Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles suffered a 26-16 loss to the Penrith Panthers today in round 16 of the Intrust Super Premiership.
The Panthers opened the scoring in the 10th minute when second-rower Corey Waddell crashed over out wide. Centre Adam Keighran converted the try for a 6-0 lead.
The home side went to 10-0 lead in the 25th minute when winger Maika Sivo dived over in the corner.
Blacktown Workers got on the board in the 38th minute when prop Toff Sipley charged over under the posts. Hooker Joey Lussick converted the try for a 10-6 scoreline.
Sea Eagles centre Vai Toutai was sin-binned for a professional foul in the opening minutes of the second half.
Penrth took advantage of the extra space when winger Ratu Tuisese finished off a backline play to score in the left corner for a 14-6 lead. Keighran converted for a 16-6 lead.
Tuisese then scored his second converted try in the 64th minute for a 22-6 lead before the Sea eagles hit back with a try to winger Honeti Tuha crossed for the Sea Eagles for a 22-10 scoreline after 70 minutes.
Sipley grabbed his second try in the 74th minute when he used his strength to crash over from dummy half to score under the posts. The try was converted by Veiru Mapesone for a 22-16 scoreline.
The Panthers sealed victory in the 78th minute with a try to Keighran for a 26-16 scoreline.
The loss leaves the Sea Eagles in seventh place subject to weekend results.