You would think a team like the Penrith Panthers would know how to celebrate a try, but apparently not.
The Panthers are now a perfect eight from eight in 2021 and beat a resurgent Manly side 28-16.
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But it was close throughout with the match seesawing down the stretch.
With just under 25 minutes remaining a Nathan Cleary grubber landed perfectly for Tyrone May to make it 22-12, and the celebrations poured in.
Cleary was first to the scene, but Jerome Luai and Brian To’o weren’t too far behind.
While the trio are pushing for Origin selection, it appears the only thing that can get in their way will be themselves.
To’o came in hot, but arrived at the same time as Luai and was knocked off the top of the celebration.
Matt Burton also fell to the ground after missing the pile on as it fell away in front of him.
Luai showed concern but they both got up laughing at the celebration.
It comes after Manly player Haumole Olakau’atu stacked celebrations twice in the game against the Tigers last week.
“I don’t want to jinx anyone but how long is it before there’s an unfortunate moment and there’s a dislocated finger or a broken wrist or something,” Matt Russell said on Fox League.
“I’m speaking like a worried coach.”
The biggest hit Brian To’o copped all day.Source:Getty Images
You’d think the Panthers would be well practised at this.Source:Getty Images
But even the Panthers social media took a bit of a swipe.
The celebration needs some work 🤣
To’o had a massive 20 runs for 233m, including 102 post-contact metres and two line breaks.
But after the game, as well as the size difference between he and the man he was marking, Jason Saab.
Saab showed off his speed with a scintillating try, again pushing a claim to be the fastest man in the NRL.
But he also laughed about the celebration fail.
“Last week I almost broke my back, this week I almost broke my neck,” To’o said.
“I’m still standing so I’m really grateful to be alive.”
To’o was also questioned on ABC, adding: “I didn’t time the jump properly and obviously when I jumped high I thought I was pretty sweet but then as I was going down I seen my head start to turn over, so I’m still standing, really grateful.”
It was a cheeky old match with Manly forward Toafofoa Sipley untying former teammate Api Koroisau’s shoelaces.
It also appears to continue to show the turnaround for the Sea Eagles
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