[2022] R18 Tigers v Panthers - Game Day Thread

R18 Wests Tigers v Penrith Panthers

Game Day Information

:rugby_football: Match Wests Tigers v Penrith Panthers
:stadium: Venue Commbank Stadium, Parramatta NSW
:clock10: Time Sunday 18th July 2022 2:00pm
:tickets: Tickets Tickets via Ticketek
:rugby_football: Other Matches NSWCUP Western Suburbs Magpies v Penrith Panthers 17/7 11:30am
JFLEGG Wests Tigers v Penrith Panthers 17/7 11:00am1
:sun_behind_rain_cloud: Weather :sunny: Sunny 17°C (0% 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]

1. Tigers v Panthers Jersey Flegg Cup fixture to be played at Leichhardt Oval

:rugby_football: Telstra Premiership | Full Time

Penrith Panthers 18 Tries Izack Tago, Viliame Kikau, James Fisher-Harris.
Goals Kurt Falls (2/2), Sean O’Sullivan (1/1)
Wests Tigers 16 Tries Junior Tupou, Adam Doueihi, Ken Maumalo.
Goals Adam Doueihi (2/3)

:rugby_football: Knock On Effect NSW Cup | Full Time

Penrith Panthers 20 Tries Logan Cohen (2), Luke Sommerton, Thomas Jenkins.
Goals Jack Cole (2/4)
Western Suburbs Magpies 32 Tries Brandon Tumeth, Johnny Mitsias, Tyrone Peachey, Junior Pauga, Trey Peni.
Goals Jock Madden (6/6)

:rugby_football: Jersey Flegg Cup | Full Time

Penrith Panthers 26 Tries Ryley Smith (2), Cody Lawson, Kristian Li Mai, Tyreece Matangi.
Goals Keagan Russell-Smith (3/5)
Wests Tigers 16 Tries Kurt Picken, Jaycob Anjoul, Michael Tannous.
Goals Zane Camroux (2/3)

Postgame Media







Telstra Premiership Knock On Effect NSW Cup NSW Jersey Flegg
:rugby_football: Tigers v Panthers :rugby_football: WS Magpies v Panthers :rugby_football: Tigers v Panthers
:clock3: Saturday 16/7 2:00pm :clock3: Sunday 17/7 11:30am :clock3: Saturday 16/7 11:00am
:stadium: Leichhardt Oval :stadium: Commbank Stadium :stadium: Leichhardt Oval
1. Dylan Edwards © 1. Isaiah Iongi 1. William Fakatoumafi
2. Taylan May 2. Christian Crichton 2. Cody Lawson
3. Izack Tago 3. Sunia Turuva 3. Sam Lane
4. Robert Jennings 4. Thomas Jenkins 4. Kristian-Li Mai
5. Charlie Staines 5. Logan Dickson 5. Daeon Amituanai
6. Kurt Falls 6. Jack Cole 6. Keagan Russell-Smith
7. Sean O’Sullivan 7. Trent Toelau 7. Ryley Smith
8. Moses Leota 10. Alec Susino :small_orange_diamond: 10. Ilai Tuia :small_orange_diamond:
9. Mitch Kenny 9. Luke Sommerton 9. Connor Mason
10. James Fisher-Harris © 20. Spencer Leniu :small_red_triangle: 16. Daniel Sykes :small_orange_diamond:
11. Viliame Kikau 11. Preston Riki 11. Sunita Lotoaniu
12. Chris Smith 12. John Faiumu 12. Zac Lipowicz
13. Matt Eisenhuth 15. Liam Henry :small_orange_diamond: 13. Hohepa Puru
14. Soni Luke 14. Connor Mason :small_red_triangle: 14. Elone Taufa
15. Scott Sorensen 16. Ativalu Lisati 15. Tyreece Matangi
17. Jaeman Salmon 17. Brad Fearnley 21. John Sagaga :small_orange_diamond:
20. Lindsay Smith :small_red_triangle: 19. Hanna El-Nachar :small_red_triangle: 17. Mason Teague
18. Sunia Turuva 8. Lindsay Smith :small_red_triangle_down: 19. Addison Williams
19. J’Maine Hopgood 13. J’Maine Hopgood :small_red_triangle_down:
16. Spencer Leniu :small_red_triangle_down:
21. Thomas Jenkins :small_red_triangle_down:
22. Christian Crichton :small_red_triangle_down:
HC Ivan Cleary HC Peter Wallace HC Jono Rolfe
AC Andrew Webster AC Kevin Kingston
AC Cameron Ciraldo

  :small_orange_diamond: Positional Change       :small_red_triangle: Moved into squad       :small_red_triangle_down: Moved out of Squad       Injury or Medical Related

Match Officials

Telstra Premiership K.O.E NSW Cup Jersey Flegg Cup
Referee Peter Gough TBA TBA
Sideline Official Belinda Sharpe TBA TBA
Cameron Paddy TBA TBA
Video Referee Gerard Sutton - -

Referee Success Rate

Referee Active Since 2022 Overall Pen. For Pen. Against Ratio
Peter Gough 2016 (3/3) 100% (6/10) 60.00% 44.5 50 0.89

Is Maverick Geyer out injured ,. anyone ?

Yes, it was reported on the Pete Green injury report last week that Geyer had fractured a thumb in training & would likely be back in around 4 weeks after having had surgery and rehab.

Thanks Mr Walker. :+1:

Panthers and Wests Tigers launch Royce Simmons Cup

Panthers Media | 14 July 2022

Penrith Panthers and Wests Tigers will play for the inaugural Royce Simmons Cup this Sunday at CommBank Stadium.

With Simmons having close ties with both clubs, the perpetual trophy has been named in his honour, and will be played for each year.

The inaugural match will be held at CommBank Stadium on Sunday, while home grounds will alternate each year.

The premiership-wining Hall of Famer played 238 games across 12 seasons for Panthers and later coached the club for eight years. He went on to spend eight seasons at Wests Tigers as an assistant coach to Tim Sheens, helping the club win its maiden NRL premiership in 2005.

Funds raised at the game will be directed to the Royce Simmons Foundation to assist with further research into dementia.

Simmons was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and he managed to raise close to $600,000 through Royce’s Big Walk – a 300km journey from Gooloogong to Penrith.


One lucky fan from either club will have the chance to toss the coin before kick-off with funds raised going to the Royce Simmons Foundation.

The successful bidder will keep the commemorative coin which has been produced for the match, as well as meet both team captains and be a part of the official match-day photo.

Bids for the coin toss can be made until 12:00am AEST on Friday, 15th July 2022.




Spencer Leniu named to start in NSW Cup today.

J’maine Hopgood not named.

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Spencer out - Lindsay Smith in.

Word has it Staines is touch and go to play (injury recovery) - this could be Turuva’s debut.

We will find out 10mins prior to Kick off

Thanks Steve and what a wonderful way to celebrate Royce in perpetuity.
Let alone it is a for a great cause but Royce deserves all good news that can be brought to him.


oh my Charlie Staines, he might be a Ferrari in a straight line in open space but he is a shocker in defence

My concern about this game was how would we score any points

if i didn’t see it you couldn’t believe it…Jennings kicks on tackle 1

Oh my

Fair enough to rest origin players but Id be replacing them with players who are remaining at the club next season…Jennings selection is perplexing


Half time of uninspiring effort. Panthers 12-10.

forget about him leaving the club, he is not an NRL grade player

same as Staines but a few others have suggested they are , lets be kind and say flat

Best thing which happened to us was the half time siren


we have a few issues imo

our right side in defence and attack is a mess

the left side look clunky because IMO there is no Lauai out there

That being said we have enough forward firepower to be bashing this mob. They are a very ordinary squad and deserve their place on the ladder…maybe Ivan needs to remind all who are playing we are leading the comp because of how we execute.

Process and patience should be key int he 2nd half

There’s blokes in there given an opportunity to show what they’ve got. That ain’t happening. In their minds " I’m only filling in" . Test yourselves !!!

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We have been the better team by a long way. Unfortunately they are executing near the line better, hence the score line. We really should be 12 or 18 up.

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Is Charlie Ferrari contracted to the NSW cup team next year cos he certainly shouldn’t be contracted to the first grade team. Now I’ve said that he will doubtless score a treble in second half. Well we can dream!!

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Nope, dropped the ball.

We’ve SOO to thank for this rubbish.

I wouldn’t rotate a single Panther from the field…they created this mess, they should fix it

Ugly, rudderless, lacking effort

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