What a fantastic last few minutes. St George chance their arm down the right on the last tackle, the pass from Zac Lomax to Mikaele Ravalawa goes to ground but they get a penalty for a late hit on Ben Hunt!
On the next set they get close to the line a couple of times, but it all ends in anti-climactic fashion as Talatau Amone drops the ball cold with a minute to go.
Penrith calmly see off the last few seconds and lock up back-to-back wins to start their title defence.
But both sides have injury concerns. St George Illawarra lost Andrew McCullough to a dislocated elbow, while Brian To’o limped off with a knee injury for Penrith and didn’t return.
That could be a huge loss to Penrith, with the winger absolutely vital to how they start their sets, with his yardage runs often kick-starting massive roll ons up the field.
Off to the SCG for the Roosters and Manly now!