PANTHERS: 1. Kieran MOSS, 2. Eto NABULI, 3. Waqa BLAKE, 4. Will SMITH, 5. Wes NAIQAMA, 6. Tom HUMBLE, 7. Luke CAPEWELL, 8. Sam ANDERSON, 9. Kevin KINGSTON (c), 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. Nathan SMITH, 19. Tom EISENHUTH, 20. Liam AYOUB
NEWTOWN: 1. Jonathon REUBEN, 2. Brett LANE, 3. Nathan STAPLETON, 4. Junior VAIVAI, 5. Matt EVANS, 6. Samisoni LANGI, 7. Scott DUREAU, 8. Kane EVANS, 9. Kurt KARA (c), 10. Ryan VERLINDEN, 11. Rhyse MARTIN, 12. Brad BARRETT, 13. Sio Siua TAUKEIAHO
INTERCHANGE: 14. Andrew PEARN, 15. David HARRIS, 16. Josh DAVIS, 17. Ray MOUJALLI, 18. Jack NOBLE
For the second time in two weeks the Panthers will take on Newtown as the run into finals starts heating up.
Penrith beat the Jets 36-20 at Sportingbet Stadium last week in one of their better performances this season, keeping them atop of the NSW Cup table. Newtown weren’t easy opponents though and had us on a ledge at one point when they staged a second half comeback, but we stayed focused enough to come away with the win.
Coach Garth Brennan has been able to name a full strength side again this week, with Kieran Moss named at fullback again after making his comeback from injury last weekend, which sees Will Smith shift to the centres.
Ben Murdoch-Masila is the only casualty we have at the moment, with Vaipuna Tia Kilifi replacing him in the starting front row. We have also named an extended six man bench which will be cut down tomorrow.
The Jets will also have a very strong side tomorrow with no less than 8 players with first grade experience named in the team, including Jonathon Reuben, Nathan Stapleton, Samisoni Langi and Kurt Kara.
Newtown need to win five of their last six games to make the top 8, so they will be desperate for the two points tomorrow, while the Panthers are sitting six points clear at the top of the ladder having won their last 11 straight matches.