The Panthers have secured a particular slice of historical past by changing into the primary group in 40 years to win three consecutive premierships after an astonishing comeback within the 2023 grand last.
The Broncos regarded residence and hosed with quarter-hour left to play however there was nonetheless yet another twist to come back as gun halfback Nathan Cleary impressed a come-from-behind victory.
Whereas Cleary was the star of the present, cementing his greatness with a second Clive Churchill Medal, there have been loads of different gorgeous grand last performances, together with a couple of flops.
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Extensive World of Sports activities The Mole factors them out with fearless grand last participant scores.
1. Dylan Edwards
Ran for practically 300 metres in a typical Edwards big-game efficiency.
2. Sunia Turuva
Received few possibilities however did his job working the ball from the again, making 150 metres.
3. Izack Tago
Strong with out being spectacular, defending solidly in opposition to the speedy Broncos exterior backs.
4. Stephen Crichton
In his last sport as a Panther, made it 4 tries in 4 grand finals and got here up with some huge performs.
5. Brian To’o
Ran like a steam prepare when his group was in bother, getting them into enemy territory repeatedly.
6. Jarome Luai
Struggled together with his nagging shoulder earlier than being taken from the sphere after 50 minutes.
7. Nathan Cleary
After a curiously quiet first 40 minutes, got here to life within the second half with two attempt assists and a 40/20… after which the solo attempt that gained it.
8. Moses Leota
Gave one among his finest performances as a Panther, making the laborious yards and scoring the attempt that obtained the group again from the brink.
9. Mitch Kenny
Below-rated participant, scored the sport’s opening attempt to was busy at dummyhalf – however missed a worrying 11 tackles.
10. James Fisher-Harris
Ran for extra metres than any Panthers ahead and a tower of energy within the center in defence.
11. Scott Sorensen
Quiet sport by his requirements, solely making 57 metres, however got here up with the intercept that sealed it on the dying.
12. Liam Martin
One other Panther down on his sport, lacking a few very important tackles however working the ball strongly.
13. Isaah Yeo
Strong with out being spectacular, working laborious in his 68 minutes on the sphere.
14. Jack Cogger
Received half an hour and did the precise factor, giving Cleary the ball in time and house.
15. Lindsay Smith
One among a number of Panthers to overlook Ezra Mam in his golden patch and did little with the ball.
16. Spencer Leniu
Solely obtained 22 minutes of sport time, defended strongly however had little impression in assault.
17. Luke Garner
Additionally performed 22 minutes and could not actually get into the sport.
1. Reece Walsh
Made some errors within the first half however put the Broncos ready to win the sport with some huge performs within the second.
2. Jesse Arthars
The least rated of the 4 wingers on the sphere however had a advantageous sport, highlighted by a primary half line break.
3. Kotoni Staggs
Ran strongly however completed a detailed second in an interesting battle with Crichton.
4. Herbie Farnworth
Accomplished his best-ever season within the NRL with an aesthetic efficiency, working the ball with energy and function.
5. Selwyn Cobbo
Appeared to undergo a little bit of stage fright on the sport’s greatest night time, down on his type of earlier this season.
6. Ezra Mam
His three second half tries gave the Broncos each probability to win the premiership – approach too quick for the Panthers out extensive in a blistering sport.
7. Adam Reynolds
Overcame a painful first-half groin damage to steer the Broncos in advantageous type. Kicking very good – on the whole play and for objective.
8. Thomas Flegler
Out-muscled the Panthers up entrance, scoring his group’s first attempt, making the laborious yards and getting away some good offloads.
9. Billy Walters
Performed his half within the the Broncos’ sturdy efficiency, kicking a 40/20 and directing play from dummyhalf.
10. Payne Haas
Often recognized for his assault, topped the Broncos’ sort out rely but in addition made some telling runs.
11. Kurt Capewell
Not a cheerful night time in opposition to his former membership, making little yardage and lacking an important sort out on Cleary.
12. Jordan Riki
Robust and aggressive, he troubled the Panthers defence on the sting.
13. Patrick Carrigan
Tried his coronary heart out to stem the Penrith tide, working for 150 metres and making some very important tackles.
14. Tyson Smoothy
Created the Broncos’ opening attempt however prompted little different bother from dummyhalf.
15. Brendan Piakura
Made simply two runs for 14 metres in his 20 minutes on the sphere.
16. Kobe Hetherington
Did little in assault from the bench however did give you one fantastic trysaving sort out.
17. Keenan Palasia
The best of the Broncos’ bench males, working for 150 metres.