[2022] Trial Panthers v Eels - Game Day Thread


Game Day Information

:rugby_football: Match Penrith Panthers v Parramatta Eels
:stadium: Venue Bluebet Stadium, Penrith NSW
:clock10: Time Saturday 26th February 2022 5:00pm
:tickets: Tickets Tickets via Ticketek
:stadium: Gates Open 12:50pm
:rugby_football: Other Matches NSWCUP Penrith Panthers v Parramatta Eels 26/2 2:40pm
JFLEGG Penrith Panthers v Parramatta Eels 26/2 1:05pm
:sun_behind_rain_cloud: Weather :cloud_with_lightning_and_rain: Storms 25°C (76% Chance of Rain :cloud_with_rain:)
:tv: Broadcast :tv: Fox League (Channel 502) [LIVE]
:desktop_computer: NRL Live Pass [LIVE]
:kayo: Kayo Sports [LIVE]

2022 Panthers members will receive free entry to the Battle of the West trial game by scanning their membership card at the gate. Please note all seating will be available on a ‘first in, best dressed’ basis on the day.

:rugby_football: Telstra Premiership | Full Time

Penrith Panthers 0 Tries
Parramatta Eels 36 Tries Makahesi Makatoa (2), Isaiah Papali’i, Sean Russell, Dylan Brown, Reed Mahoney.
Goals Mitchell Moses (5/5), Jordan Rankin (1/1)

:rugby_football: Knock On Effect NSW Cup | Full Time

Penrith Panthers 22 Tries Soni Luke (2), David Fale (2).
Goals Niwhai Puru (2/2), Hayden Sutton (1/1)
Parramatta Eels 16 Tries Josh Tuipulotu, Tom Opacic, Max Lehmann.
Goals Jordan Rankin (2/2), Brendan Hands (0/1)

:rugby_football: Jersey Flegg Cup | Full Time

Penrith Panthers 18 Tries Tyrone Sa’u (2), Ilai Tuai, Kristian Li-Mai.
Goals Connor Mason (1/2), Ryley Smith (0/2)
Parramatta Eels 4 Tries

Postgame Media




Penrith Panthers Parramatta Eels
Charlie Staines 1 Fullback 1 Clint Gutherson (c)
Robert Jennings 2 Wing 2 Sean Russell
Izack Tago 3 Centre 3 Will Penisini
Stephen Crichton 4 Centre 4 Waqa Blake
Brian To’o 5 Wing 5 Bailey Simonsson
Jarome Luai 6 Five-Eighth 6 Dylan Brown
Sean O’Sullivan 7 Halfback 7 Mitch Moses
Moses Leota 8 Second Row 8 Reagan Campbell-Gillard
Apisai Koroisau 9 Hooker 9 Reed Mahoney
Spencer Leniu 10 Second Row 10 Junior Paulo (c)
Viliame Kikau 11 Second Row 11 Shaun Lane
Scott Sorensen 12 Second Row 12 Isaiah Papali’i
Matt Eisenhuth 13 Lock 13 Ryan Matterson
Mavrik Geyer 14 Interchange 14 Makahesi Makatoa
Chris Smith 15 Interchange 15 Oregon Kaufusi
J’Maine Hopgood 16 Interchange 16 Ray Stone
Jaeman Salmon 17 Interchange 17 Jake Arthur
Eddie Blacker 18 Reserve 18 Mitch Rein
Sunia Turuva 19 Reserve 19 Marata Niukore
Taylan May 20 Reserve 20 Ofahiki Ogden
Mitch Kenny 21 Reserve 21 Jordan Rankin
Soni Luke 22 Reserve 22 Brendan Hands
Arthur Crichton 23 Reserve 23 Ky Rodwell
Reserve 24 Bryce Cartwright
Reserve 25 Hayze Perham
Reserve 26 Solomone Naiduki
Reserve 27 Tom Opacic
Reserve 28 Sam Loizou
HC Ivan Cleary Coach HC Brad Arthur

Match Officials

Telstra Premiership
Referee Ben Cummins
Sideline Official TBA
Senior Review Official Ashley Klein

I hear the Fish and a few others won’t be playing due to covid exposure,

Cleary won’t be playing.

Most of the other first graders should play.

Geyer let slip he will be in the squad, probably like last year we plays the detonates in the first half, the maybes and hopefully in the second.

I can’t wait, first game I have been to since May last year


Oh joy. Cummins and Klein. The year’s off to a great start, NOT.

Who are the other players?

If last week was any indicator, we would be expecting the team to be announced this afternoon.

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:mega: Team List has been added above.

You seem to be on the money with that one.

No James Fisher-Harris, Dylan Edwards, Isaah Yeo, and Liam Matin.

Unless I am missing something, Falls does not seem to be be playing in any grade this week. He had a very good game last week.

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I wouldn’t jump to any assumptions with covid still circulating.

There was talk however he was on train and trial with both us and the Eels in the pre season.

Yep I noticed that too.

Don’t know about ground condition but if it’s anything like my backyard it’ll be a real slogfest. Hope we pull up without too many knocks and bruises.

Yeah the ground has received quite a bit of rain over the last few day. It’s going to be a bit of a wet weather grind tonight.

Might need to pack a snorkel or two.

And the oxygen tanks. It is soggy as.

I hate to say I might be watching this from home instead of going to the game. Non stop rain all day

You know I’m starting to think that conditions have become too hazardous for a preseason trial. Really, there’s little too gain for either club a week out from the real stuff. Aside from possible injury, the ground won’t benefit from a slogfest. Why don’t we all take our covid home and worry 'bout the comp next week.


I was never going to get there today anyway due to other commitments. Luckily I will be able to watch on TV. Looks like water polo might have been a better choice for today.

Lucky you. I can’t get to the game, and I can’t watch either.

Geyer - dislocated elbow

A few players need to shake more than a few cobwebs out.

The worst in my book was Api.

The good news is that Leota is fired up and ready to go, and Hopegood shows great signs of being a first choice bench player.

Jerome and Charlie are going alright too

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