Melbourne Storm vs Penrith Panthers – Regular Season – Preview & Prediction | NRL 2022
When is Melbourne Storm vs Penrith Panthers on and what time does it start? Melbourne Storm vs Penrith Panthers will take place on Saturday 14th May, 2022 – 10:45 (UK)
Where is Melbourne Storm vs Penrith Panthers taking place? Melbourne Storm vs Penrith Panthers will take place at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia
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What channel is Melbourne Storm vs Penrith Panthers 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 Melbourne Storm vs Penrith Panthers? 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
- Melbourne Storm produced yet another scintillating attacking display as they ran in 42 points in their victory over St. George Illawarra Dragons to continue their brilliant run of form and leapfrog Penrith Panthers at the top of the ladder.
- The Storm have now won their last six games and have scored at least 30 points in each of those but they have suffered a huge blow ahead of this important clash with Ryan Papenhuyzen ruled out with knee and hamstring issues.
Starting 13: Wishart, Meaney, Seve, Olam, Coates, Munster, Hughes, J. Bromwich, H. Grant, Asofa-Solomona, Kaufusi, K. Bromwich, King – Interchanges: B. Smith, Loiero, Lewis, J. Grant – Reserves: Johns, Kamikamica
Unavailable: Christian Welch, George Jennings, Tepai Moeroa, Ryan Papenhuyzen, Reimis Smith
- Penrith Panthers’ brilliant winning streak on home soil was ended as they suffered their first loss of the campaign, going down to rivals Parramatta Eels last week in what was a disappointing loss for the reigning premiers.
- They will hope to bounce back at the first time of asking in this clash as they aim to return to the top of the ladder and they will be confident of doing so as they come into this with no injury concerns thanks to Scott Sorensen’s return to the side.
Starting 13: Edwards, May, Tago, S. Crichton, To’o, Luai, Cleary, Leota, Koroisau, Fisher-Harris, Kikau, Martin, Yeo – Interchanges: Kenny, Sorensen, Leniu, Salmon – Reserves: Jennings, Eisenhuth
This should be a humdinger between the best two teams in the NRL in the shape of Melbourne Storm and Penrith Panthers with it set up to be not only the game of Magic Round but also the season. The Storm moved level on points with the Panthers thanks to claiming a sixth straight win last week while the defending premiers suffered their first defeat of the season as they were beaten by Parramatta Eels. With so little to split the 8-1 teams, this should be a fascinating contest and while the Storm will be hampered by the loss of influential fullback Ryan Papenhuyzen to injury, their excellent attacking form of late cannot be ignored so they are the tentative pick to prevail in this matchup.