Panthers power into week two of Finals

Christian Crichton scores for the Panthers. Photo: Melinda Jane
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Penrith are through to the second week of the NRL finals after a dominant 27-12 win over the Warriors at ANZ Stadium tonight.

The Panthers were down 12-2 in the first half but powered back into the game to lead 18-12 at half-time.

Cameron Ciraldo’s side were never troubled in the second half, producing a strong 40 minutes to set up a battle with either the Roosters or Sharks on Friday night.

Nathan Cleary was superb for the Panthers while Tyrone Peachey bagged a double in the win.

A moment of James Maloney magic changed the game in the first half. Down by 10 after 20 minutes, he produced a stunning 40/20 that swung the momentum Penrith’s way. Once they had control, they never lost it.

James Maloney. Photo: Melinda Jane

After the match, Panthers coach Cameron Ciraldo said he felt his side could win next week regardless of who they played.

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