[2020] R2 Dragons v Panthers - Game Day Thread

Game Day Information #NRLDragonsPanthers

:rugby_football: Match St. George Illawarra Dragons v Penrith Panthers
:stadium: Venue Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Kogarah NSW
:clock10: Time Friday 20th March 2019 6:00pm
:tickets: Tickets Not Available due to Lockout [LINK]
:stadium: Gates Open Event Closed to Public
:rugby_football: Other Matches CCN Penrith Panthers v St. George Illawarra Dragons SAT 21/3 5:00pm*
JFC Penrith Panthers v St. George Illawarra Dragons SAT 21/3 3:00pm*
:sun_behind_rain_cloud: Weather :sunny: Sunny 30°C (0% Chance of Rain :cloud_with_rain:)
:tv: Broadcast :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]
:warning: Notice NRL Matches starting from Round 2 will be played at venues
closed to the public. Please refrain from traveling to the
stadium or congregating outside stadiums as this is not encouraged.

* Canterbury Cup and Jersey Flegg matches to be held at Windsor Sports Complex

:rugby_football: Telstra Premiership | Full Time

Penrith Panthers 32 Tries Apisai Koroisau, Nathan Cleary, Brent Naden, Viliame Kikau, Stephen Crichton
Goals Nathan Cleary (6/6)
St. George Illawarra
28 Tries Matthew Dufty (2), Brayden Wiliame, Zac Lomax, Corey Norman
Goals Zac Lomax (4/5)

Daly M Awards Points

3pts Penrith Panthers Nathan Cleary
2pts Penrith Panthers Josh Mansour
1pt St. George Illawarra Dragons Matt Dufty

Postgame Media








Telstra Premiership Canterbury Cup NSW Jersey Flegg Cup
:rugby_football: Dragons v Panthers :rugby_football: Panthers v Dragons :rugby_football: Panthers v Dragons
:clock3: Friday 20th March 6:00pm :clock3: Saturday 21st March 5:00pm :clock3: Saturday 21st March 3:00pm
:stadium: Netstrata Jubilee Stadium :stadium: Windsor Sports Complex :stadium: Windsor Sports Complex
1. Caleb Aekins 1. Daine Laurie 1. Glenn Mcgrady
2. Josh Mansour 2. Charlie Staines 2. Ezra Coulston
3. Dean Whare 3. Jed Cartwright 3. Taylan May
4. Brent Naden 4. Thomas Jenkins 4. Matthew Faauila
5. Brian To’o 5. Jake Tago 5. Logan Cohen-Dickson
6. Jarome Luai 6. Tyrone May 6. Maurice Trindall
7. Nathan Cleary 7. Kurt Falls 7. Dylan White
8. James Tamou (C) 8. Kaide Ellis (C) 8. Thomas Affleck
9. Api Koroisau 9. Mitch Kenny 9. Luke Sommerton
10. Zane Tetevano 10. Lindsay Smith 10. Liam Henry
11. Viliame Kikau 11. Pat Hollis 11. Ratu Nanovo
12. Isaah Yeo 12. John Faiumu 12. Zac Duclos
13. James Fisher-Harris 13. J’Maine Hopgood 13. Chase Chapman
14. Stephen Crichton 14. Brendan Hands 14. Fred Pupu
15. Billy Burns 15. John Trimboli 15. Aaron Mawhinney
16. Moses Leota 16. Jayden Tanner 16. Hanna El-Nachar
17. Liam Martin 17. Alex Myles 17. Ethan Clark-Wood
18. Matt Burton 18. Jarrod Brackenhofer 18. Flynn Isaacs
19. Jed Cartwright 19. George Tsikrikas
20. Kaide Ellis
21. Mitch Kenny
Coach: Ivan Cleary Coach: Peter Wallace Coach: Guy Missio

Match Officials

Telstra Premiership Canterbury Cup NSW Jersey Flegg
Referee Matt Cecchin TBA TBA
Jon Stone TBA -
Sideline Official Drew Oultram TBA TBA
Adam Cassidy TBA TBA
Video Referee Ashley Klein - -
Bryan Norrie - -

Referee Success Rate

Referee Active Since 2020 Overall Pen. For Pen. Against Ratio
Matt Cecchin 2001 (0/0) 100.00% (15/34) 44.12% 107.5 106 1.01
Jon Stone 2016 (0/0) 100.00% (6/10) 60.00% 39.5 39 1.01

I do hope we play fish up front, Yeo at lock and Martin out wide again.

Seems the best fit as Yeo shines in the middle, and Martin on the edge.

Likely Burns and Ellis come onto the bench. I think Zane will be a scratching.

I’d have Liam Martin in 3, keep Carty on the bench.

Whare was hopeless, when I say hopeless, just did not get involved, a stint in reggies might spark him up!

Not as silly as it sounds Kev, Martin is certainly mobile enough and can sure read the defense

100% SHF, I think we all know that Whare (when on) is more of a defensive centre, but both Martin and Carty are of the same ilk. The thing with Martin is, he is also fairly quick for the first 10-20 metres, thus if he can produce a passing game…….problem solved !

To be fair, Whare “has been” good, but that was in the past, I doubt we will see him produce his best again. He may be in it for longevity now :heavy_dollar_sign: :heavy_dollar_sign: :heavy_dollar_sign:

may not score length of the field tries but he can stop ‘em.
Just sayin !!,

Well, sitting here waiting for the Kayo kick-off, practicing social separation :slight_smile: There will be just 4 of us in the lounge room.

Beers cheaper than at the ground, but not sure how the boys will play in the silence??

We always seem to get beaten at Kogarah, & chicken-legs hates us almost as much as Cummins does.

Hoping for a good display! Cheers

“ four of us in the lounge room”, 1.5m apart? :upside_down_face:

Chairs already set up :slight_smile: Well ones for the wife, so that’s all good. When our son & his girlfriend arrive for the game, no kisses, hugs or handshakes, maybe just elbow bumps :slight_smile:

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Very strange without a crowd there. It is great hearing the collisions though.

bloody hell, we’ve given up a 12 point start
thru cheap turnovers. Discipline concentration
out the window. They need a rocket !

and what about Mansour?

That was a half of two halves :roll_eyes:

on the attack 10m out, saint gets a blood nose
courtesy of his own teamate. Let’s hold the game up
All advantage lost. What a load of rubbish !

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now a penalty against in the play the ball,
is that the first ???

That’ll do me, night !

i will take the win but you won’t win the comp playing like that against quality teams.

Crichton is showing something very special and i think Aekins might have played his last game at 1.

Might be even hard for Edwards to get back if Crichton continues his surge

Scary to think we have the composure and know we have potency in attack to score points, but again against a team who has more class than Dragons…might not work

Great to see we have options in attack

Oh well, now its onto Melbourne next week for a real showdown and it will only be 3 games but will give us diehards a real sense of where we are at against a benchmark team like the Storm

Enjoy again boys but lots to learn from this win

:mega: Round 2 Panther Pride Man of the Match voting is now open here


Hope you watched the last 10 minutes Puss!

High quality match considering no crowd and the stifling heat.

I think we came out of the blocks a little too hard, hence the middle comeback from the Dragons.

As much as he’s a great clubman, that will do me for Whare. Either Crichton in the centres, or if we can risk it, Crichton at fullback and Martin in the centres.

Either way Whare needs a spell in reggies, and Crichton needs to play 80 minutes.

How good was Cleary!