Simply when rugby league followers thought the Panthers-Raiders belter could not pack in anymore theatre, Penrith’s supporters fueled Canberra’s rage with a ‘Viking Clap’ mockery.
On an evening the Panthers had been celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of the membership’s 1991 NRL premiership victory over the Raiders, they stormed to a 30-10 win at a packed BlueBet Stadium.
Nathan Cleary, Jarome Luai, Viliame Kikau, Charlie Staines, Brian To’o and Mitch Kenny had been among the many swathe of Penrith destroyers because the Panthers performed out an attacking masterclass, carving out their twenty second regular-season win in a row.
A dogged Raiders outfit performed their position within the gripping affair. Canberra had been with out gun fullback Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad from the twenty fourth minute on account of a failed head harm evaluation, however a solo Jack Wighton strive early and a long-range Hudson Younger line-break late, which resulted in an acrobatic Jarrod Croker strive, impressed the Raiders.
The enthralling story-lines continued to pile up when Penrith’s followers started to mock Canberra’s beloved ‘Viking Clap’ 64 minutes into the competition.
Staines crossed for a double on the best edge and, when bench Penrith ahead Liam Martin shoved Croker moments later, an all-in spotfire erupted.
It was that which triggered the mockery of the ‘Viking Clap’, reigniting reminiscences of former Sharks menace Michael Ennis taunting Raiders followers by performing the ‘Viking Clap’ after his facet’s 2016 qualifying remaining victory at GIO Stadium.
“Nice scenes right here at Penrith,” mentioned 9 commentator Mat Thompson as Panthers followers started to clap.
“The group goes bananas!”
Rugby league nice Peter Sterling was way more conscious of the antics.
“It is Penrith simply doing the ‘Viking Clap’,” Sterling mentioned.
“I feel simply having a shot at their opponents.”