PANTHERS NRL v DRAGONS: Win Stadium, Wollongong. Sunday Aug 10th. Kickoff: 3pm
Ivan has had some big decisions to make this week after losing Elijah Taylor, Brent Kite and Bryce Cartwright to injury in last weekend’s win over the Bulldogs.
Sam Mckendry has been promoted from the bench to take Kitey’s spot, Isaah Yeo will replace ET, and an extended bench has been stacked with the likes of Tim Grant, Matt Robinson, and club Captain Kevin Kingston.
Will Smith has also retained his position in the halves alongside Jamie Soward, after a successful NRL debut last week.
INTERCHANGE: 14. Lewis BROWN, 15. Jeremy LATIMORE, 16.Matt ROBINSON, 17. Tim GRANT, 18. Kevin KINGSTON, 20. Sam ANDERSON, 21. Ryan SIMPKINS
PANTHERS NSW CUP v NORTHS: Sportingbet Stadium, Penrith. Saturday Aug 9th. Kickoff: 3pm
After officially becoming NSW Cup Minor Premiers last weekend with five rounds to go, Garth Brennan and his team can relax as they head into the finals season, knowing they can’t be removed from the top of the table.
There’s been a couple of changes to his side this week with Reagan Campbell-Gillard moving into the starting line-up to replace Tim Grant, who’s been called up to first grade.
Youngsters Mitch Clark and Iain Riccardi have also been named on an extended bench.
4. Wes NAIQAMA
INTERCHANGE: 14. Daniel FOSTER, 15. Vaipuna TIA KILIFI, 16. Tom EISENHUTH, 17. Liam AYOUB, 18. Mitch CLARK, 19. Iain RICCARDI
PANTHERS NYC v DRAGONS: Win Stadium, Wollongong. Sunday Aug 10th. Kickoff: 12.45pm
Trent Barrett will have a very strong side running out for him against the Dragons this weekend, with several experienced players returning to the team as we head towards the finals.
Dallin Watene-Zelezniak who has spent time in NSW Cup and first grade will start at fullback, Waqa Blake will take his place in the centres after several weeks in Garth Brennan’s side, and hooker Kierran Moseley returns after a few weeks in our Cup team.
INTERCHANGE: 14. Dave COWHAN, 15. Jordan HALL, 16. Moses LEOTA, 17. Peter TIA TIA, 18. Josh TANGITAU