Round 7, 2014 NYC
Monday 21st April
Venue: Sportingbet Stadium, Penrith
Ref: Chris Sutton
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.Chris SMITH, 12.Bryce CARTWRIGHT, 13.Brendan ATTWOOD
INTERCHANGE: 14. Corey HARAWIRA, 15. Jordan HALL, 16. Moses LEOTA, 17. Josh GRANT
TITANS: 1. Jahrome HUGHES, 2. Brian KELLY, 3. Jaiden HAWKES, 4. Conner BROADHURST, 5. Zac SPRING, 6. Christian HAZARD, 7. Kane ELGEY, 8. Perry IOANE, 9. Deacon FLETCHER, 10. Mitch SHARP, 11. Caleb MOREHU, 12. Anthony COLEMAN, 13. Parahi WILSON
INTERCHANGE: 14. Harrison HUGHES, 15. Ethan PRICE, 16. Rory HUMPHRIES, 17. Jenan WEDDERBURN-PARISH, 18. Francis FAFITA
After back to back wins against the Raiders and Souths, Trent Barrett’s boys are on a roll and they aren’t about to let the Gold Coast rain on their parade! After a less than impressive start to the season, we’ve catapulted ourselves into 10th on the ladder and a win on Monday night would see us enter the top 8.
We had the perfect start to our game last Friday night and took a 22-0 lead into half time, and we’ll be keen for a repeat performance when we play the Titans. We only have one change to the side for this week, with Chris Smith returning from injury to line up in the second row.
Bryce Cartwright and Brendan Attwood were the standout performers against the Rabbitohs, scoring two tries each. Jarrod Brackenhofer and Sam Scarlett took control of the game from the centre of the field and set up some great plays for their wingers, and Coach Barrett will be keen to see all of this happen again.
Gold Coast have had a tough start to the season too and are just four points off the bottom of the ladder having posted just one win this season. Like Penrith, they too have struggled to maintain their intensity in the second halves of their matches, and it cost them games. But when they get possession and keep control for a couple of sets, they have the speed and agility in their ranks to get the job done.
They have just one change to their side this week with prop Perry Ioane dropped to the bench to make way for Oshea Tuiasau.