The Penrith Panthers have held on to win a remarkable Holden Cup Grand Final.
The Panthers won 42-30 after at one point leading 34-6, holding out a determined Warriors who at one stage clawed their way back to within four points.
“It means the world to myself, the coaching staff and all the boys,” Panthers playmaker Bryce Cartwright told Fox Sports.
James Roberts took home the Jack Gibson Medal for the best player on the ground.
Captain Daniel Foster – who left the field early in the first half with a serious ankle injury – accepted the trophy at the presentation.
“Panther pride showed in the end,” he said.
“A big credit to our coach Garth Brennan.”
Earlier, the Windsor Wolves lost the NSW Cup Grand Final to the Cronulla Sharks.