Panthers vs Knights

31 May 20 0 Comments

Written by Christopher Tearse

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Sunday, May 31, 4.05 PM, Round 3 Campbelltown Stadium, Penrith Panthers take on Newcastle Knights NRL Match Preview

The Panthers and the Knights head into this one undefeated, both teams started well this season with the Panthers beating the Dragons and Roosters showing a lot more promise in attack, the Knights showing promise in attack and defence this season beating the Wests Tigers and the Warriors.

There are lots of positional changes that might impact the outcome of this game, never the less it will be very entertaining and competitive.

Team Changes

The Penrith Panthers


Nathan Cleary (suspended, round five).
Liam Martin.


Charlie Staines
Kurt Capewell
Matt Burton
Mitch Kenny
Billy Burns promoted from the reserves to the bench.

Penrith Panthers 2020 squad list excluding above changes below;

1. Caleb Aekins 2. Josh Mansour 3. Dean Whare 4. Brent Naden 5. Brian To’o 6. Matt Burton 7. Jarome Luai 8. James Tamou 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Kurt Capewell 13. Isaah Yeo Reserves: 14. Stephen Crichton 15. Zane Tetevano 16. Moses Leota 17. Liam Martin 18. Mitch Kenny 19. Billy Burns 20. Kaide Ellis 21. Charlie Staines

Coach: Ivan Cleary

The Newcastle Knights


Jayden Brailey
Kalyn Ponga
Lachlan Fitzgibbon
Mitchell Barnett


Bradman Best
Brodie Jones
Chris Randall
Mason Lino
Sione Mata’utia
Tex Hoy

Newcastle Knights 2020 squad list excluding above changes below;

1. Tex Hoy 2. Edrick Lee 3. Enari Tuala 4. Gehamat Shibasaki 5. Hymel Hunt 6. Kurt Mann 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. David Klemmer 9. Connor Watson 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 12. Sione Mata’utia 13. Herman Ese’ese Reserves: 14. Chris Randall 15. Jacob Saifiti 16. Tim Glasby 17. Aidan Guerra 18. Bradman Best 19. Brodie Jones 20. Mason Lino 21. Pasami Saulo

Coach: Adam O’Brien

Last time they met

The last time these two teams met the Penrith Panthers at home obliterated the Newcastle Knights 54-10,  previously, The Panthers have had the edge over the Knights and with the new positional changes we expect the edge to continue for this one.

Penrith Panthers vs Newcastle Knights
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The ERL Prediction

Penrith Panthers for the win.

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