Round 6, 2014 NYC
Friday 11th April
Venue: Sportingbet Stadium, Penrith
Ref: Jon Stone
PANTHERS: 1.Logan GEYER, 2.Joshua JAY, 3.Brent NADEN, 4.Waqa BLAKE, 5.Eddie AIONO, 6.Jarrod BRACKENHOFER, 7.Sam SCARLETT, 8.Andy SAUNDERS, 9.Sione KATOA, 10.Myles TAUELI, 11.Corey HARAWIRA, 12.Bryce CARTWRIGHT, 13.Brendan ATTWOOD
INTERCHANGE: 14. Josh GRANT, 15. Jordan HALL, 16. Wellington ALBERT, 17. Moses LEOTA
RABBITOHS: 1. Devon MAKOARE-BOYCE, 2. Tom HUGHES, 3. Tulsa SAUMAMAO, 4. Sam MANULELEUA, 5. Sam YOUNG, 6. Irae SIMONE, 7. Wallace TANGIITI, 8. Joe GARDINER, 9. Bronson GARLICK, 10. Treyvon LEULUAI, 11. Eden SYME, 12. Jack GOSIEWSKI, 13. Cheyne WHITELAW
INTERCHANGE: 14. Hayden PREECE, 15. PJ LOS’E, 16. Taylum HALLS, 18. Lincoln KAVANAGH
Tomorrow night’s match against South Sydney is a big game for the Penrith youngsters. They will be out to prove to fans, and themselves, that last week’s win wasn’t just good luck, and that they have what it takes to be serious competition contenders this year.
Trent Barrett’s first victory as a full time coach was done in spectacular fashion, with his side beating the Raiders 42-12 in front of a home crowd. It came after a few weeks of player shuffling and trials of different on-field combos, but he’s now confident he’s got the right people in the right places and he’s named a near unchanged line up for tomorrow.
The Rabbitohs youngsters have had a very different start to the year, winning their first two games, but losing their last three. They’ve had a lot of changes to their side in the past few rounds thanks to players being promoted up to NSW Cup and first grade. That’s seen a lot of young, inexperienced players enter the side, which could be a handy advantage for the Panthers boys who all have a couple of games under their belts.
Logan Geyer has been a great addition to the side as halfback, and if he continues to guide the team around the park as he has in previous weeks, we will put ourselves in a great attacking position. Jarrod Brackenhofer and Sam Scarlett have been a successful duo in the halves, and Josh Jay has been outstanding on the wing.
In previous weeks we have been let down by a poor second half performance, so we’ll need to make sure we maintain the intensity through the second 40 minutes and keep the pressure on the unstable and unpredictable Rabbitohs group, which will hopefully give us back to back wins!