Rugby League

Panthers win without stars

August 7, 2022 7:40 am

Dylan Edwards played his 100th NRL game.[]

Fiji Bati hooker Apisai Koroisau scored a try last night as defending champions Panthers beat Canberra Raiders 26-6.

Koroisau started the Panthers campaign when he burrowed over in the third minute.

Panthers fullback Dylan Edwards produced a five-star display in his 100th NRL game.

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Having suffered just their second loss of the season in round 20, the Panthers overcame the absence of playmakers Nathan Cleary and Jarome Luai and star back-rower Viliame Kikau to all but wrap up the minor premiership.

In other results, Rabbitohs thrashed Warriors 48-10 and Sharks beat Dragons 24-18.