

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