Written by Christopher Tearse
Friday, August 14, 6.00 PM, Round 14, Central Coast Stadium, Central Coast, New Zealand Warriors take on Penrith Panthers NRL Match Preview
The Warriors beginning to turn heads as they paint a path of NRL destruction destroying two teams they shouldn’t have two weeks in a row starting with the Wests Tigers and then the Manly Sea Eagles and they say “Good Things Come In Threes”, Will they set the stage against the Panthers without their power man Jack Hetherington? it’s kinda tough to just write off the Warriors against the Panthers at the moment, it will be interesting to see what Payten and his Warriors bring the Panthers this Round.
The New Zealand Warriors
|Adam Keighran||Jack Hetherington|
1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. Patrick Herbert 3. Adam Pompey 4. Peta Hiku 5. George Jennings 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Chanel Harris-Tavita 8. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 9. Karl Lawton 10. Lachlan Burr 11. Eliesa Katoa 12. Tohu Harris 13. Jazz Tevaga
Reserves: 14. Wayde Egan 15. Adam Blair 16. Daniel Alvaro 17. Isaiah Papali’i 18. Jack Murchie 20. Gerard Beale 21. Adam Keighran 22. Josh Curran
Coach: Todd Payten
The Penrith Panthers
|Billy Burns||Caleb Aekins|
1. Caleb Aekins 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. Dylan Edwards 20. Matt Burton 21. Billy Burns
Coach: Ivan Cleary
The last time these two teams met the Panthers humiliated the Warriors 26-0. Previously, in earlier years and most recent form, 41 matches played between the Warriors and the Panthers favour the Panthers winning 25, all other statistics suggest Panthers get the job done!
Penrith Panthers for the win.
If we had to pick a line?