Men in black kept their slim minor-premiership chances alive.
Penrith hooker James Segeyaro starred in his side’s 16-4 win over St George-Illawarra that goes a long way to ensuring them a top-four finish.
The victory at Wollongong Stadium on Sunday kept the Panthers in third with at least a four-point gap to fifth, although they face a tricky four-match run to the finals.
There was nothing spectacular about the win as the Panthers ground out the result on the back of a superior possession and field position.
In front of a crowd of 13,107, Segeyaro scored one try, set up another, made one line break and made 35 tackles.
Panthers half-back Jamie Soward, playing his first game back at his former home ground since leaving the Dragons last year, was also impressive.