Men in black slam the door on the Brisbane Broncos season.
The Penrith Panthers have remained alive in the race for the final spot in the NRL finals after they downed the Brisbane Broncos 28-12.
Star of the win for the home side was super-sub James Segeyaro who continues to show what an excellent buy he has been for the club after joining Penrith from North Queensland.
The electric ball-runner scored a hat-trick to almost single-handily slam the door on the Broncos slims chances of also scraping into the top eight.
The PNG native scored twice in the first half when he showed his quickness and strength to dart over close to the line from dummy-half.
Fittingly it was Segeyaro who sealed the important win for the Panthers as he flashed clear in a solo run, as he stood up several Broncos’ defenders.
The win could see the Panthers finish inside the top eight at the end of the round, depending on other results, with just two games left in the regular season.
Brisbane coach Anthony Griffin conceded Segeyaro was the difference between the side, as the Broncos face up to the reality they will miss the finals for just the second time in 21 seasons.