Monday's Expert - 2022 NRL Finals Week 3
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OUT NOW - we go inside the Penrith club culture with Viliame Kikau - plus the full match program for Round 12 of the NRL and teams & results for NSWRL, QRL and more.
This week, Paul Jobber gets the inside word on Penrith's 'lack of egos' as they continue their incredible early-season undefeated streak, hearing from second rower Viliame Kikau.
Add in this week's match program for the NRL, a full review of last round, teamlists and results from across NSW and QLD as well as a wrap on UK results, plus details on all 29 match review charges from last weekend's NRL round - and you've got all the info you need ahead of your footy weekend!
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