The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
8 days ago - 2 Likes
05-06-2010 05:30PM at CUA Stadium
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
|Penrith Panthers Newcastle Knights|
|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|