Brisbane dominated the first half but Penrith came to life in the second, briefly creating hopes of an unlikely comeback but ultimately coming up short.
The Broncos escaped a Penrith point-scoring frenzy but may have paid a heavy price with star centre James Roberts carried from the field with an ankle injury.
The Brisbane Broncos and Penrith Panthers have confirmed their 17-man line-ups ahead of their Round 9 Telstra Premiership clash.
In-form Manly centre Dylan Walker is riding a high after match-winning plays in both of Manly's past two wins – but just don't mention the 'O' word.
Kurt Mann has been given first crack at filling in for injured Dragons five-eighth Gareth Widdop for St George Illawarra's clash with Melbourne.
The official team lists for all 16 clubs ahead of Round 9 of the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership season.
The Warriors have selected outside back Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad to make his debut on the wing against the Roosters in Round 9 of the Telstra Premiership.
Paul Gallen will end his short-lived representative retirement to captain NSW City against Country in the historic fixture's final edition in Mudgee next week.
The North Queensland Cowboys will wait until Friday to determine if co-captain Johnathan Thurston is able to play after sustaining a calf injury in Round 6.
NSW Government joins forces with the nation's leading rugby league bodies to announce a historic partnership, in an effort to save more lives on country roads.