NRL Match Previews - Penrith v South Sydney (Round 24)

20-08-2010 07:35PM at CUA Stadium, Penrith

Referee: Ben Cummins and Gavin Badger
Touch Judges: David Abood and Adam Devcich
Referee: Paul Simpkins

Both clubs chasing some nature of good form heading into the finals but the difference is, Souths need to find it and find it now. Win or face the prospect of Mad Monday on Russell's farm but I'm sure the bunnies have other ideas as they head west to CUA stadium on Friday night. The Panthers have their own problems. Since their hard fought win against the Dragons six weeks ago, Penrith have won only one game and that win came against the Cowboys.  

To make matters worse for the home side, they have conceded 43 second half points in their last two matches whilst scoring only 12. If their home ground is to give them a boost, it has to happen now but we predict the visiting Rabbitohs may have something up their sleeve and overcome the loss of John Sutton to surprise the Panthers in our upset of the week. Sandow v Walsh a great battle of the little men.

My Man of the Match Prediction: Isaac Luke
My Tip: South Sydney 24-20

The Teams

  Penrith Panthers               South Sydney Rabbitohs 
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T. Grant
D. Simmons
N. Plum
L. Coote
S. Elford
J. Paulo
1. Michael GordonFullback1. Rhys Wesser
2. Sandor EarlWing2. Nathan Merritt
3. Michael JenningsCentre3. Colin Best
4. Brad TigheCentre4. Beau Champion
5. Adrian PurtellWing5. Fetuli Talanoa
6. Travis BurnsFive Eighth6. Luke Capewell
7. Luke WalshHalfback7. Chris Sandow
8. Sam McKendryProp8. Jaiman Lowe
9. Kevin KingstonHooker9. Issac Luke
10. Petero CivonicevaProp10. Roy Asotasi
11. Trent WaterhouseSecond Row11. Sam Burgess
12. Frank PritchardSecond Row12. Eddy Pettybourne
13. Luke LewisLock13. Michael Crocker
15. Gavin CooperInterchange14. Craig Stapleton
16. Matthew BellInterchange15. Shannan McPherson
14. Daine LaurieInterchange16. Dave Tyrell
17. Nathan SmithInterchange17. Jason Clark
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J. Sutton
B. Ross
S. Geddes
B. Falloon
B. Lowe
D. Taylor
L. Stuart

Head to Head

2010 NRL - Round 12 ANZ Stadium South Sydney Rabbitohs 42-22
2009 Round 24 CUA Stadium, Penrith Penrith Panthers 40-10
2009 Round 18 ANZ Stadium, Homebush South Sydney Rabbitohs 36-12
2008 Round 3 CUA Stadium, Penrith Penrith Panthers 26-22
2007 Round 21 CUA Stadium Penrith Panthers 32-16

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