[2021] R15 Panthers v Roosters - Game Day Thread

Game Day Information

:rugby_football: Match Penrith Panthers v Sydney Roosters
:stadium: Venue Bluebet Stadium, Penrith NSW
:clock10: Time Friday 18th June 2021 7:55pm
:tickets: Tickets Available via Ticketek
:stadium: Gates Open Open at 5:30pm
:rugby_football: Other Matches NSW Penrith Panthers v North Sydney Bears 19/6 1:00pm*
JFC Penrith Panthers v Sydney Roosters 18/6 5:45am
:sun_behind_rain_cloud: Weather :sun_behind_small_cloud: Partly Cloudy 11°C (18% Chance of Rain :cloud_with_rain:)
:tv: Broadcast :tv: Channel Nine (FTA) [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]
To ensure the safety of everyone at Bluebet Stadium, all fans will be required to check in on the Service NSW app using the QR code provided or by using the COVIDSFE webform before entering the venue. Please also maintain distance from other supporters while entering and exiting the stadium.

* K.O.E NSW Cup to be played at Bluebet Stadium, Penrith on Saturday 19 June.

:rugby_football: Telstra Premiership | Full Time

Penrith Panthers 38 Tries Brian To’o (2), Stephen Crichton, Isaah Yeo, Nathan Cleary, Charlie Staines.
Goals Nathan Cleary (7/8)
Sydney Roosters 12 Tries Fletcher Baker, Adam Keighran.
Goals Adam Keighran (2/2)

:rugby_football: K.O.E NSW CUP | Full Time

Penrith Panthers 26 Tries Robert Jennings, Taylan May, Sunia Turuva, Brent Naden, Jaeman Salmon.
Goals Kurt Falls (3/5)
North Sydney Bears 16 Tries Billy Smith, Brad Abbey, Josh Bergamin.
Goals Ronald Volkman (2/3)

:rugby_football: Jersey Flegg Cup| Full Time

Penrith Panthers 22 Tries Mavrik Geyer, Logan Cohen, Liam Henry, Ethan Clark-Wood.
Goals Niwhai Puru (3/4)
Sydney Roosters 22 Tries Vuate Karawalevu (2), Jacob Preston, Luke Knight, Jack Mossman.
Goals Sandon Smith (1/5)

:trophy: Dally M Points

Votes are now undisclosed

Postgame Media








Telstra Premiership Knock On Effect NSW Cup Jersey Flegg
:rugby_football: Panthers v Roosters :rugby_football: Panthers v Bears :rugby_football: Panthers v Roosters
:clock3: Friday 18/6 7:55pm :clock3: Saturday 19/6 1:00pm :clock3: Friday 18/6 5:45pm
:stadium: Bluebet Stadium :stadium: Bluebet Stadium :stadium: Bluebet Stadium
1. Dylan Edwards 1. Brent Naden 1. Thomas Jenkins
2. Charlie Staines 2. Robert Jennings 2. Ethan Clark-Wood
3. Stephen Crichton 3. Paul Momirovski 3. Cody Lawson
4. Matt Burton 4. Sunia Turuva 4. Matthew Faauila
5. Brian To’o 5. Taylan May 5. Kristian Li-Mai
6. Jarome Luai 6. Jaeman Salmon 6. Niwhai Puru
7. Nathan Cleary (C) 7. Kurt Falls 7. Hayden Bonanno
8. Moses Leota 8. Spencer Leniu 8. Liam Henry
9. Apisai Koroisau 9. Brendan Hands 9. Luke Sommerton
10. James Fisher-Harris 10. Eddie Blacker 10. Brad Fearnley
11. Liam Martin 11. John Faiumu 11. Mavrik Geyer
12. Kurt Capewell 12. Arthur Crichton 12. Ativalu Lisati
13. Isaah Yeo (C) 13. Lindsay Smith 13. Hohepa Puru
14. Mitch Kenny 14. Soni Luke 14. Connor Mason
15. Scott Sorensen 15. Billy Tsikrikas 15. Valance Harris
16. Matt Eisenhuth 16. Jayden Tanner 16. Hanna El-Nachar
17. Izack Tago 17. Vito Tevaga 17. Logan Dickson
18. Spencer Leniu
19. J’Maine Hopgood
20. Tyrone May
21. Brent Naden
HC Ivan Cleary HC Peter Wallace HC Ben Harden
AC Andrew Webster AC Brad Drew
AC Cameron Ciraldo

Match Officials

Telstra Premiership K.O.E Cup NSW NSW Jersey Flegg
Referee Ashley Klein TBA TBA
Sideline Official Phil Henderson TBA TBA
David Munro TBA TBA
Video Referee Henry Perenara - -

Referee Success Rate

Referee Active Since 2021 Overall Pen. For Pen. Against Ratio
Ashley Klein 2009 (1/2) 50 % (11/34) 30.6% 129.5 128 1.01

:mega: Team Lists and Officials have been added here.




Some interesting changes in the squad this week.

All the Origin players are back on deck with a virtually full strength squad.

Tyrone May and Spencer Leniu moved to the extended squad, in place Mitch Kenny and Izack Tago are added to the bench.

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Tyrone May needs to smarten himself up or he’ll stay there.

Kenny won’t let anyone down if called upon. And Tago deserves an opportunity.

What is going on with Lenui? A real trier with energy to burn, hope he comes good for our sake.


Klein refereeing again?

Good to see Ivan has taken action with May and promoted Kenny and Tago.

Hope he doesn’t make late changes to bring May and Momo back. 1-17 as listed looks well balanced (although I would replace Sorensen with another prop if we had one fit and in form)

yes it is interesting to see May and Momirovski being dropped and Lenui must be a challenge for IC

he seems to have it all yet cannot put it all together and after 2 losses, IC is looking for some certainty from the squad and getting back on track

I still have grave concerns about Eisenhuth and Sorenson, yet like Tago being rewarded for energy and effort.

This is now a real must win game and should be no excuses with SOO players rested.

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I expect IC doesn’t like the antics of Spencer, and i tend to agree with him to a point. Don’t get me wrong, I love his enthusiasm in both defense and attack, but too many times with ball in hand he gets up and ‘plays the victim’ for whatever happened in the tackle. Get up and play the ball to enhance your TEAMS chances.

GOB SMACKED at Eisenhuth still in the side :roll_eyes:


Only if you call what Klein does refereeing…

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I’ll get in early. Tipping Crichton to have a blinder. :sunglasses:

Oh, and Staines to see more of the ball !!!


Matt Eisenhuth has been dropped, with Spencer Leniu coming onto the bench. Naden is the 18th man.

That’ll make a few people here happy!


I like the way we played the last 25mins, hope we go on with it

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looks like Robinson had one simple tactic and that was blitzkrieg
hit us hard and early and hope we make mistakes in coming back at them.

biggest congrats go to the hardy Panther fans who turned up in the rain and cold.

oddly the rain has moved away which signals bad news for the Roosters

We need to ice this now and make a real statement


We were running into the wind and rain in the first half. Both stopped at half time.

Martin looked exceptional at the ground. His energy and passion was second to none.

We ne very happy panther fan now at home, what a great team effort!


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


some scintillating backline play in the wet slippery conditions. Our blokes re invigorated the ‘team’ ethos, we were very,very good with our Origin contingent back from rep duties. The Roosters make no mistake, are a damn good side but we were far to good on the night. :sunglasses:


The NRL needs to implement substantive changes to protect playmakers from thugs.

So much talk about the first high shot on Cleary, but not a word said about the second shot (just on half time) when Cleary wasn’t falling and was hit in the face, and which was worthy of a sin-bin. I suspect that it was just a video ref square up.
I don’t think that Matt Eisenhuth was missed. He might be in for a long stint in reserves. Does Blacker ever gets a run in 1st grade?

I don’t know about Blacker, he hasn’t had many games in NSW cup.

I wouldn’t change too much from the 1-17 we played, barring injury of course. Maybe Kikau on the bench for Tago or Sorensen.

Momo, Eisenhuth and May certainly weren’t missed.

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