Written by Christopher Tearse
Friday, August 21, 6.00 PM, Round 15, Panthers Stadium, Penrith, Penrith Panthers take on Cronulla Sharks NRL Match Fixture
A rugby league match consists of two halves with forty minutes a half combined to produce an eighty-minute full match, the Cronulla Sharks will last the first forty but will need a miracle to last the next forty, the Panthers when they play last eighty minutes, the Sharks could go sixty minutes but eighty? that’s the real difference between these two, either way, this should be a great game with plenty of points if the Panthers defense is a bit off this round.
The Penrith Panthers
1. Dylan Edwards 2. Josh Mansour 3. Tyrone May 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. Daine Laurie 15. Spencer Leniu 16. Moses Leota 17. Zane Tetevano 18. Mitch Kenny 19. Brian To’o 20. Matt Burton 21. Billy Burns
Coach: Ivan Cleary
The Cronulla Sharks
|Braydon Trindall||Dale Finucane|
|Briton Nikora||Suliasi Vunivalu|
1. Will Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Josh Dugan 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Matt Moylan 7. Shaun Johnson 8. Braden Hamlin-Uele 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Siosifa Talakai 12. Wade Graham 13. Toby Rudolf
Reserves: 14. Connor Tracey 15. Scott Sorensen 16. Jack Williams 17. Royce Hunt 18. Teig Wilton 19. Briton Nikora 20. Braydon Trindall 21. Bryson Goodwin
Coach: John Morris
The last time these two teams met the Panthers gave the Sharks a hammering 56-24. Previously, in earlier years and most recent form, 38 matches played between the Sharks and the Panthers favour the Sharks winning 22, all other statistics suggest the match fixture will result in a Panthers victory!
Penrith Panthers for the win.
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