The Panthers steal a 23-22 victory over the Raiders via a late Nathan Cleary field goal in Canberra, while the Rabbitohs hang on to beat the Titans 18-16.
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Cleary sinks Raiders as Panthers take the points
Nathan Cleary (R) celebrates after scoring the decisive field goal against the Raiders. (AAP: Lukas Coch)
Nathan Cleary has backed up from his New South Wales State of Origin debut to be the hero for Penrith, slotting a late field goal as the Panthers snatched a 23-22 victory over Canberra.
With four stars backing up from State of Origin I in Melbourne two days earlier, the Panthers overcame a 10-point deficit with 17 minutes left to win their 10th match of the season on Friday night.
Another Blues ace, Tyrone Peachey, had a major influence on the Canberra Stadium result with a try double and a key role in the Panthers’ third touchdown to Dean Whare.
James Maloney converted Whare’s effort to make it 22-22 five minutes from time before Cleary broke the Raiders’ hearts.
Penrith shot out to an early eight-point lead before the Raiders got back level by half-time.
But they could not capitalise on being a man up when when forward Kaide Ellis was sin-binned for the second time in his three-game Panthers career late in the first half.
The Raiders seemed to be running over the top of the visitors, with Elliot Whitehead crossing in the corner to see them go up 20-10.
But they kept losing players.
Joseph Leilua failed a head injury assessment from a hit 90 seconds into the match, while New Zealand international Jordan Rapana succumbed to a hamstring injury after a lively and error-riddled performance that included a try.
Canberra forward Josh Papalii was easily best on field for the Raiders after stepping out for Queensland at the MCG.
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