R7 Panthers v Tigers - Game Day Thread

R7 Panthers v Tigers

Game Day Information

:rugby_football: Match Penrith Panthers v Wests Tigers
:stadium: Venue Carrington Park, Bathurst NSW
:clock10: Time Saturday, April 20 3:00pm
:tickets: Tickets Tickets via 123Tix
:rugby_football: Other Matches NSWCUP New Zealand Warriors v Penrith Panthers 27/4 8:00am
JFLEGG Penrith Panthers v Western Subusrbs Magpies 20/4 1:00pm
:sun_behind_rain_cloud: Weather :sun_behind_small_cloud: Mostly Sunny 18°C (:cloud_with_rain: Chance of Rain: <1% / :wind_face: Wind: SE 14km/h)
:tv: Broadcast :tv: Fox League (Channel 502) [LIVE]
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:rugby_football: Telstra Premiership | Full Time

40px Penrith Panthers 18 Tries Sunia Turuva (2), Paul Alamoti, James Fisher-Harris.
Goals Dylan Edwards (3/4)
40px Wests Tigers 32 Tries Junior Tupou.
Goals Apisai Koroisau (1/1

:rugby_football: Knock On Effect NSW Cup | Full Time

40px Penrith Panthers 40 Tries Trent Toelau (2), Preston Riki, Luke Sommerton, Isaiah Iongi, Niko Apelu, Jesse McLean.
Goals Jack Cole (6/7)
40px Western Suburbs
14 Tries Solomon Alaimalo, Jayden Sullivan, Declan Casey.
Goals Alex Lobb (1/3)

:rugby_football: Jersey Flegg Cup | Full Time

40px Penrith Panthers 26 Tries Angelis Hotere-Papalii (2), Jirah Liddiard, Billy Scott.
Goals Jirah Liddiard (1/4)
40px Wests Tigers 20 Tries Solomone Saukuru (2), Sione Vaihu, Chris Faagutu.
Goals Naati Teaupa (2/4)

Postgame Media







Telstra Premiership Knock on Effect NSW Cup Jersey Flegg Cup
:rugby_football: Panthers v Tigers :rugby_football: Panthers v Magpies :rugby_football: Panthers v Tigers
:clock3: Saturday 20/4 3:00pm :clock3: Saturday 20/4 1:00pm :clock3: Saturday 20/4 11:15am
:stadium: Carrington Park :stadium: Bluebet Stadium :stadium: Bluebet Stadium
1. Dylan Edwards 1. Isaiah Iongi 1. Jaxen Edgar
2. Sunia Turuva 2. Jesse Mclean 2. Jirah Liddiard
3. Izack Tago 3. Tyrone Peachey 3. Angelis Hotere-Papalii
4. Taylan May 4. David Fale 4. Casey Mclean
5. Brian To’o 5. Paul Alamoti 5. Nick Murphy
6. Jarome Luai 6. Jack Cole 6. Joseph Nohra
7. Brad Schneider 7. Trent Toelau 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. Jordan Grant 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. Riley Price 13. Billy Phillips
14. Daine Laurie 14. Daeon Amituanai 14. Cooper Egan
15. Lindsay Smith 15. Luron Patea 15. Francis Manuleleua
16. Liam Henry 16. Ativalu Lisati 16. Josh Ruxton
17. Luke Garner 17. Zac Lipowicz 17. Lachlan Blackburn
18. Jack Cole 18. Niko Apelu 18. Cooper Ferrari
19. Mavrik Geyer 19. Fletcher Haycock
20. Matt Eisenhuth 20. Hokofonu Lemoto
21. Paul Alamoti 21. Judah Galuvao
22. Tyrone Peachey
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 Wyatt Raymond Karra-Lee Nolan Dillian Wells
Sideline Official Chris Sutton Ben Teague Ben Teague
Matt Noyen Bradley Kiehne Bradley Kiehne
Video Referee Grant Atkins - -

Referee Success Rate

Referee Active Since 2024 Overall Pen. For Pen. Against Ratio
Wyatt Raymond* 2024 (0/0) 100% (0/0) 100% 0 0 1.00

* First Panthers match adjudicated.

Game Day Information - Carrington Park

Ticket Information – General Admission

  • It is recommended that ticketholders pre-download or print their tickets prior to the event to avoid technical issues on the day.
  • If using your mobile ticket, have the QR code on your ticket ready to scan and your phone brightness up before you get to the entry gate for faster entry.
  • If you have a bag, please ensure you enter the gates via the ‘Bag Check’ lane.

Ticket Information – Grandstand

  • Ensure you enter via the grandstand line at the entry gate to ensure you receive your wristband from ticket staff at the entry gate. You will not be permitted entry to the grandstand without your grandstand wristband on.
  • It is recommended that ticketholders pre-download or print their tickets prior to the event to avoid technical issues on the day.
  • If using your mobile ticket, have the QR code on your ticket ready to scan and your phone brightness up before you get to the entry gate for faster entry.

Ticket Information – Corporate

  • You must arrive with your hard card, wristband and ticket to enter the grounds. Your hard card and wristband must both be worn to gain entry and must not be removed for the duration of the event.
  • No children under the age of 18 are permitted into the Corporate Hospitality area.
  • The dress code is smart casual.

How to collect your Express Bar Pass

  • To collect your Express Bar Pass, simply present your ticket to staff at any of the Express Bar Service Lanes available at any General Admission bar. Here staff will issue you with a wristband.
  • Express Service Lanes will be available at all three bars located within the General Admission areas. There are NO Express Service Lanes in the Grandstand or Corporate Hospitality areas.
  • Once you have collected your wristband from any of the three General Admission bars, your wristband must remain on in order to be served via the Express Lane.

Gameday Schedule

Gates Open: 12.15pm

Group 10 Kick-Off – Bathurst Panthers v Lithgow Workies Wolves: 12.40pm

NRL Telstra Premiership Rd 7 Kick-Off – Penrith Panthers v Wests Tigers: 3.00pm

Getting to the Game

  • It is recommended you arrive to game day as early as possible due to high vehicle and pedestrian traffic between 2:00pm – 3:00pm.
  • Entry to Carrington Park is via the Howick Street and Durham Street entry gates. To view a map, visit Bathurst Regional Council’s website.
  • Parking will be available within the streets surrounding Carrington Park and throughout the Bathurst CBD.
  • Designated accessible parking will be available at the Bathurst Sportsground (entry via Howick Street).
  • For information regarding public transport options and accommodation please visit bathurstregion.com.au
  • A public drop off zone is located on the Northern side of Howick Street between the vehicle entry into the Sportsground and Havannah Street.

Getting to the Game - Corporate

  • Priority parking is available for Corporate Hospitality ticket holders within the Bathurst Sportsground adjacent to Carrington Park. Enter via Howick Street and show your ticket for access. Please follow the direction of carpark marshals.
  • Entry to Carrington Park is via the gate from the Bathurst Sportsground. Please arrive wearing your hard card and wristband and present your ticket to enter the grounds.

Important Event Information

  • It is recommended that ticketholders bring cash on the day to purchase food and beverages. EFTPOS payments will be accepted. No ATM facilities will be available at the event.
  • The Bathurst NRL match is a fully licensed event. No BYO alcohol is permitted.
  • No glass is to be brought into the venue.
  • There is no allocated seating available in General Admission areas. Patrons within this area ONLY are welcome to bring picnic rugs, camp chairs and the alike.
  • Patrons are allowed to bring pre-packaged food such as sandwiches, fruit, biscuits, cakes and crisps, provided they are for individual consumption and are packaged appropriately.
  • Patrons are not permitted to bring food or beverage products packaged or purchased at commercial outlets outside the venues licensed area (i.e. fast foods such as McDonalds or KFC).
  • Unopened non-alcoholic beverages for individual consumption are permitted.
  • Enquiries regarding lost property, lost children or game day facilities should be directed to staff at the Howick Street Main Gate.
  • Pass Out policy will apply once inside the venue. This means approaching a ticketing event staff personnel at the entry gate with a hand scanner to scan your ticket as a Pass Out which will permit re-entry through an entry point of the venue. Your ticket must be reproduced for re-entry so do not lose your ticket whilst outside the venue.
  • No pets or animals are to be brought into the venue. Assistant animals are accepted but must show proof.
  • Patrons aged 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.No children under the age of 18 are permitted into the Corporate Hospitality area.
  • Lost or stolen tickets will not be replaced.
  • Amenities including accessible amenities for General Admission ticket holders are located at the permanent amenity block, behind the Grandstand. Additional Portaloos are located behind the Corporate Hospitality marquee. Amenities for Grandstand ticket holders are located down the stairs, at the rear of the Grandstand building. Amenities for Corporate Hospitality ticket holders are located behind the Corporate Hospitality marquee.
  • If you require first aid, please locate your nearest security or event staff for assistance. St John Ambulance is located near the Howick Street entry gate.

Conditions of Entry

  • Entry is subject to the Carrington Park Conditions of Entry. Please refer to Bathurst Regional Council’s website for full details.

Talk about deja vu, this game has “ambush” written all over it.
Adding the JFH news today on top of the Cleary injury not being as “vanilla” as we had hoped, sets this up as an interesting challenge.

Tigers whilst no premiership threat have improved with all of whatever good happens from them begins and ends with Api.

We on the other hand have been a shadow of the premiership juggernaut we were.
On paper we should win this game but we thought the same last year.
That being said, a lot will turn on how we attack if our defence holds.
Our attack has been the issue and in our last game, deserted us on all levels.

Much to watch this week, we will see how JFH responds to his move, how Luai drives our boys around and how Schneider creates opportunities and importantly closes them out.
The playing group need to lift.


A game we should win against an opponent that will not play finals again this season, but as we have seen for past few seasons, we are the hunted & rivals will try to raise their efforts in order to try & beat us.
Last game not much went right & an improved performance is expected. Anyone can win on a given day, but I suggest we will be too good for the tiges.

This is the reason we will win and win well !



Late Mail

Paul Alamoti (#621) will debut for the Panthers this week in the centres, with Taylan May missing this weeks clash due to a “personal matter”

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wouldn’t have anything to do with his driving would it?

Its hard to put brains into statues but i was hoping to see Alamoti, not this early but nonetheless pleased to see how he goes and fits into our structure.

he is a kid playing for plenty, so i guess we will all see his character and to be honest against a side who won’t be easy beats but we should dominate.

Luai has a bit to prove to his new masters as well, show them how much of a bargain buy he was.

Hope the May matter is resolved quickly and i wish Alamoti has a standout game. That alone may get someones attention.

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Well for quite some time we looked like we were stuck in mud and they were running on top of the ground.
We were lucky to have Schneider stay on the field and not be in the bin for 10 and the same with their Sezer who should have been in the bin and their first try wouldn’t have been scored.

But these refs seem to be wearing OPSM glasses with us and wearing Goggles with the other mob.

Thankfully Henry and Smith came on and settled our forwards but to my etyes JFH looked flat.

Edwards has been head and shoulders the best player on the park but we will need to lift our intensity to secure the win.

Nothing spectacular, but we got the job done. Happy with Alimoti on debut. A few good defensive efforts, and a try.

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i wasnt expecting spectacular and probably what we got where we went back to basics and the 6 suggest we did but we need to remind ourselves we played a very average team.

if we had of played Broncos or indeed Cowboys we wouldn’t be so chuffed.

Schneider is simply terrible at 7, and isn’t giving us any fluidity in attack or importantly in defence .

We have to acknowledge the importance of Cleary to our side.

That being said, we have a few who are not where they need to be but it was a win and we will take it.

Next week will be a better marker of where we are at for this year.

Enjoy the win and take the confidence out of it.


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

JFH is clearly still carrying that shoulder injury. He turns into contact almost seeming to avoid hitting it. I’m hopeful that he can sort that out, but I fear he may be playing with that injury for the rest of the year.

Alamoti had a sound debut. Some classy Critta-like moments with that intercept, and a superb try off a Sorensen offload.

Was surprised to see Benji have a crack at the refs post game. Obviously trying to use the Trent Robinson playbook. That mob is delusional.

It was a great experience being at the game - a full house at a small ground.

All in all the scoreboard somewhat flattered us, but was great to see Fish power through for that final try.

Edwards and Yeo were clearly our best, I thought our bench forwards all played well, and our new guy shows promise in the centres.

Another 2 points our way. Not flash by any means, but as they say premierships are not won in April.

It used to be Melbourne who was our bogey team, it now seems like it’s the Tigers.