Time to look ahead to Sunday's decider! Rob Crosby has a full look at both teams and what to expect ...
47 hours ago
13-03-2011 03:00PM at Centrebet Stadium Penrith
A lot to like about the Panthers at home on a Sunday, especially with the forward pack they have. Kevin Kingston is a favourite of this blog and will hook the scrum with one of the games most promising young front rowers in Tm Grant, and hooking his other arm over one of the greatest ever, Petero Civoniceva. This could be enough to give Luke Walsh and a healthy Lachlan Coote the space they need to score plenty for the home side.
These two clubs have a history of playing in high scoring matches, especially when conditions suit as they should this Sunday afternoon. For the Knights, not much has changed from last year; Chris Houston and Neville Costigan will toughen them up, but keep an eye on Beau Henry. The Knights five-eighth makes his first great debut after starring in the under 20s competition. His first experience in the NRL will be to listen to Travis Burns sledge him for 80 minutes. Enjoy.
|Penrith Panthers Newcastle Knights|
|2010||NRL - Round 13||CUA Stadium||Penrith Panthers||28-10|
|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|