Penrith have kicked off Grand Final week by taking out both the NSW Cup and Jersey Flegg titles at CommBank Stadium today.
The Panthers now have the rare opportunity to win Premierships in all three grades after the NRL side locked in a Grand Final berth last night.
Penrith also claimed the SG Ball title earlier this year.
Both Grand Finals today went down to the wire.
In Jersey Flegg, the Panthers scored two tries in the final five minutes to claw back a 12-point deficit and send the game against Newcastle to extra time.
When the extra period couldn’t find a winner, the match went to Golden Point and it was Dolphins-bound Isaiya Katoa who stepped up, potting a field goal to give Penrith a 19-18 win.
Penrith dominated the first half of the NSW Cup decider but Canterbury refused to go away, getting themselves within a point in the second half to set up a grandstand finish.
In the end the Panthers held on to win 29-22 thanks to a late try to Sunia Turuva and a brilliant sideline conversion from Kurt Falls.
Penrith’s NRL side was part of the crowd watching the NSW Cup side secure victory.
Troy Dodds is the Weekender’s Managing Editor and Breaking News Reporter. He has more than 20 years experience as a journalist, working with some of Australia’s leading media organisations. In 2023, he was named Editor of the Year at the Mumbrella Publish Awards.