Panthers storm back to beat struggling Manly


Penrith Panthers produced a rousing second-half fightback to beat Manly Sea Eagles 31-24 in Sunday's NRL clash at Brookvale Oval.

Injury-hit Manly looked set to end their run of four consecutive defeats when Dylan Walker scored 16 points to put Trent Barrett's side 20-4 up at half-time, but Penrith blew the hosts away after the break.

Centre Walker took only two minutes to put Manly in front, barging his way over to score the opening try, which he converted, before Tyrone Peachey responded with a score for Penrith to make it 6-4.

Tom Trbojevic went over in the left corner and Walker crossed once again, then took his tally to 16 with a penalty three minutes before the interval after landing three conversions to put Manly in control.

There looked to be no way back for the Panthers when Jorge Taufua chased his own kick to score their fourth try six minutes into the second half, but Penrith came storming back to secure a first win in three matches.

Josh Mansour, Nathan Cleary, Leilani Latu, Peter Wallace and Dallin Watene-Zelezniak touched down to stun Manly, with Matt Moylan kicking over a late drop goal as Penrith moved up to eighth in the ladder and left Manly languishing third-bottom.