Panthers v Raiders

08 Aug 20 0 Comments

Written by Christopher Tearse

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Saturday, August 8, 7.35 PM, Round 13, Panthers Stadium, Penrith, Penrith Panthers take on Canberra Raiders NRL Match Preview

The 2020 grand final preview? time to separate the boys from the men, this showdown unites history and future, the Raiders are still hungry and have empty stomachs walking away from last years NRL Premiership as runners up meanwhile the new kids on the block the Panthers have been getting all the accolades and the encouragement if the Raiders were to win this it would certainly send a message so strong it would rattle all the teams in the NRL competition, both teams close enough to full strength no excuses!

The Penrith Panthers

Billy Burns Charlie Staines
Daine Laurie
Malakai Watene-Zelezniak

Penrith Panthers 2020 squad list excluding above changes below;

1. Caleb Aekins 2. Josh Mansour 3. Brent Naden 4. Stephen Crichton 5. Malakai Watene-Zelezniak 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. Zane Tetevano 18. Mitch Kenny 19. Matt Burton 20. Billy Burns 21. Daine Laurie

Coach: Ivan Cleary

The Canberra Raiders

Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad Semi Valemei
Michael Oldfield
Sam Williams

Canberra Raiders 2020 squad list excluding above changes below;

1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Jordan Rapana 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Curtis Scott 5. Nick Cotric 6. Jack Wighton 7. George Williams 8. Josh Papali’i 9. Siliva Havili 10. Dunamis Lui 11. John Bateman 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Hudson Young

Reserves: 14. Tom Starling 15. Joseph Tapine 16. Ryan Sutton 17. Corey Harawira-Naera 18. Sam Williams 19. Michael Oldfield 20. Kai O’Donnell 21. Matt Frawley

Coach: Ricky Stuart


The last time these two teams met the Panthers at home were beaten 18-30. Previously, in earlier years and most recent form, 44 matches played between the Raiders and the Panthers split right down the middle 22 apiece, all other statistics suggest the Panthers taking care of business.



Penrith Panthers for the win.

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