[2019] R22 Broncos v Panthers - Game Day Thread

Game Day Information #NRLBroncosPanthers

:rugby_football: Match Brisbane Broncos v Penrith Panthers
:stadium: Venue Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane QLD
:clock10: Time Friday 16th August 2019 7:55pm
:tickets: Tickets Ticketek [Link]
:stadium: Gates Open Gates Open 6:00pm
:rugby_football: Other Matches CCN Penrith Panthers v Western Suburbs Magpies SUN 18/8 1:10pm*
JFC Penrith Panthers v Wests Tigers SUN 18/8 11:00am*
:sun_behind_rain_cloud: Weather :sun_behind_small_cloud: Partly Cloudy 17°C (2% Chance of Rain :cloud_with_rain:)
:tv: Broadcast :tv: Channel Nine HD [LIVE]
:tv: Fox League (Channel 502) [LIVE]
:desktop_computer: NRL Live Pass [LIVE]
:kayo: Kayo Sports [LIVE]
:radio: ABC Sydney 702AM [LIVE]
:radio: 2GB Sydney 873AM [LIVE]
:radio: MMM Sydney 104.9FM [LIVE]

Canterbury Cup and Jersey Flegg matches to be played at Panthers Stadium, Penrith NSW

:rugby_football: Telstra Premiership | Full Time

Brisbane Broncos 24 Tries Jamayne Isaako (2), Kotoni Staggs, Payne Haas
Goals Jamayne Isaako (4/5)
Penrith Panthers 12 Tries Nathan Cleary, Brian To’o
Goals Nathan Cleary (2/2)

:rugby_football: Canterbury Cup NSW | Full Time

Penrith Panthers 24 Tries Matt Burton, Malakai Watene-Zelezniak, Kaide Ellis, Charlie Staines
Goals Dean Blore (2/3), Brendan Hands (2/2)
Western Suburbs Magpies 18 Tries Jack Miller, Watson Heleta, Robbie Rochow
Goals Bilal Maarbani (3/3)

:rugby_football: Jersey Flegg Cup | Full Time

Wests Tigers 34 Tries Logen Dillon (2), Shondre Lee-Silva, Rua Ngatikaura, Liam Scolari, Zac Cini
Goals Ben Stevanovic (5/6)
Penrith Panthers 6 Tries Glenn McGrady
Goals Glenn McGrady (1/1)

Post Game Media








Telstra Premiership Canterbury Cup NSW Jersey Flegg Cup
:rugby_football: Broncos v Panthers :rugby_football: Panthers v WS Magpies :rugby_football: Panthers v Wests Tigers
:clock3: Friday 16/8 7:55pm :clock3: Sunday 18/8 1:10pm :clock3: Sunday 18/8 11:00
:stadium: Suncorp Stadium :stadium: Panthers Stadium :stadium: Panthers Stadium
1. Dylan Edwards 1. Charlie Staines 1. Glenn Mcgrady
2. Josh Mansour 2. Malakai Watene-Zelezniak 2. Luke Geary
3. Stephen Crichton 3. Dean Whare 3. Jake Tago
4. Brent Naden 4. Tyrell Fuimaono 4. Shannon Harris
5. Brian To’o 5. Matheson Johns 5. Thomas Lofts
6. James Maloney 6. Matt Burton 6. Adam Fearnley
7. Nathan Cleary 7. Dean Blore 7. Hayden Bonanno
8. James Tamou (C) 8. Sam Mckendry 8. John Trimboli
9. Mitch Kenny 9. Brendan Hands 9. Ryan Pritchard
10. James Fisher-Harris 10. Kaide Ellis 10. Lindsay Smith
11. Viliame Kikau 11. Billy Burns 11. Alex Myles
12. Liam Martin 12. Frank Winterstein 12. Terrell May
13. Isaah Yeo 13. Hame Sele 13. J’Maine Hopgood (C)
14. Sione Katoa 14. Reed Izzard 14. Maurice Trindall
15. Spencer Leniu 15. Nick Lui-Toso 15. Brad Gaut
16. Moses Leota 16. Pat Hollis 16. Jayden Tanner
17. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 17. Paea Pua 17. Ratu Nanovo
18. Dean Whare 18. Jack Quinn
19. Billy Burns
20. Kaide Ellis
21. Hame Sele
Coach: Ivan Cleary Coach: Guy Missio Coach: Ben Harden

Match Officials

Telstra Premiership Canterbury Cup NSW Jersey Flegg
Referee Ashley Klein Todd Smith Charlie Suters
Chris Sutton - -
Sideline Official Tim Roby Adam Reid Lyndsay Packer
Michael Wise Drew Oultram Cameron Turner
Video Referee Steve Chiddy - -
Ben Galea - -

Referee Success Rate

Referee Active Since 2019 Overall Pen. For Pen. Against Ratio
Ashley Klein 2009 (0/4) 0.00% (7/29) 24.14% 103.5 104 1.00
Chris Sutton 2009 (1/2) 50.00% (13/28) 46.43% 91 95.5 0.95

Would love to see Billy Burns make his debut in the 17 at the expense of Katoa.

This kid has been fantastic all year (not to mention last year), surprised he hasn’t debuted yet.

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I see the broncos have their regular MOM in Klein selected in their team, so we are starting from behind the 8-ball. Maybe we can still win???

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I wonder what Klein’s stats are when ‘officiating’ the Broncos?

0/4 is a huge concern but could very well work in our favour :thinking:

then we have ole mate ‘chiddy chiddy bang bang’ to satisfy !

Broncos are 20 & 13 under Klein.

Take a look at the stats here: Rugby League Tables / Ashley Klein - Referee

Our 7 & 22 is an unbelievable differential under him compared to our overall record. There is nothing for other teams that even comes close - he is clearly biased against us.


That is just wrong, I’m guessing the majority of losses are this season, due to the fact they are pathetic.

Hope I haven’t spoke too soon :woozy_face:

gag Maloney, they clearly don’t see eye to eye !

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If you were Chinese Puss I could have sworn you were talking about Nathan or Ivan :rofl:

… lucky then this is Panther Pride and not Panda Pride eh !

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i personally would not have changed the team at all from last week despite someone like Maloney coming back from suspension and on the refs, only way to take them out of the game is to score more points than the other mob, don’t give away dumb penalties and shut your mouth other than the Captain making points to the refs…not insulting them.

Of all games this is a must win, we need to win and move away from the teams below us on the ladder.
We have a good record against Broncos although this is not the side they would have thought they would have earlier in the year, much like us really.

my understanding is that Burton could only play last week via an exemption [Maloney being out]. In any case, whilst he made a good debut, if we are to win tonight, more than likely Maloney will be a major contributor - he mostly finds some way for us to win, somehow

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Or busts his arse trying anyway.

Maloney is a must but Cleary needs to have a go just like last week.

This game will be won in the forwards and we need to run traffic at their halves all night.

thanks for the info re Burton which changes everything but to your point about Maloney

I wouldn’t have him anywhere near this squad now he is committed elsewhere.

I have always seen him as a liability in defence and with the refs.

hope he makes my comments look poor judgement tonight but i think he is our weakness

Will be interesting to see how he influences Cleary and our shape tonight.

Broncos will run everything at Maloney…absolutely everything

I will be the first to say he won the game for us if he does…lets see

SBF - re Maloney, I hope you’re as good as your word.

I don’t know if Maloney will win us the game, but I will do him the courtesy of recognising hi status as a professional who will give his best until his contract is up. I think he’ll be invaluable over the rest of the season and - if we make them - the finals.

Whare is back at centre tonight, replacing Crichton, who has an ankle injury. I think that will be good for us. I really rate Whare. He hasn’t been in great form but, in Brisbane against the Broncos, I’m happy we have a bloke renowned for his defence at centre, rather than 2 rookies.

Edwards did a lot of dummy half & was up in the line til tackle 4 last week. It got him involved & put him in good position for support play off Cleary. Will be interested to see if that happens again tonight.

If we win this game, we SHOULD make the finals.

Over to you, boys.

well there goes 2019 all on this site
To my point Maloney was useless but he wasn’t alone…our whole game was different to last week against sharks.

we are shocking

is anyone else honest enough to admit we are so bad?

Very very disappointing.

The game was there for us to win. We rushed passes and weren’t patient.

And when we are behind by 6 with 20 to go and get a penalty in front - take the kick and make it a 4 point game.

Simple stuff let us down - one tackler high, one low for instance.

I can see season 2019 slipping away

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I am not prepared to blame Maloney, for mine our issue is he is a class above, by that I mean he plays to fast for a mediocre team, not sure how he will go outside a team who is at their peak. All of his success has been at superior “team” environments, blokes playing for each other. We however have too many 5 minute heroes.

The Broncos didn’t win tonight, WE LOST !!!

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You must be related to Maloney and your comment of he being being too good for a mediocre team is…well an insult
The “mediocre” team did alright without him last week didn’t they?

Whare proved he is not NRL material tonight as did Mansour who was terrible but again they were not alone

That being said the Broncos were awful which only points to how bad we were.
And calls went against us like the Milford “trip”…the 7 swinging arm on Edwards and gets the bin…but despite the rough calls we were bloody awful

And Maloney was awful…did he kick for the sideline once like Burton did?

Burton had options…Maloney had ZERO and was terrible in defence again!