Rugby League

St Helens tame Panthers in World Club Challenge

February 19, 2023 6:30 am

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Super League champions St Helens upset NRL winners Penrith Panthers last night 13-12.

The English club becomes the first Super League side to win the World Club Challenge in Australia since 1994.

Lewis Dodd kicked the winning drop-goal in golden-point extra time after the Panthers fought back from 12-0 down.

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Saints led 10-0 at the break thanks to Jack Welsby’s try and a second from Konrad Hurrell.

Mark Percival added a penalty but Penrith hit back to level through Izack Tago and Brian To’o’s last-gasp score.

The last club to achieve such a feat in Australia was Wigan featuring Jason Robinson, Martin Offiah and Denis Betts.