Penrith Panthers put an end to Newtown’s finals hopes

Newtown centre Edrick Lee is across the line in the 71st minute of the game for his second try – but referee Brady penalises Newtown for shepherding. Jets winger Tyla Tamou is also in the photo. Photo: Michael Magee Photography

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Penrith Panthers put an end to Newtown’s finals hopes.

Details of the 23rd Round ISP NSW match played between Newtown and Penrith at Henson Park on Saturday, 12th August 2017.

The Panthers showed they are going to be strong contenders for this year’s Intrust Super Premiership title, after beating Newtown 46-10 at Henson Park on Saturday afternoon. The Jets competed well for most of the first half and scored the first try in the second, but the Panthers took advantage of any handling errors and penalties conceded by Newtown.

NSWRL Intrust Super Premiership NSW – 23rd Round

Saturday, 12th August 2017

Henson Park

Newtown v Penrith

Kick-off was at 3.00pm.

Penrith 46:

Maika Sivo 2, Christian Crichton 2, Liam Coleman, Viliame Kikau, Tom Eisenhuth, Nick Lui-Toso tries;

Darren Nicholls 7 goals

defeated

Newtown 10:

Edrick Lee, Tyla Tamou tries;

Joseph Paulo 1 goal.

Half-Time: Penrith led 22-6.

Referee: Damien Brady. Touch Judges: Darren Burtenshaw and Ben Teague.

Playing surface: Very good.

Weather: 19 degrees, sunny, scattered clouds, wind – WNW 11 km/h.

Newtown’s team:

Leigh Higgins, Tyla Tamou, Reubenn Rennie, Edrick Lee, Brent Anderson, Joseph Paulo, Kurt Kara, Kurt Dillon, Adam Clydsdale, Jaimin Jolliffe, Jason Schirnack, Jack Williams, Jayden McDonogh.

Bench: Ben Martinez-Murray, Kenny Niko, Luke Towers, Jordan Galloway.

Coach: Greg Matterson.

Penrith:

Jarome Luai, Maika Sivo, Jed Cartwright, Dean Whare, Christian Crichton, Liam Coleman, Darren Nicholls, Kaide Ellis, Mitch Rein, Sitaleki Akauola, Viliame Kikau, Corey Waddell, Liam Martin.

Bench: Tom Eisenhuth, Lachlan Stein, Nick Lui-Toso, Oliver Clark.

Coach: Garth Brennan.

Match timeline: –

First half:

Newtown kicked off and were running to the northern end.

2 penalties in quick succession to Newtown.

5th min: Direct passing and determined running up the left side attack and Edrick Lee scores 5 metres in from the NW corner

Joseph Paulo converts from wide out Newtown 6-0 after 6 min

Jets stuff up the kick-off and Penrith get the ball from a scrum 20 metres out from the Newtown try-line

Jets defend the set

Penrith look dangerous up their left-side attack in the 12th minute, but eventually tackled into touch

Newtown defence is meeting any challenges at this stage

Kurt Kara’s grubber-kick into the in-goal knocked on by Penrith’s full-back

Goal-line drop-out forced on Penrith in 15th minute

Jason Schirnack gets attention for a leg injury but stays on

Schirnack does a good grubber-kick into the in-goal but chasing defenders fail to trap Penrith player in the in-goal

Penalty to Newtown on their 20 metre line in 19th minute helps relieve pressure

Another penalty to Newtown on their 20 metre line in 22nd minute again helps Jets get out of a pressure situation

Jets turn over the ball 40 metres out from Penrith try-line

Penrith fullback makes a clean line-break and sends five-eighth Liam Coleman in under the Sydenham Rd posts in 24th minute

Converted by Nicholls 6-all after 25 minutes

Dean Whare makes a break but is pushed across the sideline by Tyla Tamou in 26th min

Penrith starting to look more dangerous and to make more breaks after being contained for the opening 25 minutes

Edrick Lee causes problems for Penrith defence whenever he gets the ball

Jets push Penrith player into the in-goal but the Newtown chasers are ruled off-side.

This decision led to a cacophony of Bronx cheers from Jets fans on the grandstand side (27th min)

29th min: Jets lose the ball 30 metres out from their own try-line

The Jets are going to pay dearly for this error.

Penrith keep the ball alive and Sivo breaks away to score in the SW corner in the 31st minute

Converted from the sideline by Nicholls. Penrith 12-6 (33rd minute)

A penalty to Penrith in 34th minute that takes the Panthers deep into Jets territory

Now Penrith get another penalty right on Newtown’s try-line. Panthers opt for the tap.

Good Newtown defence right on their own try-line in 35th minute

Penalty to Newtown in 36th minute is a relief

Jets lose the ball in the next set, putting horrific pressure on themselves in 37th minute

Penrith scores early in the ensuing set

Steele Sports surmises whether this will be a hammer blow on Newtown’s hopes

Try not converted

Penrith 16-6 in 38th minute

Newtown has been severely punished for handling errors and penalties

40th minute: Try to Penrith as they slice through Newtown’s right-side defence

Try in SE corner is converted from the sideline

Penrith leads 22-6 at half-time.

Second Half:

Tyla Tamou scores for Newtown in 42nd minute

Not converted

Penrith 22-10

Booming 40/20 by Mitch Rein in 47th minute

Desperation defence by the Jets on their own line

Forced into a goal-line drop-out in 49th minute

Penrith cut through Newtown’s right-side defence

Coleman fires a great ball to Kikau who scores in 50th minute

Converted by Nicholls

Penrith 28-10 in 52nd minute

55th minute: NZ Test centre Whare sends Sivo over in the NE corner

Converted by Nicholls

Penrith 34-10 in 56th minute

Jets attack isn’t presenting many problems for the Penrith defence midway through the second half

Jets on the attack on Penrith’s line in 64th minute but they lose the ball

Penrith breaks through and Coleman is dispatched on a long-distance sprint the line

He is run down from behind by Edrick Lee, much to the delight of the Newtown home crowd

(Coleman incidentally is the son of Souths great Craig Coleman, who was watching from the hill end).

Lee showed exceptional pace and personal determination to run Liam Coleman down.

Jets in possession in midfield but once again turn over possession (66th minute)

Panthers aren’t immune from making midfield handling errors either (67th minute)

70th minute: Kurt Kara is hit high around the head by Kikau

Penalty to Newtown but surprisingly the Penrith player isn’t put on report

71st minute: Edrick Lee gets across the line but the Jets are penalised for shepherding.

75th minute: Newtown penalised twice in quick succession for play the ball infringements

Penrith barge over in 76th minute to the left of the uprights

Converted by Nicholls Penrith 40-10 in 77th minute.

Penrith breaks through dispirited defence and score in NW corner

Eisenhuth is the try-scorer

Nicholls converts. Penrith lead 46-10 in 79th minute.

Full-Time: Penrith 46-10.