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Leichardt Oval
Sunday, 6th July
Kickoff: 12.45pm


PANTHERS: 1. Corey HARAWIRA, 2. Joshua JAY, 3. Brent NADEN, 4. Peter TIA TIA, 5. Eddie AIONO, 6. Jarrod BRACKENHOFER, 7. Sam SCARLETT, 8. Jordan HALL, 9. Kierran MOSELEY, 10. Atonio PELESASA, 11. Chris SMITH, 12. Brendan ATTWOOD, 13. Sione KATOA

INTERCHANGE: 14. Josh TANGITAU, 15. Myles TAUELI, 16. Moses LEOTA, 17. Dave COWHAN, 19. Paea PUA

WESTS TIGERS: 1. Mason FARRELL, 2. John TOHI, 3. Watson HELETA, 4. Jayden WHEELHOUSE, 5. John OGDEN, 6. Te Maire MARTIN, 7. Eli LEVIDO, 8. Dallas GRAHAM, 9. Manaia CHERRINGTON (c), 10. Jordan GRANT, 11. Salesi FUNAKI, 12. Lamar LIOLEVAVE, 13. Matthew WOODS (c)

INTERCHANGE: 14. Hala MASILA, 15. Andrew KAZZA, 17. Jeremy MARSHALL-KING, 19. Matthew LODGE, 24. Daniel RAKVIN

After suffering their first loss in four weeks against the Warriors last weekend, Penrith’s Under 20’s are focused and ready to get back on the field, and back in the winner’s circle.

It was a disappointing game for Coach Trent Barrett last Sunday when his side gave up a 13-0 lead at halftime, and let the kiwis put 30 unanswered points on the board to steal the match. Our defence was impeccable in the first half of the game, but we completely crumbled at the back end, making countless mistakes and copping penalties for careless errors.

The Tigers had a very different result, extending their winning streak to six games with a 46-16 thumping over the Raiders at Campbelltown. They were impressive for the full 80 minutes and have now moved into third spot on the Holden Cup ladder.

It’s going to be a very tough game for the Panthers boys who will again be without Captain Andy Saunders this week. Eddie Aiono returns from injury to start on the wing, and Kierran Moseley will again start at hooker.

Corey Harawira has been outstanding at fullback in recent weeks and his kicking game has often made the difference to the end result, so we’ll be looking to him for another classy performance. Jarrod Brackenhofer and Sam Scarlett have been just as outstanding in the halves; the games that they have had enough room to play their style of kicking game to set up our wingers near the try line are the games that we have won.

Acknowledgement of Country

Penrith Panthers players and staff respect and honour the traditional custodians of the land and pay our respects to their elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.