Sportingbet Stadium, Penrith
Saturday 12th July
PANTHERS: 1. Will SMITH, 2. Eto NABULI, 3. Waqa BLAKE, 4. Wes NAIQAMA, 5. Dallin WATENE-ZELEZNIAK, 6. Tom HUMBLE, 7. Luke CAPEWELL, 8. Sam ANDERSON, 9. Kevin KINGSTON, 10. Tim GRANT, 11. Vaipuna TIA KILIFI, 12. Matt ROBINSON, 13. Ryan SIMPKINS
INTERCHANGE: 14. Reagan CAMPBELL-GILLARD, 15. Kierran MOSELEY, 16. Anthony CHERRINGTON, 17. Tom EISENHUTH, 18. Liam AYOUB
COACH: Garth BRENNAN
NEWTOWN: 1. Nathan STAPLETON, 2. Brett LANE, 3. Samisoni LANGI, 4. Junior VAIVAI, 5. Matt EVANS, 6. Arana TAUMATA, 7. Scott DUREAU, 8. Willis MEEHAN, 9. Kurt KARA (c), 10. Saulala HOUMA, 11. Jack SIEJKA, 12. David HARRIS, 13. Sio SIUA TAUKEIAHO
INTERCHANGE: 14. Andrew PEARN, 15. Jack NOBLE, 16. Josh DAVIS, 17. Ryan VERLINDEN, 18. Jonathon REUBEN, 20. Rhyse MARTIN, 24. Brad BARRETT
COACH: Greg MATTERSON
The Panthers NSW Cup side will try and keep their winning streak alive when they take on Newtown in front of a home crowd at Sportingbet Stadium on Saturday.
The NSWRL draw sees these two sides clash twice in two weeks, with the Penrith crew heading out to Allianz Stadium next weekend to face the Jets again.
After several weeks of lacklustre performances and scrappy wins, Garth Brennan’s side put in a solid performance against Wests Tigers last weekend and despite a shady 15 minutes in the second half, they were dominant and aggressive, and played well overall.
The Jets are currently sitting in 10th spot on the ladder after going down to Cronulla last week, but they are not to be underestimated. They have won seven matches this year and they have the ability to pull out a very sharp performance when they set their minds to it, so Penrith will have to be on the ball from the kickoff.
The Panthers will have a near full strength side back this week with Sam Anderson and Waqa Blake returning from rep duty. Ben Murdoch-Masila will miss a week or two with injury, so Vaipuna Tia Kilifi moves into the starting front row. Kierran Moseley joins an extended bench as well.