2018 NRL – Penrith Panthers vs Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Preview

AT A GLANCE

When? Saturday 30th June, 06:00 (UK)

Where? Panthers Stadium

What channel is it on? UK - Penrith Panthers vs Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles will not be televised live in the UK
Australia - Foxtel, LIVE PASS
Where can I stream the match? UK - N/A
Australia - https://www.telstra.com.au/tv-movies-music/sports-offer

Are tickets still available? http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/Show.aspx?sh=PAN1618

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

PANTHERS

Head Coach: Anthony Griffin

Starting 13: Watene-Zelezniak, Crichton, Peachey, Whare, Phillips, Maloney, Cleary, Merrin, Katoa, Tamou, Kikau, Yeo, Fisher-Harris – Interchanges: Egan, Ellis, Hetherington, Leota – Reserves: Luai, May, Lui-Toso

Unavailable: Sam McKendry, Waqa Blake, Josh Mansour, Dylan Edwards, Reagan Campbell-Gillard, Corey Harawira-Naera

  • Penrith suffered a heavy defeat in their last outing against Sydney Roosters. The Panthers went 18-0 down early on and never really responded as they ended up on the wrong side of a 32-6 scoreline.

  • Moses Leota and Viliame Kikau return to the side in place of the injured Reagan Campbell-Gillard who has a fractured cheekbone and Corey Harawira-Naera who misses out with a groin injury.

  • Penrith have a perfect record at Panthers Stadium this season with six wins from six games.

SEA EAGLES

Head Coach: Trent Barrett

Starting 13: T. Trbojevic, M. Wright, Suli, Kelly, Parker, Walker, Cherry-Evans, Fonua-Blake, Fainu, Taupau, Thompson, Lane, J. Trbojevic – Interchanges: Hodkinson, Winterstein, Paseka – Reserves: T. Wright, Sipley

Unavailable: Curtis Sironen, Kelepi Tanginoa, Lachlan Croker, Jake Gosiewski, Api Koroisau, Akuila Uate, Jorge Taufua

  • Manly suffered another heavy defeat as their miserable season continued. This time it was at the hands of league leaders St George who proved far too good

  • Akuila Uate and Jorge Tufua are out so Matt Wright and Brad Parker will line up on the wings. Dylan Walker is back from injury with Trent Hodkinson dropping to the bench.

  • The Sea Eagles have lost four games in a row and have won just one of their eight away games so far this season.

THE PREDICTION

Penrith will be looking to bounce back from their worst defeat of the season against the Sydney Roosters with a game on home soil where they have only lost once this season but they have won all six games at Panthers Stadium. The Panthers face a Manly side that have only won one of their eight games on the road. Manly suffered their seventh away defeat last time out as they were comfortably beaten against NRL leaders St George. Another big defeat could be on the way here with Penrith improving their home record to 7-1.