Hostplus NRL Preview: Round 2
The Panthers will be looking for redemption following a disappointing first round showing when they travel to Campbelltown Stadium on Sunday to face Wests Tigers.
Coach Anthony Griffin has given his players the opportunity to make amends for their below par performance at Kogarah by making only one enforced change. Peta Hiku (eye socket) is ruled out for the next month, making way for youngster Dylan Edwards to return to the NRL squad on the wing.
Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor has also kept faith in the team that brushed aside South Sydney 34-18 at ANZ Stadium on Friday night, naming an unchanged line-up. A trio of former Panthers are named in the squad with Elijah Taylor starting at lock, while Tim Grant and Jamal Idris will come off the bench.
The two teams experienced contrasting starts to their respective 2017 campaigns last weekend. While the Panthers struggled to match an energetic Dragons side, the Tigers outclassed the Rabbitohs off the back of a dominant display from their captain Aaron Woods.