Written by Christopher Tearse
Sunday, July 18, 4.05 PM, Round 10, Panthers Stadium, Penrith, Penrith Panthers take on North Queensland Cowboys NRL Match Preview
Panthers on the run and looking to go all the way, the Panthers have eaten most teams by a comfortable margin throughout their rounds, this is just one of those games, just a test of mentality and two points facing a cowboys outfit that seems a little lost with direction on the field whilst lacking effort and motivation to be competitive as of late, the Cowboys have won the last two games played against the Panthers so a win for the Panthers should be tasty.
The Penrith Panthers
|Dean Whare||Jordan Pereira|
1. Dylan Edwards 2. Josh Mansour 3. Dean Whare 4. Stephen Crichton 5. Brent Naden 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. James Tamou 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo
Reserves: 14. Tyrone May 15. Spencer Leniu 16. Moses Leota 17. Billy Burns 18. Mitch Kenny 19. Matt Burton 20. Lindsay Smith 21. Malakai Watene-Zelezniak
Coach: Ivan Cleary
The North Queensland Cowboys
|Corey Jensen||Ben Hampton|
|Daejarn Asi||Peter Hola|
|Justin O’Neill||Scott Drinkwater|
|Mitchell Dunn||Valentine Holmes|
1. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Connelly Lemuelu 4. Esan Marsters 5. Justin O’Neill 6. Mitchell Dunn 7. Jake Clifford 8. Josh Mcguire 9. Reece Robson 10. Francis Molo 11. Shane Wright 12. Coen Hess 13. Jason Taumalolo
Reserves: 14. Daejarn Asi 15. Tom Gilbert 16. Gavin Cooper 17. Ben Hampton 18. Murray Taulagi 19. Reuben Cotter 20. Jordan McLean 21. John Asiata
Coach: Paul Green
The last time these two teams met the Cowboys at home beat the Panthers 24-10. Previously, in earlier years and most recent form, 35 matches played between the Cowboys and the Panthers favour the Cowboys winning 18, all other statistics indicate the Panthers score more points and defend better on an average, this should be a comfortable win for the Panthers.
Penrith Panthers for the win.
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