On Sunday, at Accor Stadium, in the National Rugby League grand final, Penrith Panthers beat Parramatta Eels by 28-12 and won the grand final NRL.
In the final game, the Panthers used the first half very well as they scored well enough points in it and turned the game of rugby league for Eels much more difficult to win.
In the whole game, Parramatta was in a bad situation on the points table, as in the 75th minute, they were on zero points.
After a very desperate start, Eels finally realized the importance of the game, and in the 77th minute, Eels had two quickfire tries from Clint Gutherson and Jake Arthur and got back into the game. But Eles failed to stop the high-scoring Panthers, and as a result of that, they had to face a big defeat.
After winning the game, Panther’s Nathan Cleary, said I think it is just outside noise about how hard it is, and we kind of spoke about it early on that we always wanted to be the hunters. Moreover, he said everyone talks about you are hunted when you are the best, that was our mentality, and we wanted to hunt teams, and that’s when we are at our best.
In the past three years, the Panthers have been playing very well as they have won 67 of 78 matches. It was a desperate defeat for Eles since won three consecutive titles in the early 1980s.
After the defeat, Gutherson said that’s footy, someone has to lose, and unfortunately, it was us. we were losing too many tackles there early, and we were finding it hard to get out of our zone, he said.
Moreover, Gutherson said we gave them way too much ball there in the first half, and I think we made 110-120 more tackles than them in the first half, and you can not do that to a quality team.