Panthers coach warns his team to
beware of depleted Knights

Round 15 of the National Rugby League kicks off tonight with the Panthers hosting Newcastle at Penrith Football Stadium. The Knights will be without their five NSW State of Origin stars, including captain Andrew Johns, as well as suspended Blues forward Josh Perry.

But the Knights haven't lost at the foot of the mountains since 1993 and Penrith coach John Lang has warned his fourth-placed team not to underestimate its depleted opposition.

The Knights could leapfrog the Panthers into the top four if they continue their 10-year winning record at Penrith.