NRL Mail Room: Friday Night Football

PANTHERS v KNIGHTS

Pepper Stadium – 6pm AEDT 

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TEAM

1. Matt Moylan (c) 2. Dean Whare 3. Waqa Blake 4. Tyrone Peachey 21. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 6. Te Maire Martin 7. Nathan Cleary 8. James Tamou 9. Peter Wallace 10. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 17. Sitaleki Akauola 12. Isaah Yeo 13. Trent Merrin. Interchange: 14. Peta Hiku 15. Leilani Latu 16. Viliame Kikau 18. Moses Leota 19. Tim Browne 21. Corey Harawira


THE MAIL ROOM

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There was some concern from Penrith Panther fans when Captain Matt Moylan failed to complete all of the training sessions during the week. Anthony Griffin quickly hosed down reports that Moylan was set to miss Penrith class against the Knights, saying Moylan is a definite starter and he was just rested due to his heavy workload.

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Bryce Cartwright will spend another week on the sidelines as he is struggling to overcome his ankle injury. Sitaleki Akauola will replace him in the starting lineup

Coach Anthony Griffin may make a late change with Tim Browne favoured to replace Moses Leota for the final bench position.


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TEAM

4. Peter Mata’utia 2. Ken Sio 3. Dane Gagai 18. Jacob Gagan/JoeWardle 5. Nathan Ross 6. Brock Lamb 7. Trent Hodkinson (c) 8. Daniel Saifiti 9. Danny Levi 10. Josh Starling 11. Sione Mata’utia 12. Jamie Buhrer 13. Mitch Barnett. Interchange: 14. Luke Yates 15. Jack Stockwell 16. Sam Stone 17. Jacob Saifiti 18. Jacob Gagan 19. Joe Wardle 20. Josh King


THE MAIL ROOM

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Brendan Eilliott has been ruled out for the match against the Panthers and Peter Mata’utia will shift to fullback for the match.

English import Joe Wardle is expected to make his debut for the Knights and should slot straight into the centre position.

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Nathan Ross has been under a injury cloud all week with a ankle, but is believed to have overcome it and will be a likely starter.