[2021] R8 Panthers v Sea Eagles - Game Day Thread

Game Day Information

:rugby_football: Match Penrith Panthers v Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
:stadium: Venue Carrington Park, Bathurst NSW
:clock10: Time Saturday 1st May 2021 3:00pm
:tickets: Tickets Available via Ticketek [SOLD OUT]
:rugby_football: Other Matches NSW Penrith Panthers v Blacktown Workers 1/5 12:40pm
JFC Penrith Panthers v Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 2/5 12:00pm*
:sun_behind_rain_cloud: Weather :sun_behind_small_cloud: Mostly Sunny 19°C (1% 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]

* Jersey Flegg to be played on Sunday 2/5 at Bluebet Stadium, Penrith

:rugby_football: Telstra Premiership | Full Time

Penrith Panthers 28 Tries Dylan Edwards, Brian To’o, Liam Martin, Tyrone May, Stephen Crichton
Goals Nathan Cleary (4/5)
Manly Sea Eagles 16 Tries Tom Trbojevic, Daly Cherry-Evans, Jason Saab.
Goals Daly Cherry-Evans (2/4)

:rugby_football: Knock On Effect NSW Cup | Full Time

Penrith Panthers 52 Tries Izack Tago (2), Taylan May (2), Brent Naden (2), Lindsay Smith, Robert Jennings, Scott Sorensen, Sunia Turuva.
Goals Kurt Falls (6/10)
Blacktown Workers 6 Tries Jordin Leiu.
Goals Brad Keighran (1/1)

:trophy: Dally M Points

Pts Player Team
:1st_place_medal: 3pts Nathan Cleary Penrith Panthers
:2nd_place_medal: 2pts Liam Martin Penrith Panthers
:3rd_place_medal: 1pt Daly Cherry-Evans Manly Sea Eagles

Judge: Steve Roach

Postgame Media









Telstra Premiership Knock On Effect NSW Cup Jersey Flegg
:rugby_football: Panthers v Sea Eagles :rugby_football: Panthers v Workers :rugby_football: Panthers v Sea Eagles
:clock3: Saturday 1/5 3:00pm :clock3: Saturday 1/5 12:40pm :clock3: Sunday 2/5 12:00pm
:stadium: Carrington Park :stadium: Carrington Park :stadium: Bluebet Stadium
1. Dylan Edwards 1. Sunia Turuva 1. Sadee Sub Laban
2. Charlie Staines 2. Robert Jennings :small_red_triangle: 2. Flynn Isaacs
3. Stephen Crichton 3. Brent Naden :small_red_triangle: 3. Elone Taufa
4. Matt Burton 4. Izack Tago 4. Logan Dickson
5. Brian To’o 5. Taylan May 5. Ethan Clark-Wood
6. Jarome Luai 6. Jaeman Salmon 6. Niwhai Puru
7. Nathan Cleary (C) 7. Kurt Falls 7. Hayden Bonanno
8. Moses Leota 8. Billy Tsikrikas 8. Mavrik Geyer
9. Apisai Koroisau 9. Brendan Hands 9. Luke Sommerton
10. James Fisher-Harris 10. Lindsay Smith 10. Ilai Tuia
11. Viliame Kikau 11. John Faiumu 11. Hohepa Puru
12. Kurt Capewell 12. Scott Sorensen 12. Vito Tevaga
13. Isaah Yeo (C) 13. J’Maine Hopgood 13. Brad Fearnley
14. Tyrone May 14. Soni Luke 14. Connor Mason
15. Spencer Leniu 15. Jayden Tanner 15. Immanuel Tagaloamatua
16. Matt Eisenhuth 16. Liam Henry 16. Sunita Lotoaniu
17. Liam Martin 17. Tom Jenkins 17. Tyreece Tonga
18. Scott Sorensen
19. Mitch Kenny
20. Robert Jennings :small_red_triangle_down:
21. Brent Naden :small_red_triangle_down:
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 Ashley Klein Cameron Paddy Billy Greatbatch
Sideline Official Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski Nathan Loveday Brandon Mani
Kasey Badger Mark Bohan Ethan Murray
Video Referee Steve Chiddy - -

Referee Success Rate

Referee Active Since 2021 Overall Pen. For Pen. Against Ratio
Ashley Klein 2009 (0/0) 100 % (10/33) 30.3% 122.5 122 1.00

:mega: Teams and Offical Lists have been added here.

So, Penrith has hardly lost a game in nearly 2 years, yet our record under Klein is 30%. Seriously? If that doesn’t set off my persecution complex, nothing will!

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Thought the same mate - can’t be just a coincidence eh?

Not to mention for for v against penalty KPI’s…

Just looking at the team and who we are playing, I wouldn’t mind if Eisenhuth was swapped for Mitch Kenny. 2 things come straight to mind, back up for Api returning from injury and a tackling machine in the middle. Surely he could run the ball as effectively as the slug :snail:


I’d go so far as suggesting give API another week off and keep Kenny.
Eagles know API from his time at Brooky and would likely make it harder than normal for him first up.

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I agree with Kenny on the bench, he played all his juniors as a lock and 5/8 before being trained as a hooker as a fallback to Katoa and Egan.

He’s a tackling machine in the middle and gives relief to Api.

What’s more he gives 100%. Eisenhuth doesn’t inspire

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The fact that our win rate since Klein debuted is 53% vs 30% in the games he referees should be a major red flag to the powers in the NRL. No one expects these numbers to line up completely, but that kind of discrepancy is ridiculous.

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The nrl does not consider this a discrepancy. They consider it following orders.


Agreed, HP. I think that comes under the saying “He who pays the piper calls the tune”.

Team Lists are updated.

Robert Jennings and Brent Naden have been omitted and will play for the NSW Cup side against Blacktown Workers at Bathurst.

Game on Panthers 10-2

The Edwards try was brilliant

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Manly intercept, you’re bloody kidding.
Very careless. We’ve let ‘em back in the game. 10-6

Martin in, that’s better. Crighton’s one on one strip has set that up.
Panthers 16-6 Manly

Your turn Mutley ! Gotta get a refill! :grin:

Probably the best half we have played in a few weeks. Manly’s only points have come from pretty much our only errors.

Interesting Captain’s challenge call. I was sure we would lose that, but won’t complain

DCE scores, try cleared on review.

Panthers 16-12. 48 mins

2 poor calls from Klein, Cleary knock-on and a purported high shot pen,
have led to this latest Manly score.

Just the same we wanna pull our finger out. Who’s May on for? Get him off.

Klein is inept. Should not be in charge.