08 Apr 2023 05:30 PM
|1||D. Edwards||T. Trbojevic||1|
|2||S. Turuva||J. Saab||2|
|3||I. Tago||B. Parker||3|
|4||S. Crichton||M. Harper||4|
|5||B. To'o||R. Garrick||5|
|6||J. Luai||K. Weekes||14|
|7||N. Cleary||D. Cherry-Evans||7|
|8||M. Leota||T. Paseka||8|
|9||M. Kenny||L. Croker||9|
|10||M. Eisenhuth||J. Trbojevic||10|
|11||S. Sorensen||H. Olakau'atu||11|
|12||Z. Hosking||K. Tuilagi||12|
|13||I. Yeo||J. Aloiai||13|
|14||S. Luke||K. Lawton||15|
|15||L. Smith||E. Bullemor||16|
|16||S. Leniu||S. Keppie||17|
|17||J. Salmon||C. Johns||19|
Just don't want a blowout tho, a tough it out 80min performance is all we ask.The Panthers are one of the most disciplined teams of the last decade.
They play very low risk football.
It's the old adage. You know exactly what they're going to do. Stopping it is a whole different story.
Sadly, we're just too brittle defensively to keep a side like that at bay. It'll death by a thousand paper cuts.
Mate it's too early on a Monday morning for comedyOk so with Schuster back we will be more dangerous in attack. Everything to play for. Win this we cement our place in the top 4. Lose and we could drop to 7th or 8th. Panthers don't go so well when they are dominated or matched in the middle. I think we will see more urgency and a more up tempo game from our boys and who knows perhaps our third golden point game in a row. Don't be surprised if Schuster provides the match winner in this one.
I like your bravado Alfreddo, that rhymes well !!, I'm usually upbeat on every game we play, but we need to dominate in the forward battles before Tom and Schuster can do their thing. So, going of the Knights game, sorry can't see it for now. Just think we are going to be locked into a tackling marathon, poor old Jake he's going to need a break pretty soon.Ok so with Schuster back we will be more dangerous in attack. Everything to play for. Win this we cement our place in the top 4. Lose and we could drop to 7th or 8th. Panthers don't go so well when they are dominated or matched in the middle. I think we will see more urgency and a more up tempo game from our boys and who knows perhaps our third golden point game in a row. Don't be surprised if Schuster provides the match winner in this one.
I agree I think Lawton is our best 13 Aloai off the bench. Hopefully the Schu comes back for Johns who was ordinary last week and Weekes to replace Harper who also was very poor. Tippy toes seems to be out as well so Vaega may come in but not sure if he is upto 1st gradeLawton did such a good job defensively against Souths. I think we need to start him. We need more tacklers in the starting side. Aloiai is better off the bench. Prefer we move Lawton to 13 as he has a better passing game as well.
If Croker is out.. give young Gordy another run out and Weekes to centre for Harper. Vaega for Tippytoes. That right edge was awful. So was the left but Parker and Garrick have runs on the board....
The Panthers are slick , just like we were at the peak of our powers.Only one way this game is going and it's not in our favour. We've lost our last 6 vs Penrith, last 7 vs Souths, 6/7 against Melbourne and 6/8 vs Roosters. I had high hopes for this season but after watching us let Parra back into the game multiple times, failing to beat the Bunnies reserve grade forward pack and then the Knights game I don't think we have the right kind of attitude to be winning these games against the top sides. More than happy to be wrong but Penrith are ruthless and we are the opposite
Im not so sure this is a rebuilding. The squad is essentially the same (+ some more backline/hooker depth). At the time it seemed the whole idea of changing up the coaching staff (even if it just ended up being the assistant coaches) was to try keep things fresh for a squad that's largely been stable.The Panthers are slick , just like we were at the peak of our powers.
We are rebuilding , I wouldn’t say we are the opposite , but there’s currently a fair gap !!
You are very critical of the games we either just lost or drew , if you think the 2022 would have been blown off the park by both those teams then you’ll see that we have in fact improved.
I just wish more fans would acknowledge that.