August 30, 2021
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Kikau scores in Panthers win over Tigers

Fiji Bati forward Viliame Kikau scored a try for the Penrith Panthers in their 20-16 win over the West Tigers in Round 24 of the NRL yesterday.

After rival front-rowers Moses Leota scored the opener for the Panthers and Cleary converted but Stefano Utoikamanu tossed a try and Luke Brooks equalised.

Utoikamano caught the eye as he sat Viliame Kikau of all people on his backside, but Pangai's injection from the bench answered with impact with a try and Cleary converted for a 12-6 lead at the breather.

Not long afterwards as Jarome Luai sold Luke Brooks a dummy and dotted down the third try for the Panthers and Cleary converted again.

Tries from Kikau and To'o helped the Panthers cruise to a comfortable win while Cleary was too good in slotting the conversions.

The Tigers came back with late salvos in reply from Jake Simpkin and Ken Maumalo doing little beyond adding some respectability to the scoreboard.

By Romeka Romena  


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