NRL Match Previews - Panthers v Knights (Round 13)

05-06-2010 05:30PM at CUA Stadium

Referee: Jason Robinson and Brett Suttor
Touch Judges: Luke Potter and Adam Reid
Referee: Russell Smith

Another shootout. These two teams love to put on a show with the ball and judging by their recent performances, would much rather run than tackle. Fine with me. With all the talent on show in this match, the 5.30pm timeslot will finally deliver an entertaining match. To add to this, the Knights are boasting the return of Adam MacDougall and James McManus and have moved Captain Kurt Gidley to halfback...Interesting to say the least.

Unfortunately for the Knights, the home side will be stinging from last weeks embarrassing loss and will come out of the sheds firing. Home ground advantage is enough to cover my bet in this match as it is difficult to ignore the Panthers record this season at CUA. Also difficult to ignore will be the sledging battle between two of the codes best. Mad Dog MacDougall v Travis Burns. I wish we could mic them up. Coote and Jennings the difference.

My Man of the Match Prediction: Lachlan Coote
My Tip: Penrith 32-24

The Teams

  Penrith Panthers               Newcastle Knights 
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M. Blair
D. Laurie
1. Lachlan CooteFullback1. Kevin Naiqama
2. Michael GordonWing2. Akuila Uate
3. Michael JenningsCentre3. Junior Sau
4. Adrian PurtellCentre4. Adam MacDougall
5. Brad TigheWing5. James McManus
6. Travis BurnsFive Eighth6. Jarrod Mullen
7. Luke WalshHalfback7. Kurt Gidley
8. Tim GrantProp8. Ben Cross
9. Kevin KingstonHooker9. Isaac De Gois
10. Matthew BellProp10. Daniel Tolar
11. Gavin CooperSecond Row11. Steve Simpson
12. Trent WaterhouseSecond Row12. Cory Paterson
13. Luke LewisLock13. Zeb Taia
14. Masada IosefaInterchange14. Matt Hilder
15. Nathan SmithInterchange15. Cameron Ciraldo
16. Sam McKendryInterchange16. Richard Fa'aoso
17. Wade GrahamInterchange17. Con Mika
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M. Karawana
A. MacDougall
J. McManus

Head to Head

2010 NRL - Round 4 EnergyAustralia Stadium Penrith Panthers 34-30
2009 Round 26 EnergyAustralia Stadium, Newcastle Newcastle Knights 35-0
2008 Round 18 CUA Stadium Newcastle Knights 30-18
2007 Round 23 Energy Australia Stadium Penrith Panthers 46-12

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