[2021] R7 Panthers v Knights - Game Day Thread

Game Day Information

:rugby_football: Match Penrith Panthers v Newcastle Knights
:stadium: Venue Bluebet Stadium, Penrith NSW
:clock10: Time Thursday 22nd April 2021 7:50pm
:tickets: Tickets Available via Ticketek
:rugby_football: Other Matches NSW Penrith Panthers v Newcastle Knights 22/4 5:30pm
JFC Penrith Panthers v Victoria Thunderbolts 24/4 3:00pm*
:sun_behind_rain_cloud: Weather :full_moon: Clear 15°C (1% 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.

* Jersey Flegg fixture is to be played at Bluebet Stadium, Penrith on Saturday 24th April.

:rugby_football: Telstra Premiership | Full Time

Penrith Panthers 24 Tries Stephen Crichton, Matt Burton, Dylan Edwards, Brian To’o.
Goals Nathan Cleary (4/5)
Newcastle Knights 6 Tries Starford To’a.
Goals Kalyn Ponga (1/1)

:rugby_football: Knock On Effect NSW Cup | Full Time

Penrith Panthers 19 Tries John Faiumu, Robert Jennings, Taylan May, Thomas Jenkins.
Goals Kurt Falls (1/4) FG Kurt Falls (1/1)
Newcastle Knights 6 Tries Liam Wilkinson.
Goals McKenzie Baker (1/1)

:rugby_football: Jersey Flegg Cup | Full Time

Penrith Panthers 40 Tries Niwhai Puru (3), Sadee Sub Laban (2), Logan Cohen, Ilai Tuia.
Goals Niwhai Puru (6/7)
Victoria Thunderbolts 20 Tries Sione Finau, Antonio Sanele, Teofilo Seigafo, Brandon Saena.
Goals Daniel Atkinson (2/4)

:trophy: Dally M Points

Pts Player Team
:1st_place_medal: 3pts James Fisher-Harris Penrith Panthers
:2nd_place_medal: 2pts Dylan Edwards Penrith Panthers
:3rd_place_medal: 1pt Jarome Luai Penrith Panthers

Judge: Steve Roach

Postgame Media









Telstra Premiership Knock On Effect NSW Cup Jersey Flegg
:rugby_football: Panthers v Knights :rugby_football: Panthers v Knights :rugby_football: Panthers v Thunderbolts
:clock3: Thursday 22/4 7:55pm :clock3: Thursday 22/4 5:30pm :clock3: Saturday 24/4 3:00pm
:stadium: Bluebet Stadium :stadium: Bluebet Stadium :stadium: Bluebet Stadium
21. Dylan Edwards :small_red_triangle: 1. Sunia Turuva 1. Sadee Sub Laban
2. Charlie Staines 2. Robert Jennings :small_red_triangle: 2. Logan Dickson
1. Stephen Crichton :left_right_arrow: 3. Brent Naden 3. Elone Taufa
4. Matt Burton 4. Izack Tago 4. Ethan Clark-Wood
5. Brian To’o 5. Taylan May 5. Flynn Isaacs
6. Jarome Luai 6. Jaeman Salmon 6. Niwhai Puru
7. Nathan Cleary (C) 7. Kurt Falls 7. Hayden Bonanno
8. Moses Leota 8. Jayden Tanner 8. Mavrik Geyer
9. Mitch Kenny 9. Brendan Hands 9. Connor Mason
10. James Fisher-Harris 10. Lindsay Smith 10. Liam Henry
11. Viliame Kikau 11. John Faiumu 11. Hohepa Puru
12. Kurt Capewell 12. Scott Sorensen :small_red_triangle: 12. Vito Tevaga
13. Isaah Yeo (C) 13. J’Maine Hopgood 13. Brad Fearnley
14. Tyrone May 14. Soni Luke 14. Immanuel Tagaloamatua
15. Spencer Leniu 15. Alec Susino 15. Ilai Tuia
16. Matt Eisenhuth 16. Billy Tsikrikas 16. Sunita Lotoaniu
17. Liam Martin 17. Tom Jenkins 17. Tyreece Tonga
18. Scott Sorensen :small_red_triangle_down: 18. Luke Bain
19. Robert Jennings :small_red_triangle_down: 19. Zac Duclos
20. Apisai Koroisau +
3. Paul Momirovski :no_entry_sign:
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 Gerard Sutton Keiren Irons Billy Greatbatch
Sideline Official Kasey Badger Rickey McFarlane Dillian Wells
Phil Henderson Jake Sutherland Jack Bird
Video Referee Henry Perenara - -

Referee Success Rate

Referee Active Since 2021 Overall Pen. For Pen. Against Ratio
Gerard Sutton 2009 (1/1) 100 % (19/36) 52.78% 132 139.5 0.95

I thought we should just bring in Naden for this game if Momorovski is out, minimising the changes. Watching NSW Cup yesterday, I didn’t see that Naden produced a ‘pick-me’ type display. He played well, but the game didn’t really go his way in terms of a big display. He was at RC, and most of the play went to the left, and then moved to FB during the 2nd half.
First look at Blacker - he is a big lad who runs extra hard. I think he was extra keen, and was up from the bench ready to go for a long while before he got on. Billy Burns played for dragons, made a couple of good runs, but was injured and didn;t play 2nd half.
Good win for the boys.

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“a big lad that runs extra hard”, sounds promising.
How is his defence ?

Eddie wasn’t out for too long (about 20 minutes if I remember correctly) but didn’t miss a tackle and managed an offload. His PCM was pretty good as well in attack as well.

By sounds he needs more minutes before we judge his suitability to our cause.

Agree Mr Walker …Nado should be back in the team. He was instrumental in the long run of victories we had last season and was good coming off the bench in the second half of the GF. He was rightlypunished for his mistakes off the field. Give the fella a chance and lets see what he can do.

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Yes. At this stage he is behind Tanner, Smith & Hopgood as middle 3rd players. I guess his big body is/was the attraction. We will have to see. I am aiming to get to the game on Thu in time to see at least some of the early game to check it out.

Must say I’m prepared to eat my words and welcome Naden back to partner Burton in the centres. While Momo had a good game two weeks ago, versus the broncos he was ordinary at best.

There’s rumour that Edwards and possibly Api could return this week.

As long as they aren’t being rushed back, it’s only the knights round 7 !

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I heard that they are expected back in Round 8. But they both have had an amazing recovery and could be back for Round 7, but I don’t think IC will risk it to be honest.

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:mega: Team Lists and Match Officials have been updated here.

Apisai Koroisau and Dylan Edwards have been named on an extended bench. They may possibly be considered to play this week, returning a week earlier than expected.

I would have thought that they would bring them back gradually through NSW Cup.

The standard (or lack of) NSW cup in recent years means players of such calibre rarely come back via the lower grades.

Can Momo be suspended by his charges?

Paul Momorovski has had his appeal rejected, with the NRL upholding the charge. He will serve a 3 week suspension.

What happened to Backer ?

And Radley given a slap on the wrist. Makes a big difference what club you play for.

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With Momirovski’s suspension I have a strange feeling Edwards will be called into Fullback with Crichton moved back into the centres.

Especially given Naden and his family had dinner with Trent Barret…