[2021] R2 Bulldogs v Panthers - Game Day Thread

Game Day Information

:rugby_football: Match Canterbury Bulldogs v Penrith Panthers
:stadium: Venue Bankwest Stadium, Parramatta NSW
:clock10: Time Saturday 20th March 2021 3:00pm
:tickets: Tickets Available via Ticketek
:stadium: Gates Open Open at 12:30pm
:rugby_football: Other Matches NSW Mounties v Penrith Panthers 12:40pm
JFC Canterbury Bulldogs v Penrith Panthers 10:30pm*
:sun_behind_rain_cloud: Weather :cloud_with_lightning_and_rain: Thunderstorms 23°C (85% 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 To ensure the safety of everyone at Bankwest Stadium,
all fans will be required to check in on the Service NSW app or
webform before entering the venue.

* Jersey Flegg to be played at Belmore Sports Ground.

:rugby_football: Telstra Premiership | Full Time

Penrith Panthers 28 Tries Viliame Kikau (2), Paul Momirovski (2), Tyrone May.
Goals Nathan Cleary (2/3), Stephen Crichton (2/2)
Canterbury Bulldogs 0 Tries None
Goals None

:rugby_football: New South Wales Cup | Full Time

Penrith Panthers 28 Tries Izack Tago (2), Billy Burns, Matt Burton.
Goals Kurt Falls (5/5), Matt Burton (1/1)
Mounties 8 Tries Rhys Davies, Watson Heleta.
Goals Aaron Schoupp (0/2)

:rugby_football: Jersey Flegg | Postponed

Postponed due to weather. :cloud_with_lightning_and_rain:

:trophy: Dally M Points

Pts Player Team
:1st_place_medal: 3pts Jerome Luai Penrith Panthers
:2nd_place_medal: 2pts Viliame Kikau Penrith Panthers
:3rd_place_medal: 1pts Brian To’o Penrith Panthers

Postgame Media








Telstra Premiership Knock On Effect NSW Cup NSW Jersey Flegg
:rugby_football: Bulldogs v Panthers :rugby_football: Bulldogs v Panthers :rugby_football: Bulldogs v Panthers
:clock3: Saturday 20/3 3:00pm :clock3: Saturday 20/3 12:40pm :clock3: Saturday 20/3 10:30am
:stadium: Bankwest Stadium :stadium: Bankwest Stadium :stadium: Belmore Sports Ground
1. Dylan Edwards 1. Sunia Turuva 1. Sadee Sub Laban
2. Charlie Staines 2. Rob Jennings 2. Flynn Isaacs
3. Paul Momirovski 3. Jaeman Salmon 3. Logan Dickson
4. Stephen Crichton 4. Izack Tago 4. Thomas Jenkins
5. Brian To’o 5. Taylan May 5. Ethan Clark-Wood
6. Jarome Luai 6. Matt Burton 6. Niwhai Puru
7. Nathan Cleary (C) 7. Kurt Falls 7. Hayden Bonanno
8. Moses Leota 8. Jayden Tanner 8. Luke Bain
9. Apisai Koroisau + :small_red_triangle_down: 9. Mitch Kenny :small_red_triangle: 9. Luke Sommerton
10. James Fisher-Harris 10. Lindsay Smith 10. Liam Henry
11. Viliame Kikau 11. John Faiumu 11. Sunita Lotoaniu
12. Kurt Capewell 12. Billy Burns 12. Brad Fearnley
13. Isaah Yeo (C) 13. Scott Sorensen 13. Hohepa Puru
14. Tyrone May 14. Brendan Hands 14. Connor Mason
15. Spencer Leniu 15. Alec Susino 15. Mavrik Geyer
16. Matt Eisenhuth 16. Billy Tsikrikas 16. Hanna El-Nachar
17. Liam Martin 17. Anton Iaria 17. Tyreece Tonga
18. Scott Sorensen :small_red_triangle_down: 18. Trent Toelau 18. Immanuel Tagaloamatua
19. Matt Burton :small_red_triangle_down: 19.Uenuku Malesala
20. Rob Jennings :small_red_triangle_down:
21. Mitch Kenny :small_red_triangle:
HC Ivan Cleary HC Peter Wallace HC Ben Harden
AC Andrew Webster AC Kevin Kingston
AC Cameron Ciraldo

Match Officials

Telstra Premiership K.O.E Cup NSW NSW Jersey Flegg
Referee Peter Gough TBA TBA
Sideline Official Chris Butler TBA TBA
Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamskil TBA TBA
Video Referee Alan Shortall - -

Referee Success Rate

Referee Active Since 2021 Overall Pen. For Pen. Against Ratio
Peter Gough 2016 (0/0) 100.00% (2/6) 33.33% 21.5 25 0.86

Team lists are a joke…Just reading Broncos named both players that went to hospital but not lodge who has a hammy problem, and Knights named Kurt Mann who done his MCL

What is the actual point of naming teams on Tuesday?

:mega: Team lists & Officials Information have been updated.

Who is Andrew Webster (AC) ???

I should know, but for the life of me I can’t seem to place him.

Andrew Webster joined Penrith this year, coached 6 years at Hull KR, and been in coaching roles at a few NRL clubs more recently (Tigers, Eels, Warriors).

Here is an interview the Panthers did with him preseason.

Thanks for that Steve. :blush:

attacking coach and his references are Tigers,Eels and Warriors.

my my

anyways from what i saw on the weekend Bulldogs were simply terrible and the only interest in this game will be the Panthers who are now at the dogs and how they lift to give us the finger

Hetherington for example IMO was lucky some of his cheap shots didn’t land ( on the weekend, and suspect he will go out of his way to try and hurt some of our team.

We will need to lift and improve over last week but expect us to win.

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Anyone know what’s happened to Brent Naden? He was fullback in NSW Cup last week, but not listed this week. Is he injured?

2 week suspension for a tackle gone wrong

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Thanks, Tom. Pity, he needs game time.

Naden, perhaps keen to make amends for his actions late last season, had a series of serious brainfarts on the weekend. It started with the ref missing a clear 6 again for a touch from an opponent, then soon after a shoulder charge by a souths player on Falls following his kick. Naden blew up big time yelling at the ref. Soon after he cleanly caught a kick in goal & the ref ruled a 20m tap. Clearly Naden then said something & the ref changed the tap for Penrith into a penalty to Souths, from which they scored in the corner, Naden coming in late & getting sent to the bin & an 8 point try awarded! Souths scored again before half time with Naden off the field, and again soon after his return, just after half time. We went from 18-0 up to down 18-26. We then came back to win 36-16.
I guess neither Wally of IC would have been too impressed with Naden.

so … it’s raining ‘cats and dogs’ @ Bank West this arvo.
I hope the footy isn’t too affected to dull the enthusiasm of those
brave enough to venture out. A Panther win would suffice despite
the appalling weather. Fingers crossed !!!

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Kenny might be on the bench, he is not playing 2nds

Panthers hooker Apisai Koroisau will be sidelined for an extended period after suffering a broken wrist in the team’s Round 1 victory over North Queensland Cowboys.

The 28-year-old Fijian international was replaced early in the second half at Panthers Stadium, with scans later confirming the severity of the injury.

Koroisau has undergone surgery and is expected to be sidelined for at least six weeks.

Mitch Kenny is expected to start at hooker in Saturday’s NRL clash against the Bulldogs.

Burton, Sorensen & Jennings all playing NSW Cup. Koroisau injured, so our 17 is settled. Only a question of if Kenny or May start at hooker.

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Kenny for mine. He’s been understudy before & done a good job. Keep May as the utility.

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I like the look of Kurt Falls in NSW Cup. Has nailed 2 sideline conversions in this weather.

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Hey Brian Dorrigo copping it’s fair share of rain, how you holding up?

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should have left Kenny on the bench on his first half…simply not up to this level imo and shows a serious weakness for us with Api out
I think Mamarovski and Crichton are still dry or standing under cover somewhere cause aint seen them.