NRL grand final player ratings: How the Eels and Panthers are faring at half-time

A relentless Penrith barely let up in the opening 40 minutes and lead 18-0 at Accor Stadium thanks to tries to Stephen Crichton, Brian To’o and Scott Sorensen.

The Eels have barely had a chance to get out of second gear and couldn’t find the late try that would have given them some semblance of momentum heading into the break.

Here’s how Adam Pengilly and Dan Walsh saw the first half.

Check back at full-time to see how the second term played out — and you’ll also be able to have your say after the final whistle.

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