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Panthers vs Warriors Gameday Chatter [Round 10, 2017]

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Panthers v Warriors: Schick Preview
Wed 10 May, 2017, 11:30am
By Corey Rosser‌, New Zealand Correspondent‌‌, ‌‌‌

Schick Hydro Preview: Penrith Panthers v Warriors
Pepper Stadium
Saturday, 3.00pm AEDT, 5.00pm NZT

After a week off the Warriors and Panthers will look to resume their NRL Telstra Premiership campaigns in positive fashion in Round 10, after both experiencing disappointing opening thirds of the season.

Both sides got through the Representative Round unscathed despite providing a huge contingent to the various teams who took the field, and will bring near full-strength teams to Pepper Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Kiwi international back-rower James Fisher-Harris comes back into the starting side for Penrith, with fellow New Zealander Corey Harawira-Naera dropping to the bench and Viliame Kikau falling out of 17.

For the Warriors Solomone Kata returns from injury in the place of rookie Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad in their only change, while captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck will play his 100th first grade match and prop Sam Lisone will reach his 50-game milestone this weekend.

Why the Panthers can win: Losing can become just as contagious as winning, and through the first nine rounds of the NRL Telstra Premiership it appears that became the case for the Panthers. That is why the week off for the Representative Round – which saw 18 of Penrith's players spend time in camp with their respective rep sides – could be just what the doctor ordered. This is the ideal time for Penrith to rediscover their mojo against a team who have been up and down all year.

Why the Warriors can win: The Panthers make a lot of errors, the most in the entire competition in fact at an average of 12.5 per match, while the Warriors have made a habit of looking after the ball in 2017. If the Kiwi outfit can hit somewhere near their 76.63 per cent average completion rate then they are going to put a lot of pressure on Penrith and force them to get through plenty of defensive work. It will also go a long way to containing the Panthers' attack, which we know can be potent on its day.

History: Panthers v Warriors: Played 37; Panthers 20; Warriors 16; Drawn 1. The last time they met it went down to golden point, with Shaun Johnson scoring to put an end to his side's three-match losing run against Penrith. A look back even further shows the Warriors have beaten the Panthers only twice in eight encounters stretching back to 2010. At Pepper Stadium the Panthers have won their last three against the Warriors and scored 22 points or more on each occasion.

What are the odds: By far the most even-betting game of the round according to Sportsbet. The money is split virtually 50/50 in the head-to-head market and both sides have been well-backed to win 1-12.

Match officials: Referee: Ben Cummins. Assistant referee: Chris Sutton. Sideline officials: Russell Turner and Clayton Sharpe. Review official: Ben Galea. Senior review official: Jared Maxwell.

Televised: Fox Sports – Live coverage from 3.00pm (AEDT). Sky Sports - Live coverage from 5.00pm (NZT). predicts: Waiting for Penrith to find form in 2017 feels a bit like poking a bear in the eye until it wakes up. But this might just be the week they come to life, with the Warriors having lost all four of their away games this season. Penrith have enough talent to be the better team right now and if they can put it together they should win this one. Panthers by six.
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Get fired up for this one boys! Panthers at home will be a tough challenge. Make no mistake, the Panthers are a quality side despite their position on the ladder. Plenty of strike weapons up front and out the back. It's just that they haven't manage to fire......yet.

If the boys can muscle up, dominate early possession and put points on the board, I am confident we will put them away. Looking forward to Manu's return to first grade. I hope he has that fire in his belly to go out there and give em hell.

Let's get it boys!
Tough game. Panthers desperate, and have a side that is capable of piling on pressure and points. Worried about Bryce Cartwright, and Matt Moylans passing game.
the flip side, Panthers supporters just as scared of Johnson carving up as he is due, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck controlling from the back, Matulino regaining his status as an elite player.
Tough one to choose, Heart obviously Warriors, head surprisingly Warriors as well by 8.
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This is a must win if we are ever going to do more than make up the numbers
A good side that is out of form is one that we need to beat
Everyone will always struggle against the likes of Melbourne and the Broncos but these games are the ones that will make the difference at the end of the season
A good team should put the Panthers away
Can we be a good team? I guess we'll find out later today
I am not liking seeing CNK dropped for Kata. How does the ball hog even get picked in the larger gameday squad?
And maybe Manu for Maumolo and Afoa in for Sao. Or even Afoa for Roache if he is going to get left on the bench if Luke goes 80 minutes
Apart from that pretty much as expected
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