PANTHERS NSW CUP v WARRIORS: Sportingbet Stadium, Saturday 3rd May. Kickoff: 1.00pm
Our NRL and NYC sides have a BYE this weekend with 10 Panthers players selected for representative duties in the City, Country, Fiji and New Zealand squads, but our NSW Cup boys are still on duty!
Coach Garth Brennan has had to name a completely new team to accommodate the rep games with several key players unavailable.
Eddie Aiono and Regan Haika move up from the 20’s to replace Eto Nabuli and Kevin Naiqama on the wings, Tom Eisenhuth and Nathan Smith will start in the centres for Isaah Yeo and Waqa Blake, Daniel Foster will play halfback for Isaac John, Ryan Simpkins comes in at hooker for Kierran Moseley, Leilani Latu has been promoted from the bench for Reagan Campbell-Gillard, and Vaipuna Tia Kilifi will start at lock.
Andy Saunders and Matt Eisenhuth will also make their NSW Cup debuts, starting on the bench.
13.Vaipuna TIA KILIFI
INTERCHANGE: 14. Matt EISENHUTH, 15. Liam AYOUB, 16. Mitch CLARK, 17. Andy SAUNDERS
PANTHERS NRL: BYE
PANTHERS NYC: BYE
Panthers would like to congratulate the 10 players who have been selected in representative sides for upcoming National and International games.
New Zealand team to play Australia in the ANZAC Test: Dean Whare & Isaac John
Fijian team to play Samoa in the Pacific Test: Reagan Campbell-Gillard, Kevin Naiqama, Eto Nabuli & Waqa Blake
City team for City v Country: Tim Grant & Matt Moylan
Country team for City v Country: Adam Docker & Jamal Idris