NRL match preview: Penrith Panthers vs Gold Coast Titans

Date: Monday April 21
Venue: SportingBet Stadium
Kick-off: 7pm



1 Matt Moylan 2 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 3 Dean Whare 4 Jamal Idris 5 Josh Mansour 6 Jamie Soward 7 Peter Wallace (c) 8 Sam McKendry 9 Kevin Kingston (c) 10 Brent Kite 11 Sika Manu 12 Elijah Taylor 13 Adam Docker Interchange 14 James Segeyaro 15 Jeremy Latimore 16 Tyrone Peachey 17 Tim Grant


1 David Mead 2 Kevin Gordon 3 Maurice Blair 4 Brad Takairangi 5 Anthony Don 6 Aidan Sezer 7 Albert Kelly 8 Luke Douglas 9 Beau Falloon 10 Nate Myles (c) 11 Greg Bird (c) 12 David Taylor 13 Ashley Harrison Interchange 14 Matthew White 15 Ryan James 16 Mark Minichiello 17 Paul Carter 18 William Zillman 


Gold Coast will be looking to stay at the top of the National Rugby League ladder when they travel to Penrith for the Easter Monday fixture.  They were the benefactors of a Ben Barba mistake to get home against the Broncos last weekend and will come into this week’s game looking for their fifth straight victory.  Ex-Titan Jamal Idris credits the side’s improvement to former Cowboy coach Neil Henry who joined the club as assistant coach this season.  John Cartwright will be missing Luke Bailey through injury.  There’s doubt over the fitness of eighteenth man Will Zillman, and winger Anthony Don.

Penrith will be hoping they can play their running game at SportingBet Stadium after their last two home games were played in wet and heavy conditions.  South Sydney were too good in defense as the Panthers were kept try-less in defeat.  Ivan Cleary was forced to make one change with Lewis Brown injured.  Departing Panther Tim Grant will start from the bench with Sika Manu and Sam McKendry in the starting thirteen.  Expect the Titans to target Idris, especially an animated Greg Bird.  Penrith will be looking to expose the Titans out wide through Josh Mansour and two-gamer Dallin Watene Zelezniak.


Penrith to get home in a close one.

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