NRL Melbourne Storm vs Penrith Panthers Live Streaming Free National Rugby League 2017. Melbourne Storm vs Penrith Panthers match will be kick off at AAMI Park Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Saturday 01 April 2017 online, Time 19:30 (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Nine, Fox Sports, FOX Sports 2 & FOX Soccer Plus,Premier Sports.
Unbeaten after the first month of the season, last year’s grand finalists Melbourne are already looking like finals certainties this early into the campaign, and they will be extremely confident of extending that said unbeaten run to five matches when they entertain Penrith in the final game on Super Saturday.
Melbourne have a tremendous record over the Panthers, winning an astonishing 16 of the last 17 games between the sides dating back to 2006 – the year they won the premiership.
The Storm have been so clinical over the first four rounds, but they were forced to recover from a 14-point deficit to emerge 22-14 winners against the struggling Wests Tigers last week.
A try right before half-time gave the Storm hope, and they came out in the second stanza and looked a completely different outfit, gradually grinding the Tigers into submission.
Meanwhile, after starting the season as joint-premiership favourites, the Panthers are starting to look more like genuine contenders.
Penrith were embarrassed by the Dragons in the opening round, but since then they’ve been impressive, falling controversially by two points to the unbeaten Roosters and then thumping the Knights by 40 points last week.
The Panthers have been great in defence over the last three weeks, conceding just 16 points, meaning this upcoming battle with defensive powerhouses Melbourne promises to be a low-scoring affair.
With all that in mind, Melbourne winning in a close game screams out as the best bet. The Storm traditionally dominate Penrith, but both sides are playing well and defending stoically. Back Melbourne 1-12.
Melbourne Storm: 1. Billy Slater 2. Young Tonumaipea 3. William Chambers 4. Cheyse Blair 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Ryley Jacks 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith 10. Jordan McLean 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Dale Finucane 14. Christian Welch 15. Tim Glasby 16. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 17. Joe Stimson 18. Mark Nicholls 19. Tui Kamikamica 20. Jeremy Hawkins 21. Suliasi Vunivalu
Penrith Panthers: 1. Matt Moylan 2. Dean Whare 3. Waqa Blake 4. Tyrone Peachey 5. Dallin Watene Zelezniak 6. Te Maire Martin 7. Nathan Cleary 8. James Tamou 9. Peter Wallace 10. Regan Campbell-Gillard 11. Corey Harawira 12. Isaah Yeo 13. Trent Merrin 14. Peta Hiku 15. Leilani Latu 16. Viliame Kikau 17. Sitaleki Akauola 18. Moses Leota 19. Tim Browne 20. Sione Katoa 21. James Fisher-Harris