It left Panthers coach Ivan Cleary exasperated, but Broncos coach Wayne Bennett said the match officials made the right call on a contentious decision.
Low scoring games can be just as exciting, Soward and Boyd make welcome returns for their clubs, while Hodges shines after a week off.
A try to Broncos interchange forward Corey Oates in the 79th minute has handed Brisbane a miraculous 8-5 win over the Panthers at Suncorp Stadium.
The Broncos are out to extend their lead at the top of the NRL table while the Panthers bid to overcome injury problems and stay in touch with the top eight.
Suspended Penrith winger Dallin Watene-Zelezniak is staying in the New Zealand camp for the week leading up to Friday's Trans-Tasman Test.
Penrith's captain curse ends, Heighington faces a nervous wait, and Simmons lifts the Panthers in more way than one. Five key points from Penrith's 26-18 win.
After their luckless run with injuries, Panthers coach Ivan Cleary says Sunday's win over the Sharks was the boost his side needed.
The Penrith Panthers have scored 14 unanswered points in the second half to defeat the Sharks 26-18 at Pepper Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Last year's wooden spooners are in hot form and ready to take down a Panthers side that is struggling with a spate of injuries.
Elijah Taylor was captain of the Warriors' under-20s side when he first blew his left knee. Five years later he did it again.