Written by Adam Whitelock
Saturday, 17th of October, 7:50 PM, NRL Finals Week 3, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Penrith Panthers versus South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL Match Fixture
A second-half scoring blitz last week saw the Rabbitohs end Parramatta’s season, while the minor premiers Penrith had the week off after beating the Roosters in week one of the finals. Having scored 144 points in their past three matches, Souths will be out to continue their great run of form, whilst the Panthers will be aiming for their 18 wins in a row to progress to their first grand final since 2003.
The Penrith Panthers
|Dean Whare||Viliame Kikau|
1. Dylan Edwards 2. Josh Mansour 3. Brent Naden 4. Stephen Crichton 5. Brian To’o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. James Tamou 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Kurt Capewell 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo
Reserves: 14. Tyrone May 15. Spencer Leniu 16. Moses Leota 17. Zane Tetevano 18. Mitch Kenny 19. Dean Whare 20. Matt Burton 21. Jack Hetherington
Coach: Ivan Cleary
The South Sydney Rabbitohs
1. Corey Allan 2. Alex Johnston 3. Campbell Graham 4. Dane Gagai 5. Jaxson Paulo 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Tevita Tatola 9. Damien Cook 10. Thomas Burgess 11. Jaydn Su’A 12. Bayley Sironen 13. Cameron Murray
Reserves: 14. Mark Nicholls 15. Liam Knight 16. Jed Cartwright 17. Keaon Koloamatangi 18. Steven Marsters 19. Hame Sele 20. Troy Dargan 21. Patrick Mago
Coach: Wayne Bennett
The last time these two teams met the Panthers beat the Rabbitohs 20-12, Previously, in earlier years and most recent form, 32 matches played between the Panthers and the Rabbitohs favouring the Panthers winning 17.
Penrith Panthers by 13