Vodafone Fiji Bati and Penrith Panthers forward Viliame Kikau has credited the confidence he gained from playing for Fiji at the World Cup for his devastating performance in yesterday’s 24‑14 defeat of Parramatta Eels.
Kikau came off the bench just before halftime and blew the game wide open with a 42nd‑minute try which swung momentum decisively in his favour.
In a 35‑minute stint, Kikau produced five tackle breaks, one line‑break, a line break assist and an offload, while running 77 metres with the ball.
He also caused the Eels to concede a number of penalties trying to contain him.
The Panthers will play the Rabbitohs at 6.30pm Saturday in the NRL.
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