Kikau helps wounded Panthers steal win from Storm
March 26, 2021 6:14 am
Fiji Bati forward Viliame Kikau made an impressive save in a dramatic grand finale rematch to help his side escape with a 12-10 win against Storm last night.
Penrith had looked dead and buried at 10-6 down with just over two minutes to play.
They managed to regain the ball from a left-side shift then spreading right for Kurt Capewell to beat three defenders and plant down the ball.
After Capewell snatched the win for Penrith scoring the match-winning try to give them a 12-10 lead, Kikau made sure it was not in vain.
Justin Olam broke through the Panther’s defense for a four-pointer, but it was Kikau’s desperation tackle that prevented the Storm centre from grounding the ball in the BlueBet Stadium in-goal area.