NRL Match Previews - Canberra v Penrith (Round 22)

09-08-2010 07:00PM at Canberra Stadium

Referee: Ben Cummins and Phil Haines
Touch Judges: Rick McFarlane and David Abood
Referee: Paul Simpkins

Monday Night Football in our nation's capital and the people of Canberra will be rejoicing that Tony Abbot declined an offer from Julia Gillard to hold another debate on this same night. Raider's fans are free from politics for one night and can enjoy the frosty conditions at Canberra Stadium, rather than listening to two non-league fans pretend to care about them. Or is Abbot a Manly fan? Here's hoping someone can answer that question as it will help me decide who is better equipped to run this great country of ours.  

More to the point, Terry Campese and his band of brothers will enjoy the return of Josh Dugan and the Penrith Panthers will not enjoy the weather. Some great talent on display in this match as the two best young fullbacks in the NRL face off and the Raiders young front rowers take on the master himself, Petero Civoniceva. Great matchups. Raiders too good at home as they ruin Matt Elliott's home-coming and keep their 2010 season alive.

My Man of the Match Prediction:David Shillington
My Tip: Canberra 26-22

The Teams

  Canberra Raiders               Penrith Panthers 
No Suspensions

J. Thompson
C. Lasscock
1. Josh DuganFullback1. Lachlan Coote
2. Joel MonaghanWing2. Michael Gordon
3. Jarrod CrokerCentre3. Michael Jennings
4. Adam MoggCentre4. Adrian Purtell
5. Daniel VidotWing5. Brad Tighe
6. Terry CampeseFive Eighth6. Travis Burns
7. Josh McCroneHalfback7. Luke Walsh
8. Tom Learoyd-LahrsProp8. Matthew Bell
9. Travis WaddellHooker9. Kevin Kingston
10. David ShillingtonProp10. Petero Civoniceva
11. Joe PickerSecond Row11. Trent Waterhouse
12. Bronson HarrisonSecond Row12. Frank Pritchard
13. Josh MillerLock13. Luke Lewis
14. Alan TongueInterchange14. Masada Iosefa
15. Trevor ThurlingInterchange15. Nathan Smith
16. Dane TilseInterchange16. Gavin Cooper
17. Scott LoganInterchange17. Sam McKendry
No Suspensions

D. Simmons
N. Plum
T. Grant
S. Elford
J. Paulo

Head to Head

2010 NRL - Round 1 CUA Stadium Penrith Panthers 34-16
2009 Round 19 CUA Stadium, Penrith Penrith Panthers 27-14
2009 Round 8 Canberra Stadium Penrith Panthers 18-10
2008 Round 22 Canberra Stadium Canberra Raiders 74-12
2008 Round 2 CUA Stadium, Penrith Canberra Raiders 20-16

LeagueUnlimited Tipsters - Courtesy of

(Justin Davies)


Total Score
Non Terminator
(Josh Hill)


Total Score
(Kevin Brennan)


Total Score
(Coby Delaney)


Total Score
(Steve Williams)


Total Score

Other Games this Round