Slick Panthers slay poor Knights

first_imgThe Penrith Panthers have taught the Newcastle Knights a football lesson, winning 32-10 in front of 13,682 frustrated and wet Novocastrians on Sunday at Hunter Stadium.Led by a good display of cohesion from halves Jamie Soward and Peter Wallace, the Panthers proved superior to the Knights in a fixture that could only be described as four seasons in one game. The lightning and thunder couldn’t stop the Panthers as they went on a six-tries-to-two blitz.Penrith were forced to play a man down for more than half the game, as late in the first half prop Nigel Plum was penalised and put on-report when pressuring Jarrod Mullen on a last-tackle kicking play. Adding insult to injury, Plum managed to collide square with the five-eighth’s shoulder – knocking himself out cold and ending his afternoon.While the Knights fell for their seventh loss of the season as Penrith recorded their fifth win, Newcastle debutants Joseph Tapine and Pat Vaivai played admirably in a beaten side. Several Knights players may find themselves in reserve grade next weekend after poor performances across the park.last_img

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