by THE DOC
Charlie Staines Perfect 10 as Penrith Humiliate Cronulla
|This was expected but by such a large margin of victory was likely not expected by even the most fanciful Panthers fans, this was a complete performance and this proves their Title credentials. Ivan Cleary despite missing several key players in Zane Tetevano, Kurt Capewell, and the high flying Brian To'o weren't needed, even the experienced Dean Whare who injured just before the match started and replaced by young Charlie Staines who scored 4 on his debut.
All-around brilliant performance, Charlie Staines was absolutely sensational on the day not only for scoring his tries but looked confident carrying the ball and taking on a shaky Sharks defense, Stephen Crichton did his claims no worry with another swashbuckling performance while Brent Naden continues to improve with every waking game. Overall Nathan Cleary has looked on another level taking control of this team. Special mention goes out to Liam Martin, Billy Burns but especially Tyrone May who has looked like he never missed a game of NRL since his suspension.
None but if your being picky the Panthers had one or two moments they fell asleep which allowed them to conced 24 points to the Sharks but that's being really picky.
Coach Rating 10/10. Ivan Cleary must be brimming with confidence seeing this team play the way they are playing and having unearthed a gem in Charlie Steins, he has done a remarkable job after their dismal performances of last season nothing