R2 Panthers v Eels - Game Day Thread

R2 Penrith Panthers v Parramatta Eels|100%

Game Day Information

:rugby_football: Match Penrith Panthers v Parramatta Eels
:stadium: Venue BlueBet Stadium, Penrith NSW
:clock10: Time Friday, March 15 8:05pm
:tickets: Tickets Tickets via Ticketek
:rugby_football: Other Matches NSWCUP Penrith Panthers v Parramatta Eels 15/3 5:45pm
JFLEGG Penrith Panthers v Parramatta Eels 16/3 3:15pm 1
:sun_behind_rain_cloud: Weather :cloud: Cloudy 18°C (:cloud_with_rain: Chance of Rain: <1% / :wind_face: Wind: SE 14km/h)
:tv: Broadcast :tv: Channel 9 (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]

 1. Jersey Flegg to be played Saturday at St Mary Leagues Stdaium, St Marys NSW

:rugby_football: Telstra Premiership | Full Time

Penrith Panthers 26 Tries Sunia Turuva (2), Dylan Edwards, Moses Leota, Izack Tago.
Goals Nathan Cleary (3/5)
Parramatta Eels 18 Tries Joey Lussick, Shaun Lane, J’maine Hopgood.
Goals Mitchell Moses (1/1), Clinton Gutherson (2/2)

:rugby_football: Knock On Effect NSW Cup | Full Time

Penrith Panthers 14 Tries Paul Alamoti (2), Soni Luke, Mavrik Geyer, Isaiah Iongi.
Goals Paul Alamoti (1/2), Brad Schneider (1/3)
Parramatta Eels 4 Tries Zac Cini.
Goals Ethan Sanders (0/1)

Postgame Media







Telstra Premiership Knock on Effect NSW Cup Jersey Flegg Cup
:rugby_football: Panthers v Eels :rugby_football: Panthers v Eels :rugby_football: Panthers v Eels
:clock3: Friday 15/3 8:05pm :clock3: Friday 15/3 5:45pm :clock3: Saturday 16/3 3:15pm
:stadium: Bluebet Stadium :stadium: Bluebet Stadium :stadium: St Marys Leagues Stadium
1. Dylan Edwards 1. Isaiah longi 1. Timothy Sielaff-Burns
2. Sunia Turuva 2. Jesse McLean 2. Angelis Hotere-Papalii
3. Izack Tago 3. Tyrone Peachey 3. Casey Mclean
4. Taylan May 4. Paul Alamoti 4. Samuel Lane
5. Brian Tơo 5. Daeon Amituanai 5. Nick Murphy
6. Jarome Luai 6. Daine Laurie 6. Joseph Nohra
7. Nathan Cleary © 7. Brad Schneider 7. Blake Moore
8. Moses Leota 8. Preston Riki 8. John Sagaga
9. Mitch Kenny 9. Luke Sommerton 9. Billy Scott
10. James Fisher-Harris 10. Ativalu Lisati 10. Ahmani Leilua
11. Scott Sorensen 11. Harrison Hassett 11. Riley Wake
12. Liam Martin 12. Mavrik Geyer 12. Aston Warwick
13. Isaah Yeo © 13. Matthew Eisenhuth 13. Billy Phillips
14. Soni Luke 14. Trent Toelau 15. Josh Ruxton
15. Lindsay Smith 15. Jordan Grant 16. Siotame Hansen
16. Liam Henry 16. Luron Patea 17. Lachlan Blackburn
17. Luke Garner 17. Riley Price 23. Noah Nailagoliva
18. Daine Laurie 19. David Fale 18. Jirah Liddiard
19. Matthew Eisenhuth 20. Zac Lipowicz 19. Cooper Egan
20. Mavrik Geyer 21. Niko Apelu 20. Francis Manuleleua
21. Paul Alamoti 21.Cooper Ferrari
22. Brad Schneider
HC Ivan Cleary HC Ben Harden HC Jono Rolfe
AC Peter Wallace
AC Ben Garnier

:small_red_triangle::small_red_triangle_down: Promoted/Relegated | :small_orange_diamond: Positional Change

Match Officials

Telstra Premiership K.O.E NSW Cup Jersey Flegg Cup
Referee Ashley Klein TBA TBA
Sideline Official Matt Noyen TBA TBA
Chris Sutton TBA TBA
Video Referee Grant Atkins - -

Referee Success Rate

Referee Active Since 2024 Overall Pen. For Pen. Against Ratio
Ashley Klein 2009 (0/0) 100% (20/46) 43.48% 231.5 226.5 1.02

Just had a look at our team and its the very best we can put out with Kenny and Sorensen both back for this game.

Parra looked ok last week but to be fair faced a terrible side in the Bulldogs who didn’t offer much at all.

The only thing i want to see from this game is our attack being more potent.

Conditions will suit both teams, being dry and fast.

Hope we prevail in what could be a cracker game.

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:mega: Team lists and match officials have been updated.

what a strange half
Our attack has improved albeit still looking clunky
Their 3 tries were the softest tries we have ever let in.
Forward passes by Eels seem to be OK

Luai is going to spend a good stint on the sidelines and his last “dumb” penalty put them in the position to score their last soft try.

We look the better side but terrible defence reads have cost us 3 tries and defence has been our hallmark.

Hope Cleary can get their attention at halftime and get them to focus.

and how is it possible for 1 team to have 2 of the biggest wingers in footy in Gutherson and Moses…or they think with all the flapping of their arms, they will take off.

well that was a win and we improved and our defence improved in the second half.

We bashed Parra and they will struggle whoever they play next week.

Only sad note for us was JFH has a shoulder injury.

Celebrate the wins boys…wasnt pretty but a giant step forward.

Just got home from the game.

Great to get a win over the eels in a regular season game :rofl:

That try of Leota’s was something special. Pretty much a MOTM performance from him.

Kenny was outstanding as usual.

Yeo now has a 100% success rate with cross field kick try assists. Put him in the 6 next week.

Edwards was good as expected. Cleary much improved.

Our centres, second row and wingers need to work on their combinations and positioning.

Overall a much better performance, and while still far from perfect, inspires much confidence moving forward.

On a lessor note, what is going on with Luai?

Schneider looked very good in NSW cup

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

Well, that was a much improved performance as I had expected/hoped?? Still room for improvement, but as was said last week, the trophy is not won in March. I’m sure that defensive strength will return as the season rolls on & we will get better at converting our chances.

Great crowd & atmosphere at the game. We all need to celebrate the final season of our stadium, and look forward to the future - one where it doesn’t take 30+ minutes to get a beer!!

We have played two of the better teams in the comp & are 1-1. A couple of likely top 6 teams to come in the next two games and then the season will start to roll on. We will be the hunted each & every week, so it will never come easy.

There are no words to describe the level that Moses has taken his game to. I am talking about our Moses not the dickhead whinger that plays for the slimies. Leota’s performance in the last 3 GF’s put him at the very top of the tree of front rowers to play the game, ever. And now he scores tries like a free running FB :slight_smile:

Work to be done, but we are going OK at this stage and we know we will improve.

Always a great weekend when we beat the slimies :slight_smile:


Does anyone else have premonitions that this will be the year that Leota wins the Clive Churchill?


I’d love to see that. Might even throw a few on in.

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Hard to add much to what has already been said.

Our attack looked a lot sharper that last week, and a lot of that was probably to do with Kenny returning & giving us more direction than what Sommerton or Luke could provide for us last week.

Yeo, Leota & Smith led the way from then front and gave us the room we needed in attack.

The only way the Eels even looked like scoring was when we gifted them field position via dumb penalties. In saying that, our goal line defence let in 3 soft tries, something I hope we won’t see happen again this year.


:rugby_football: Knock On Effect NSW Cup | Full Time

Penrith Panthers 14 Tries Paul Alamoti (2), Soni Luke, Mavrik Geyer, Isaiah Iongi.
Goals Paul Alamoti (1/2), Brad Schneider (1/3)
Parramatta Eels 4 Tries Zac Cini.
Goals Ethan Sanders (0/1)


:rugby_football: Jersey Flegg Cup | Full Time

Penrith Panthers 22 Tries Billy Scott, Nick Murphy, Tim Carson, Casey Mclean.
Goals Tim Carson (3/4)
Parramatta Eels 0 Tries


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Looks like he’s just played the ball.

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Great weekend to be a Panther - wins in NRL, NSW Cup & Flegg against the slimies.

Perhaps they have a few wing flappers in the lower grades ala Moses & Gutherson :grin:

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Hate them idiots - what about the speed, grace, step, power of My Mate Moses The Motor Leotaaaaaa

The game wants to change rules to try and bring a better spectacle, I say anyone that harrases the ref other than the C, is penalise, then thrown in the bin - It is a blight on our game, whinging pricks…