Priddis backs
young rake


Penrith will be hoping for a happy homecoming when it hosts Cronulla tonight in the opening game of round eight of the NRL season.

The Panthers have played their first six games away from home this season due to stadium renovations, and will be keen to get back in the winners circle after a pair of heavy defeats to Brisbane and Melbourne.

Penrith fill-in skipper Luke Priddis, who has been moved from hooker to halfback for the clash in the absence of injured playmaker Craig Gower, admits the Panthers have panicked in recent weeks, but is confident they can find their composure back on home soil.