Written by Christopher Tearse
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.
The Penrith Panthers
Nathan Cleary (suspended, round five).
Billy Burns promoted from the reserves to the bench.
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
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
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 for the win.