Panthers pounce with the acrobatics for corner try

MEET the Penrith Panthers — or should they be called the Penrith flyers!

The boys from the foot of the mountains have mastered the art of jumping to score a try in the corner.

Last week it was Dean Whare's turn to demonstrate the modern acrobatics that have become an essential part of an outside back's kit bag.

Whare was the beneficiary of another frequent flyer in David Simmons as he grabbed a bomb and passed it to the centre to dive in the corner to open the scoring against the Bulldogs on Saturday.

The right hand side isn't the only flight path over Sportingbet Stadium.

The left hand edge which has featured Josh Mansour and Kevin Naiqama in the opening rounds are no strangers to bending themselves around the corner post for a four-pointer.

Mansour, who scored a similar try in the opening round, said the acrobatics moves are an instinctive manoeuvre when faced with tight spaces.

"You tend not to have much space to work with so you need to do your best with what you have and sometimes the best place to be is in the air," he said.

"To be honest I haven't really practised the put downs but every winger needs to have that in his game these days."

The Panther flyers will go head-to-head with a pretty fair duo when it comes to crossing the tryline on Saturday.

Eels wingers Semi Radradra (six tries) and Vai Toutai (four tries) are leading the NRL tryscoring list.

Radradra's double one the weekend takes his try scoring tally to 11 tries in his opening 10 NRL games.

Smartphone
Tablet - Narrow
Tablet - Wide
Desktop