Friday 24th August, 09:00 (UK)
Mt Smart Stadium
What channel is it on?
UK – Sky Sports Arena
Australia – Foxtel, LIVE PASS
Where can I stream the match?
UK – Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via Sky Go
Australia – https://www.telstra.com.au/tv-movies-music/sports-offer
Are tickets still available?
Head Coach: Stephen Kearney
Starting 13: Tuivasa-Sheck, Fusitu’a, Hiku, Kata, Maumalo, Lino, Johnson, Gavet, Luke, Paasi, Papali’i, Blair, Mannering – Interchanges: Tevaga, Harris, Afoa, Pulu – Reserves: Gelling, Satae
Unavailable: Nathaniel Roache, Sam Lisone, Blake Green, Gerard Beale
Head Coach: Cameron Ciraldo
Starting 13: Watene-Zelezniak, Mansour, Blake, Whare, Crichton, Peachey, Cleary, Merrin, Egan, Campbell-Gillard, Kikau, Yeo, Fisher-Harris – Interchanges: May, Leota, Harawira-Naera, Tamou – Reserves: Katoa, Ellis
Unavailable: Sam McKendry, Dylan Edwards, Jarome Luai, James Maloney, Jack Hetherington
Both of these teams need a win this week for different play-off related reasons. The Warriors still aren’t mathematically secure in the play-offs with one more win or even a draw securing their spot. The Panthers on the other hand are seeking a top 4 spot and will realistically need two wins from their last two games to give themselves a chance. Both suffered disappointing defeats last week and will be keen to bounce back but are missing some key players, namely the starting five-eighth pair of Blake Green and James Maloney. The Warriors are arguably better equipped to deal with that loss and on home soil, they can secure their spot in the finals.