NRL Match Previews - Sharks v Panthers (Round 10)

16-05-2010 03:00PM at Toyota Stadium

Referee: Jason Robinson and Brett Suttor
Touch Judges: Russell Turner and Gavin Morris
Referee: Paul Simpkins

Since the signing of Tim Smith, the Sharks have looked less like a reserve grade team and more like a team with the potential to drag themselves out a horrible last 12 months. They obviously haven't reached this potential yet and are still struggling to score points, but they will fight hard again in this match on Sunday afternoon. This might test the visiting Panthers but eventually class will prevail.

That class is represented by none other than Michael Jennings. He will more than likely be up against Taulima Tautai and the Panthers will want to take full advantage of this. If wise enough, Luke Walsh and Kevin Kingston will be looking to give their star centre plenty of opportunities to apply his craft. If they do, he will be unstoppable. They will. He is. Good platform to be laid by the Penrith's impressive pack of forwards and 'Jenko' does the rest. Do I sound like a Jennings fan?

My Man of the Match Prediction: Petero Civoniceva
My Tip: Panthers 28-10

The Teams

  Cronulla Sutherland Sharks               Penrith Panthers 
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J. Bukuya
R. Williams
1. Nathan GardnerFullback1. Lachlan Coote
2. Blake FergusonWing2. Michael Gordon
3. Dean CollisCentre3. Michael Jennings
4. Taulima TautaiCentre4. Adrian Purtell
5. Isaac GordonWing5. Shane Elford
6. Trent BarrettFive Eighth6. Travis Burns
7. Tim SmithHalfback7. Luke Walsh
8. Kade SnowdenProp8. Wade Graham
9. John MorrisHooker9. Kevin Kingston
10. Luke DouglasProp10. Petero Civoniceva
11. Grant MillingtonSecond Row11. Trent Waterhouse
12. Anthony TupouSecond Row12. Frank Pritchard
13. Paul GallenLock13. Luke Lewis
14. Adam CuthbertsonInterchange14. Masada Iosefa
15. Broderick WrightInterchange15. Nathan Smith
16. Paul AitonInterchange16. Matthew Bell
17. Siosaia VaveInterchange17. Sam McKendry
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M. Blair
W. Graham
D. Laurie

Head to Head

2009 Round 10 CUA Stadium, Penrith Penrith Panthers 26-22
2009 Round 1 Toyota Stadium Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 18-10
2008 Round 13 CUA Stadium, Penrith Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 24-22
2008 Round 6 Toyota Park Penrith Panthers 21-20
2007 Round 1 Toyota Park Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 18-0

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