NRL 4 years ago

Panthers Pounce Titans

  • Panthers Pounce Titans

The Titans managed to lose to the Penrith Panthers 14-12 last night. It was a weird, clunky and at one point violently erotic game.

Dean Whare opened the scoring for the Panthers after seven minutes as the blokes in black easily spread the ball out wide for Whare to punch through a gaping hole in the Titans defence.

Matt Moylan was later the beneficiary of a Jamie Soward grubber that David Mead spilled. Paul Carter tried to toe the ball dead but only managed to soccer across the face of the in-goal where Moylan pounced for a try.

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The Titans then scored just before half time. Paul Carter threw the ball to a rampaging Ryan James who was impossible to stop. 

After half time, that's when things took a turn for the bizarre.

Matthew White has found himself in a fair bit of trouble after he picked up Adam Docker and tried to drive him, head first, into the turf like a fence pole. 

Nate Myles then threw a wild hay-maker in the scrum because Tim Grant was holding onto him.

Then it happened.

Greg Bird went in to tackle Sika Manu and Bird looks to have grabbed Manu's fishing tackle and given it a bit of a reel in. Sika stood from the tackle and lashed out at Bird. Manu then blew up at the ref claiming Bird had grabbed his nuts. The ref then said "either way, you can't take matters into your own hands like that," and gave the Titans a penalty.

Sezer managed to cross the chalk after Albert Kelly grubbered across the face of the uprights, bringing the Titans within two points of victory. 

On the last play of the the match Albert Kelly bombed for the corner, Titans chasers were all around but could only stand-by helplessly as the pill flew past them all and out on the full. 

Jamal Idris was in fantastic form. As a Titans fan I was a bit jealous to see Jamal playing so well, because we rarely saw him play so well in the Titans jersey. 

Will Bird's squirrel grip come under scrutiny from the match review comittee? 

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