NRL Match Previews - Penrith v North Queensland (Round 21)

30-07-2010 07:35PM at CUA Stadium

Referee: Steve Lyons and Tony De Las Heras
Touch Judges: David Abood and Ricky McFarlane
Referee: Steve Clark

Playing at home on a Friday night against possibly the worst team in 1st grade, their halfback coming back from injury and Luke Lewis named to start??..... No excuses for the Penrith Panthers will everything in their favour against the Cowboys at CUA. If the mountain men lose this one I will head out to Penrith Whitewater Stadium and swim the rafting course wearing nothing but my old footy shorts, circa 1992.  

Having now lost anyone reading this preview, let me be bold in the following prediction and say that Petero Civoniceva will personally do whatever it takes to ensure a Penrith win and is well supported by Lewis and Trent Waterhouse. Last week's loss against Melbourne could be blamed on poor handling and poor decision making from the Penrith backline and you can bet Petero has told them all about it.

My Man of the Match Prediction: Petero Civoneceva
My Tip: Panthers 28-18

The Teams

  Penrith Panthers               North Queensland Cowboys 
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T. Grant
S. Elford
1. Lachlan CooteFullback1. Matt Bowen
2. Michael GordonWing2. Ashley Graham
3. Michael JenningsCentre3. John Williams
4. Adrian PurtellCentre4. Willie Tonga
5. Brad TigheWing5. Will Tupou
6. Travis BurnsFive Eighth6. Arana Taumata
7. Luke WalshHalfback7. Johnathan Thurston
8. Sam McKendryProp8. Matthew Scott
9. Kevin KingstonHooker9. Aaron Payne
10. Petero CivonicevaProp10. Willie Mason
11. Trent WaterhouseSecond Row11. Scott Bolton
12. Frank PritchardSecond Row12. Leeson Ah Mau
13. Luke LewisLock13. Luke O'Donnell
14. Masada IosefaInterchange14. Anthony Watts
15. Matthew BellInterchange15. Dane Hogan
16. Nathan SmithInterchange16. Carl Webb
17. Gavin CooperInterchange17. James Tamou
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S. Southern
M. Achuch
R. Thompson
S. Rapira

Head to Head

2010 NRL - Round 2 Dairy Farmers Stadium North Queensland Cowboys 28-20
2009 Round 20 Dairy Farmers Stadium, Townsville Penrith Panthers 28-20
2008 Round 12 Dairy Farmers Stadium Penrith Panthers 19-18
2007 Round 22 CUA Stadium North Queensland Cowboys 30-26
2007 Round 9 Dairy Farmers Stadium Penrith Panthers 22-12

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