Despite his best efforts to get his side to perform – which they did – and win games, Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart was a bruised, battered man post-game, forced to confront another press conference after his side lost.
The game had great tries, solid individual performances, big hits and a string of other exciting elements to Viagra Canada Online it but it was the Penrith Panthers who came away with the win at GIO Stadium, winning 26-20.
The entertaining clash maintains the Panthers stellar run, as they continue to live up to expectations of a top 8 finish.
Knowing that the game would be a tough one, it was the sort of game that left Panthers coach Ivan Cleary pleased with the way his team grinded out the win.
“Yeah, that was a tough game tonight and it was always going to be regardless of what’s happened to them in the last couple of weeks,” said Cleary.
“Their last start down here they beat Melbourne and it’s always a tough game down here [Canberra].”
“We understood what we were up against and from minute one to minute eighty, it was a tight contest.
With two tough wins on the road for the Panthers in successive weeks, the feat is one that Cleary is proud of.
“To win at Newcastle and Canberra regardless of where they sit on the table in successive weeks, I think it’s a fair achievement,” said Cleary.
“It was our first away win last week so to back it up with that was good and we haven’t had a home game in a while now.”
Although the Panthers did win, the big talking point out of the match occurred in the second half when captains from both sides dished out expletive-laden tirades pertaining to numerous scuffles that went on in the half.
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