Panthers NYC vs Bulldogs NYC
ANZ Stadium
Saturday 20 June
Kick-off: 5.15pm

The high-flying Penrith Panthers NYC side head to ANZ Stadium this Saturday for their round 15 clash with the Canterbury Bulldogs.

Penrith are sitting on top of the ladder, three points clear of the Cowboys and Broncos and with the added benefit of a game-in-hand.

Cameron Ciraldo’s men are looking to extend their stellar start to the season which currently sees them on an eight-match winning streak.

The young Panthers are refreshed coming off a bye week, while the 12th-placed Bulldogs are on a roll after back-to-back wins against the Dragons and Titans in the last fortnight.

Penrith has enjoyed superiority over the Dogs in recent times, winning five out of their last six encounters.

The two sides last met in round one of the season as the Panthers came away with a 30-12 victory at Pepper Stadium.

Keep an eye out for slick halfback Sam Elwin, who has made a real impression on the competition after forcing his way into Ciraldo’s starting side.

The Panthers have also enjoyed serious impact from their interchange this season and that looks set to continue with Soni Hala and Thompson Tuigamala named on the bench this week.

Injury to Christian Crichton sees Braidon Burns moved to the wing, while Stanton Albert returns from NSW Cup to re-claim his starting role in the front row.

Corey Waddell has been named 18th man.

Penrith Panthers:

1. Brent NADEN (c)  2. Fuimanu ENESE 3. Jack NELSON 4. Shane KIEL 5. Braidon BURNS

6. Dylan EDWARDS 7. Sam ELWIN 8. Stanton ALBERT 9. Soni LUKE 10. Moses LEOTA

11. Kaide ELLIS 12. Tyrone MAY 13. Paea PUA

INTERCHANGE

14. Oliver CLARK 15. Cowen Epere 16. Thompson TUIGAMALA 17. Soni HALA

18. Corey WADDELL