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Mounties go down to Panthers in the wet

Penrith Panthers have taken down Mounties 28-8 in tough conditions in Round 2 of the 2021 Knock On Effect Cup at Bankwest Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Rhys Davies got the home side on the right foot crashing over for the first pointer of the match in the 9th minute.

The lead increased minutes later when Watson Heleta slide down his right edge to increase Mountie's lead to 8-0 13 minutes into the first half.

Penrith mounted a late half revival when Izack Tago went over for his first, which was dually converted by halfback Kurt Falls with 10 minutes to go in the half.

The Panthers powered on when five-eighth Matt Burton slip through a hole to dive towards the try line. Only for Mounties fullback Declan Casey leaping full stretch in a last ditch effort to prevent the 4-pointer.

Mounties could not stop a last gasp try before halftime with Izack Tago scoring his second of the afternoon after collecting a deft kick into the in-goal from Burton.

Billy Burns continued the visitors surge in the second half, going over close to the line 5 minutes after the restart.

Matt Burton went over in the 53rd minute after constant pressure and possession from the visitors.

Late penalties to Burton and Falls took the match out of reach for Mounties, with Penrith taking victory 28-8 in Round 2 Knock On Effect NSW Cup. 

Penrith Panthers 28 (Tries: Izack Tago [2], Billy Burns, Matt Burton; Goals: Kurt Falls [5], Matt Burton) def. Mounties 8 (Tries: Rhys Davies, Watson Heleta)

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Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs respect and honour the Darug and Eora nations, who are the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.