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11 hours ago
18-03-2011 07:45PM at Parramatta Stadium
Referees: Shayne Hayne and Gerard Sutton
Touch Judges: Jeff Younis and Ricky MacFarlane
Video Referee: Paul Simpkins
If Rugby League teams are truly 'only as good as their last game', this one is an easy tip. However, beware a wounded football team such as the Panthers especially this week when they face their Western Sydney arch enemies, the Eels at Parramatta Stadium on Friday night. The finest league fans from Mt Druitt to Merrylands will be out in force for this one and they will see a continuation of the intense rivalry that exists between these clubs.
Can the Panthers play any worse than they did last week? Will they be affected by the short turnaround after playing in sweltering conditions last Sunday? Will league legend Petero Civoniceva have to put up with more personal attacks from the Parramatta faithful? No, no and no. The experience in the Penrith club shines through as Luke Lewis and Michael Jennings turn up to bring the Eels back down to earth. Lachlan Coote a standout for the visitors.
My Tip: Panthers 24-14
|Parramatta Eels Penrith Panthers|
|2010||NRL - Round 19||CUA Stadium||Parramatta Eels||34-28|
|2009||Round 25||Parramatta Stadium||Parramatta Eels||48-6|
|2009||Round 17||CUA Stadium, Penrith||Penrith Panthers||38-34|
|2008||Round 17||Parramatta Stadium||Penrith Panthers||22-16|
|2008||Round 8||CUA Stadium, Penrith||Parramatta Eels||26-18|