2021 NRL – Penrith Panthers vs Sydney Roosters Preview & Prediction

Select the sports you want to hear about and TSZ will send the best previews, analysis and predictions straight to your inbox. Sign up today!

THE FACTS

When is Penrith Panthers vs Sydney Roosters taking place? Friday 18th June, 2021 – 10:55 (UK)

Where is Penrith Panthers vs Sydney Roosters taking place? BlueBet Stadium, Penrith

Where can I get tickets for Penrith Panthers vs Sydney Roosters? Click here for ticket information on 2021 NRL matches

What channel is Penrith Panthers vs Sydney Roosters on? Sky Sports Arena will be televising selected NRL games in the UK and you can find their schedule here. For Australian broadcasters, you can find a list here

Where can I stream Penrith Panthers vs Sydney Roosters? If televised on Sky Sports, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go. Alternatively, the match will be available to subscribers of Watch NRL

THE TEAM NEWS

PENRITH PANTHERS

Starting 13: Edwards, Staines, Crichton, Burton, To’o, Luai, Cleary, Leota, Koroisau, Fisher-Harris, Martin, Capewell, Yeo – Interchanges: Kenny, Sorensen, Eisenhuth, Tago – Reserves: Leniu, Hopgood, May, Naden

Unavailable: Viliame Kikau (Injured)

  • Penrith Panthers have now suffered back-to-back losses with their perfect start to the season ending in dramatic fashion but they will not mind too much having fielded weakened sides in their past two games.
  • The Panthers almost produced a brilliant comeback in their clash with Cronulla Sharks last week and despite pulling back from 18 points down, they were edged by a late field goal but their key men are now back in the side following their State of Origin commitments.

SYDNEY ROOSTERS

Starting 13: Tedesco, Tupou, J. Morris, Manu, Ikuvalu, Lam, Walker, Waerea-Hargreaves, Keighran, Taukeiaho, Crichton, Tupouniua, Liu – Interchanges: Verrills, E. Butcher, Suluka-Fifita, Baker – Reserves: Hau Tapuha, Thomas, Smith, Suaalii

Unavailable: Luke Keary (Injured), Freddy Lussick (Injured), Brett Morris (Injured), Lindsay Collins (Injured), Drew Hutchison (Injured), Victor Radley (Suspended), Ben Marschke (Suspended), Nat Butcher (Injured)

  • Sydney Roosters made it successive wins as they overcame Gold Coast Titans last week but they were given an almighty scare in that contest and they needed a late show to come from behind to secure the thrilling win.
  • The Tricolours were coasting when ahead 4-30 but the Titans scored 30 unanswered points before Matt Ikuvalu drew the Roosters level and youngster Sam Walker sealed the victory with a field goal in the dying stages.

THE PREDICTION

After winning their opening 12 matches of the campaign, Penrith Panthers have now lost their last two and that has seen them surrender top spot on the ladder as a result. They will be looking to return to winning ways here and will be confident of doing so with their Origin stars back in the fold but they face a tricky clash with Sydney Roosters. The away side have done a good job to deal with their long injury list so far this season but facing a focused Penrith outfit who also boast home advantage, the hosts should prove to be too good in this one.

TSZ Latest