[2022] R1 Panthers v Sea Eagles - Game Day Thread


Game Day Information

:rugby_football: Match Penrith Panthers v Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
:stadium: Venue Bluebet Stadium, Penrith NSW
:clock10: Time Thursday 10th March 2021 8:05pm
:tickets: Tickets Tickets via Ticketek
:stadium: Gates Open All agtes open 7:05pm
:rugby_football: Other Matches NSWCUP Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles v Penrith Panthers 12/3 3:15pm
JFLEGG Manly Sea Eagles v Penrith Panthers 12/3 1:30pm
:sun_behind_rain_cloud: Weather :sun_behind_small_cloud: Partly Cloudy 18°C (5% Chance of Rain :cloud_with_rain:)
:tv: Broadcast :tv: Channel Nine HD (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]

:rugby_football: Telstra Premiership | Full Time

Penrith Panthers 28 Tries Izack Tago, Stephen Crichton, Jarome Luai, Apisai Koroisau, Liam Martin.
Goals Stephen Crichton (4/6)
Manly Sea Eagles 6 Tries Ethan Bullemor.
Goals Reuben Garrick (1/1)

:rugby_football: Knock On Effect NSW Cup| Full Time

Penrith Panthers 24 Tries Kurt Falls, Robert Jennings, Soni Luke, Sunia Turuva, Thomas Jenkins.
Goals Kurt Falls (2/5)
Blacktown Workers 4 Tries Andrew Davey.
Goals Jake Toby (0/1)

:rugby_football: Jersey Flegg Cup| Full Time

Penrith Panthers 30 Tries Hohepa Puru, Simon Tito, Ilai Tuia, Isaiah Iongi, Daeon Amituanai, Ativalu Lisati.
Goals Connor Mason (3/5), William Fakatoumafi (0/1)
Manly Sea Eagles 20 Tries Cameron Brown (3), Donovan Boney.
Goals Donovan Boney (1/2), Flynn Angles-Corke (1/1), Cameron Brown (0/1)

:trophy: Dally M Points

Pts Player Team
:1st_place_medal: 3pts Isaah Yeo Penrith Panthers
:2nd_place_medal: 2pts Sean O’Sullivan Penrith Panthers
:3rd_place_medal: 1pts James Fisher-Harris Penrith Panthers

Judge: Andrew Johns

Postgame Media










Telstra Premiership Knock On Effect NSW Cup NSW Jersey Flegg
:rugby_football: Panthers v Sea Eagles :rugby_football: Sea Eagles v Panthers :rugby_football: Sea Eagles v Panthers
:clock3: Thursday 10/3 8:05pm :clock3: Sunday 13/3 3:00pm :clock3: Saturday 13/3 12:00pm
:stadium: Bluebet Stadium :stadium: HE Laybutt Field :stadium: HE Laybutt Field
1. Dylan Edwards 1. Sunia Turuva 1. William Fakatoumafi
2. Charlie Staines 2. Taylan May :small_red_triangle: 2. Kristian-Li Mai
3. Izack Tago 3. Robert Jennings :small_red_triangle: 17. Jack Garrod :small_red_triangle:
4. Stephen Crichton 4. Matt Stimson 4. Simon Tito
5. Brian To’o 5. Thomas Jenkins 5. Daeon Amituanai
6. Jarome Luai 6. Niwhai Puru 6. Isaiah Iongi
7. Sean O’Sullivan 7. Kurt Falls :small_red_triangle: 7. Connor Mason
8. Moses Leota 8. Eddie Blacker 8. Tyreece Tonga
9. Apisai Koroisau 9. Soni Luke :small_red_triangle: 9. Ryley Smith
10. James Fisher-Harris 10. Lindsay Smith 10. Brad Fearnley
11. Viliame Kikau 11. Chris Smith 11. Sunita Lotoaniu
12. Liam Martin 20. J’Maine Hopgood :small_red_triangle: 12. Ativalu Lisati
13. Isaah Yeo (C) 24. Matt Eisenhuth :small_red_triangle: 13. Hohepa Puru
14. Mitch Kenny 12. John Faiumu :small_red_triangle_down: 14. Braith Alexander
15. Scott Sorensen 13. Alec Susino :small_red_triangle_down: 15. Ilai Tuai
16. Spencer Leniu 14. Trent Toelau 16. Daniel Sykes
17. Matt Eisenhuth :small_red_triangle_down: 15. Liam Henry 18. Elone Taufa :small_red_triangle:
18. Chris Smith 16. Toni Tupouniua
19. J’Maine Hopgood :small_red_triangle_down: 3. Tyrone Sa’u :small_red_triangle_down:
20. Jaeman Salmon
21. Taylan May :small_red_triangle_down:
22. Kurt Falls :small_red_triangle_down:
23. Soni Luke :small_red_triangle_down:
24. Robert Jennings :small_red_triangle_down:
HC Ivan Cleary HC Peter Wallace HC Jono Rolfe
AC Andrew Webster AC Kevin Kingston
AC Cameron Ciraldo
  1. Trent Toelau

Match Officials

Telstra Premiership K.O.E NSW Cup Jersey Flegg Cup
Referee Adam Gee Martin Jones Dillian Wells
Sideline Official Kasey Badger Mitchell Currie Bradley Kiehne
David Munro Patrick Mackey Patrick Mackey
Video Referee Ashley Klein - -

Referee Success Rate

Referee Active Since 2022 Overall Pen. For Pen. Against Ratio
Adam Gee 2011 (0/0) -% (12/22) 54.55% 101.5 92.5 1.10

Only the bridge being washed out (I’m in big trouble if it does), will stop me from going Thursday night.

I think 1-13 pick themselves, Staines on Wing, Critta and Tago Centres, Martin and Kikau in second row (although one of them may not start).

Bench is interesting:

  1. My vote is Kenny, was much better in the trials than Salmon.

  2. Sorensen (no argument here).

  3. Spencer I guess, although he hasn’t trialed.

  4. I would go for Hopegood based on trial form, but Eisenhuth is also available.

  5. Either of the 17’s who miss out

  6. Salmon

  7. Blacker

  8. C. Smith / May / Jennings

That’s how I see it at this point in time.

Unknown if anyone is still in Covid isolation who might upset the natural order of things.


Westfund Injury Update: Nathan Cleary

Panthers Media | 8 March 2022

Panthers halfback Nathan Cleary will miss at least the first three weeks of the 2022 NRL season as he continues his recovery from off-season shoulder surgery.

While there has been speculation Cleary would be available to play as early as this week, the Panthers medical, performance and coaching departments have opted for a more conservative approach.

“With a long and challenging season ahead of us, it’s critical that we give Nathan the time he needs to return at his physical best,” coach Ivan Cleary said.

“While it’s obviously a difficult decision and of course we would have loved to have him out there, we believe this will ensure Nathan has the best opportunity to play throughout the year at the level he demands of himself.”

With the Panthers’ co-captain likely sidelined until Round 4, local junior Sean O’Sullivan will make his first NRL appearance for the club against Manly Warringah Sea Eagles on Thursday.


I’m happy with this decision, my concern again will be around SOO and the workload then, so taking every precaution now is common sense.

agree in principle, however the Premiership means everything to me so the welfare of ALL Panthers is paramount. SOO means nothing to me.

. SOO is a Premiership talent equaliser and money spinner that has had it’s day. If it must be played, play it after the Grand Final.


O’h I 100% agree Puss, piss the SOO off, or at least just exclude Penrith players from playing rep football during the regular season !

The fact we are beginning the season utilising our depth is also a positive.

What I cannot stand is the usual pre season hyperbole about a club who hasn’t won a comp since 86 being the headline… :face_vomiting:

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My daughter and I are coming down from Qld for the game and while would have loved Nathan to play it is better to be careful now than regretful later


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




I would have preferred Hopgood on the bench over Eisenhuth.


I don’t know too may that would disagree HP… :man_facepalming:

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Not too sure about pairing up Crichton and To’o… I would probably keep them on the opposite sides of the field to cover for the more green Staines and Tago.


Hopefully the weather turns out and we get a clear night for your visit mate.

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J’Maine Hopgood, Taylan May, Kurt Falls, Soni Luke, and Robert Jennings have been omitted and will play for the Knock On Effect NSW Cup side against the Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles

Apparently we have been stripped of the 2003 premiership :rofl:

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2003 doesn’t count because the Roosters had to play in the rain

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Late Change

Matt Eisenhuth out, Jaeman Salmon in.

A shame to see them switch off in the final seconds of the half.

The good news is they were the only seconds that they clocked off. Great second half.

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Happy with the effort & result. The defence & urgency that has taken us to the last 2 Grand Finals was on display again, and will be the cornerstone of our premiership defence.

I think we have put to bed any suggestion that we can’t win without Cleary. We played a top team, and left them in our wake.

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