Written by Mr Puntsource
The South Sydney Rabbitohs will host the Penrith Panthers in game one, Round Eight National Rugby League Telstra Premiership in 2023; It doesn’t get more competitive in round eight as these two fight it out for another two points; The Rabbitohs coming off an impressive win against the Dolphins now get to take on their nemesis Penrith Panthers who have been dominant in their head to head clashes, it always been on the list to do for Souths to get a win against the Panthers, can Souths get some revenge and defeat the Panthers?
Ben Lovett, Izaac Tu’itupou Thompson, Josiah Karapani, Michael Chee Kam, and Tallis Duncan are in for Souths and Eddie Blacker, Jack Cogger, Liam Henry, Luke Garner, Tyrone Peachey slot in for the Panthers.
Since 1998, Penrith Panthers have been winning sixty per cent of the head-to-head clashes; Rabbitohs at home have won two from the last five against the Panthers; the last time these two met? the Panthers were victorious winning 16-10.
In Round Seven, the South Sydney Rabbitohs beat the Dolphins 36-14, and the Penrith Panthers beat the Knights 16-15.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs have averaged twenty-three points a match, and the Penrith Panthers have averaged twenty-six.
On average, the South Sydney Rabbitohs have been leaking sixteen points a match in 2023, while the Penrith Panthers have been leaking thirteen points a match.