[2022] R25 Cowboys v Panthers - Game Day Thread

R25 North Queensland Cowboys v Penrith Panthers|100%

Game Day Information

:rugby_football: Match North Queensland Cowboys v Penrith Panthers
:stadium: Venue Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville QLD
:clock10: Time Saturday 3rd September 2022 7:35pm
:tickets: Tickets Tickets via Ticketmaster
:sun_behind_rain_cloud: Weather :full_moon: Clear 22°C (:cloud_with_rain: Chance of Rain: 7% / :wind_face: Wind: SE 11km/h
: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]

:rugby_football: Telstra Premiership | Full Time

Penrith Panthers 8 Tries Robert Jennings, Sunia Turuva.
Goals Kurt Falls (0/2)
North Queensland Cowboys 38 Tries Valentine Holmes (3), Murray Taulagi, Scott Drinkwater, Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow, Reece Robson.
Goals Valentine Holmes (3/5), Chad Townsend (2/2)

:rugby_football: Knock On Effect NSW Cup Qulaifying Final | Full Time

Penrith Panthers 22 Tries Logan Cohen (2), Isaiya Katoa, Samuel Lane.
Goals Niwhai Puru (3/4)
North Sydney Bears 14 Tries Joshua Wong, Kieran Hayman, Adam Keighran.
Goals Adam Keighran (1/3)

:rugby_football: Jersey Flegg Cup Qulaifying Final | Full Time

Penrith Panthers 16 Tries Cody Lawson (2), Zac Lipowicz, Elone Taufa.
Goals Keagan Russell-Smith (0/4)
Newcastle Knights 22 Tries Oryn Keeley, Fletcher Sharpe, James Johnson, Paul Bryan.
Goals Thomas Cant (2/3), Oryn Keeley (1/1)

Postgame Media

MATCH REPORT

PRESS CONFERENCE

HIGHLIGHTS

FULL MATCH REPLAY

PANTHER PRIDE MOTM VOTING

Teams

Telstra Premiership Knock On Effect NSW Cup NSW Jersey Flegg
:rugby_football: Cowboys v Panthers :rugby_football: Bears v Panthers :rugby_football: Knights v Panthers
:clock3: Saturday 3/9 7:35pm :clock3: Saturday 3/9 3:10pm :clock3: Saturday 21/8 12:45pm
:stadium: QLD Country Bank Stadium :stadium: St Marys Leagues Stadium :stadium: St Marys Leagues Stadium
TEAM
1. Charlie Staines 1. Isaiah Iongi 1. Liam Ison
2. Sunia Turuva 2. Logan Cohen-Dickson 2. Cody Lawson
3. Robert Jennings 3. Sam Lane 3. Elone Taufa
4. Tom Jenkins 4. William Fakatoumafi 4. Angelis Hotere-Papalii
5. Christian Crichton 5. Daeon Amituanai 5. Jesse Mclean
6. Kurt Falls 6. Niwhai Puru 6. Ryley Smith
7. Sean O’Sullivan 7. Isaiya Katoa 7. Keagan Russell-Smith
8. Lindsay Smith 8. Alec Susino 8. Brad Fearnley
9. Mitch Kenny © 9. Luke Sommerton 9. Billy Scott
10. Matt Eisenhuth 10. Atonio Pelesasa 10. Ilai Tuia
11. Chris Smith 11. Ativalu Lisati 11. Zac Lipowicz
12. Scott Sorensen 12. John Faiumu 12. Sunita Lotoaniu
13. J’Maine Hopgood 13. Hohepa Puru 13. Mason Teague
INTERCHANGE
14. Soni Luke 14. Jarrod Brackenhoffer 14. Jack Garrod
15. Eddie Blacker 15. Hanna El-Nachar 15. Tyreece Tonga
16. Liam Henry 17. Toni Toupinua 16. John Sagaga
17. Jack Cole 19. Joe Vaegaau 17. Aston Warwick
RESERVES
18. Mavrik Geyer 19. Billy Phillips
19. Preston Riki
20. Ativalu Lisati
21. Liam Martin
22. Jaeman Salmon
COACH
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 Todd Smith Cameron Paddy Martin Jones
Sideline Official Liam Kennedy Rickey McFarlane Mitchell Currie
Michael Wise John Woods Patrick Mackey
Video Referee Chris Butler - -

Referee Success Rate

Referee Active Since 2022 Overall Pen. For Pen. Against Ratio
Todd Smith 2022 (1/1) 50% (1/1) 50% 12 15 0.80

Win this and if Melbourne win on Thursday we play the Cowboys first week.

Loose and we play the winner of Storm v Eels.

Team will be interesting, how many will be rested? How many debuts?

My guess;

Turuva / Staines
Wing - whoever above doesn’t play fullback
Jenkins
Salmon
Jennings
Luai (c)
SOS
Eisenhuth
Kenny
JFH (c)
C.Smith
Sorensen
Hop’good

Falls
Leniu
L. Smith
Geyer

Luke
Riki
Blacker

Time will tell

I’m not sure we will be resting too many players. NSW Cup & Jersey Flegg have finals to play this weekend. They can both afford to lose this week, but are we willing to risk it by moving too many players up a grade?

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Well the team is out now, and I wasn’t far from the mark.

Great to see Kenny made captain

Looks like the answer is yes, with virtually NSW Cup side playing the Cowboys. Remarkable that there are only 3 debutants.

Good to see Falls back in the halves :slight_smile:

Probably overly optimistic, but I don’t see why we can’t win. Do we consider the Cowboys toast after they lose?

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

TELSTRA PREMIERSHIP

KNOCK ON EFFECT NSW CUP

JERSEY FLEGG CUP

Wonder if Ivan will bother making the trip, may as well just throw the keys to Wall

Kind of like how “new combinations” is not an excuse for any lapses in attack or defence. Hard to argue that when you’re basically playing the entire NSW Cup side.

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while it would be a nice sentiment, Wal still has a NSW Cup Qualifying final to prepare for, which oddly is missing a few players.

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Then let Jono Rolfe look after the NSW side and the SG Ball coach can look after the Jersey Flegg team. :grinning:

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The Jennings and Crighton defense is going as good as can be expected

I wasn’t expecting much from this game, and so far it has fallen short of my expectations. We are making an effort, but execution just isn’t there.

On a side note: the bunker can call offside, knock on, etc, but can’t call obviously forward passes. They have scored twice with forward passes, which is blowing out the score, not to mention the forward passes which haven’t led to tries. :rage::rage::rage:

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the only thing to come out of that half was the news we are looking to swap Staines for Peachey…i nearly threw up when i heard that.

I am the harshest critic of Staines but surely not for Peachey.

That suggests they are desperate to get rid of him.

Maybe we could throw in Jennings and Crichton as a package deal.

On the game itself…Sorenson looks really out of sorts

This is a game where the result is not in doubt, the only doubt which should come out of this game is throwing your effort and game up in front of Ivan so you may challenge for a spot in the 17

so far i haven’t seen it from anyone.

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I believe Jennings and Crighton are already signed elsewhere next year - Tigers and Dolphins from memory.

Sorensen does look out of sorts…

On a bright note, I thought Lindsay was fantastic. Makes me wonder if he is ahead of Eisenhuth and /or Spencer…

How big is Eddie Blacker! Would love to see more of him.

Kenny doesn’t need to look over his shoulder next year.

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i sort of understand why Ivan rested so many but boy has he put pressure on our squad to turn up next week and give it to the Eels

Not sure what this game has done for any of the kids coming through.

anyway it is what it is, focus is now on next week

On the Eels, i think they played their GF on Thursday and they lost the second half against a team who very very unMelbourne like and Munster must have had a fortune on the Eels to win.

They will be in it though and will be match fit and match hard…same cannot be said for our team.

Maybe thats the Cleary master stroke…next week will reveal all.

A better effort in the second half, but most of our players were obviously out of their depth tonight. Loved Blacker’s chase at the end.

Hopefully Cleary’s gamble will pay off over the next 4 weeks.

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Well that game was worth it - for that final “Sattler like” tackle by Blacker!

That sin bin was ridiculous - a player can’t defeat gravity nor Newtons laws of physics.

Credit to the Cowboys, they kept their heads and brought their A-game. However I also thought that our NSW cup team on display would of beaten 50% of the NRL teams. We maybe if we change out our Right side.

Cole looked like something special with his cameo appearance. I hope we have him locked up.

Now onwards to the real game next weekend. As I said at half time, I think Lindsay Smith gives Ivan something to think about with our bench makeup.

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:mega: Panther Pride Man of the Match voting is now open here.

:rugby_football: Knock On Effect NSW Cup Qulaifying Final | Full Time

Penrith Panthers 22 Tries Logan Cohen (2), Isaiya Katoa, Samuel Lane.
Goals Niwhai Puru (3/4)
North Sydney Bears 14 Tries Joshua Wong, Kieran Hayman, Adam Keighran.
Goals Adam Keighran (1/3)

KNOCK ON EFFECT NSW CUP REPORT

:rugby_football: Jersey Flegg Cup Qulaifying Final | Full Time

Penrith Panthers 16 Tries Cody Lawson (2), Zac Lipowicz, Elone Taufa.
Goals Keagan Russell-Smith (0/4)
Newcastle Knights 22 Tries Oryn Keeley, Fletcher Sharpe, James Johnson, Paul Bryan.
Goals Thomas Cant (2/3), Oryn Keeley (1/1)

JERSEY FLEGG CUP MATCH REPORT