Penrith Panthers bounced back from their opening-match defeat with a 36-2 mauling of Wests Tigers in the NRL.
Having been beaten by St George Illawarra Dragons in their season-opening game, the Panthers – who reached the semi-finals last year – were dominant at Campbelltown Stadium on Sunday.
Anthony Griffin's side ran in six tries as they clocked up 18 points in each half, with the toothless Tigers managing only a penalty goal in response.
Dean Whare touched down twice, with debutant Viliame Kikau joining him on the scoresheet, along with the impressive Dylan Edwards, Leilani Latu and Nathan Cleary.
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The Dragons, however, suffered an unwanted reversal of fortunes as they were downed at home by Parramatta Eels, who set the tone for their 34-16 triumph with Clint Gutherson's try after just 38 seconds.
Semi Radradra was the star of the show, though, scoring four of his side's seven tries.