Penrith have kept their unbeaten run to start the NRL season alive with a 24-6 win over Newcastle at BlueBet Stadium.
The Panthers were far from perfect but did enough to secure their seventh straight win of the year.
Buoyed by the return of Dylan Edwards at fullback, Penrith’s opening try came from Stephen Crichton in just the fifth minute, making the most of his return to the centres.
When Matt Burton was on the receiving end of a perfect Jarome Luai ball in the 18th minute, the Panthers took a 10-0 advantage and never really looked in trouble
Ivan Cleary’s side barely got out of second gear in the second half as they cruised to an 18-point win.