Dragons bolter Matt Dufty has taken a sensational intercept and raced away for 95m try despite St George falling to the Panthers 32-28.
The Dragons were trailing 10-nil before it looked like Penrith were going to heap more pressure on as they attacked the line.
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But a brilliant passage of play resulted in Dufty reading the pass when the Dragons were scrambling and showing incredible pace to race away for a try in front of an empty Netstrata Jubilee Stadium due to the coronavirus crisis.’
What a try by Dufty— Matt Nicholls (@mattnicholls29) March 20, 2020
The Dragons the poured on the next two tries in a whirlwind 13-minute span.
Dufty’s try was followed by another long-range effort to Brayden Wiliame down the left edge.
An aimless Josh Mansour offload allowed Zac Lomax to give the Dragons a four-point halftime lead, which could've been more if not for a Wiliame forward pass.
The second half began as an arm-wrestle but the Panthers regained the ascendancy when Brent Naden was rewarded for his hustle in the 52nd minute.
Dufty responded when he ducked over from close range for his second try eight minutes later, followed by Norman's touchdown.
But Penrith rookie Stephen Crichton was the hero for the second week in a row after sparking the final Panthers comeback to win a high-scoring 32-28 victory.