Rugby League

License article

Live: Panthers v Eels

Show comments

Here is the full match report from the man on the ground, Michael Chammas. Thanks for joining us tonight for what turned out to be a cracking western Sydney derby in which two young stars sparkled the brightest. The Eels will be licking their wounds after a very poor night, and await news on Mannah's injury, which we've just heard is a suspected broken tibia. Arrivederci, buenas noches and good night.

Eels trainer Trent Elkin with Tim Mannah as he holds his injured leg.
Eels trainer Trent Elkin with Tim Mannah as he holds his injured leg. Photo: Mark Kolbe

Man of the match has gone to 21-year-old fullback Matt Moylan who had an excellent game on debut.

live match icons

80th minute: Try! Penrith still haven't had enough of that tryline. Plum swats across the Walsh who kicks with perfect precision over the heads of a shonky Eels line. Simmons is waiting just out of the right-hand post and plants it for four points. Moylan converts comfortably. And there's the bell. What an impressive victory in front of a home crowd of 14,211. Panthers 44, Eels 12

live match icons

77th minute: Try time! Brown snatches it and plants it down over the line. Walsh drifts across the field. He's looking for space and kicks. Toutai gets a very bad bounce and Lewis Brown scoops it up and runs it home. That was terrible play from Parramatta. Panthers 38, Eels 12

Back to top

74th minute: Moylan is back with the ball and he's on the dodge. He coughs up, and the temptation is too great for Nigel Plum, who hits the deck just shy of the tryline but makes a second movement to get it over. The ref is onto it and Eels takes possession again. Six minutes on the clock!

Interesting stat: This is the biggest ever margin the Panthers have led the Eels by. Scores still at Panthers 32, Eels 12

71st minute: Very nice catch from fullback Moylan, who is having a wonderful game. And Penrith take it back up to the Eels end before the turnover. Ref calls timout as Kelepi Tanginoa deals with a bad calf cramp.

Tim Mannah looks like he's in a lot of pain there as he's assisted into the dressing rooms.

Back to top

63rd minute: They almost regain momentum as Roberts finds himself in the back field. He gets away from Sam McKendry but ruins his efforts with a wayward pass.

live match icons

62nd minute: Try! Penrith are in! A shocking kick from Walsh but Simmons catches it. And Whare's there to drive ithome. Walsh makes amends by converting. The Eels are on thin ice now. Panthers 21, Eels 12

Injury icon

61st minute: Tim Mannah is being carried off the field after he fell awkwardly in a tackle on either his legs or ankle. Not good news for the Eels who are already down a frontrower in Fuifui Moimoi. Panther 26, Eels 12

60th minute: Penalty against the Eels for a strip by Matt Ryan.

Back to top

49th minute: Penalty. Tim Mannah tackles underneath the legs of Nigel Plum in a very awkward position.

live match icons

52nd minute: Try! Simmons bursts off the scrum and through two defenders and passes to Moylan. Hayne has the pace to catch him but Moylan gets rid of it and the man who's there is Segeyaro again! Roberts makes an atrocious attempt at defending and Segeyaro dives across the line before pointing to the sky for his second of the night, again in tribute to his good friend, Cowboy Alex Elisala who died only hours ago. Walsh converts. Panthers 26, Eels 12

47thminute: The Panthers have another set after Walsh dinks it through a gap and it flies across for a forced line drop-out.

45th minute: Sandow passes wide to Hayne who flicks to Blair and he's off down the right. He makes good metres but it's tackle five and he's still a way out. That's full two sets from the Eels without kicking.

43rd minute: Segeyaro forces his way through four defenders and looks to offload. He does but it drifts forward. Another mistae and another feed for Parra to give them a chance to reduce this deficit.

Back to top