Penrith Panthers Holden Cup team have their eyes on another win this weekend when they host the Melbourne Storm. The side are currently enjoying a seven-match winning streak and will be keen to extend the unbeaten run with the bye week ahead of them.
The Panthers are coming off a dominant 36-12 win over Parramatta, highlighted by another impressive performance from Stanton Albert and winger Fuimanu Enese.
However coach Cameron Ciraldo has had to alter the team sheet with a couple of his young guns suffering injuries against the Eels. Kaide Ellis and Shane Kiel have been named in the second row and Oliver Clark starts at prop. Braidon Burns is the 18th man.
The Panthers are currently sitting on top of the table and boast the best defensive record in the competition. They’ll need to maintain that commitment against the Storm, who have regularly racked up big scores in 2015 and have put more than 100 points on their opposition over the last three games.
Still, the Melbourne youngsters will have to cope with a short turnaround, along with the disappointment of letting a 19-point lead slip against the Roosters in their last start.
PENRITH PANTHERS | Brent Naden, Fuimanu Enise, Jack Nelson, Maliko Filino, Christian Crichton, Dylan Edwards, Sam Elwin, Oliver Clark, Soni Luke, Moses Leota, Kaide Ellis, Shane Kiel, Tyrone May, Paea Pua, Thompson Tuigamala, Soni Hala, Corey Wadell, Braidon Burns.