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On a four-match winning streak and on the brink of a top eight spot, the Panthers could break into a finals position if they beat the 15th-placed Tigers on Sunday and the Dragons lose to the Rabbitohs on Friday night.
Alternatively, if the Sea Eagles suffer a third straight loss to the Roosters, then the Panthers will also overtake them on points differential if they defeat the Tigers.
It’s a massive game for the Panthers, and if they are serious about playing finals footy this season, this is a contest they simply must win.
Penrith have been on a roll lately, winning eight of their last 10 matches, but it must be said that they’ve had a pretty comfortable draw during that period, with eight of those 10 teams currently outside the top eight, while they also haven’t faced any team in the top four.
An intriguing sub-plot of this clash is Panthers halfback Nathan Cleary taking on his father and Tigers coach Ivan Cleary for the first time, while it’s also a family affair for brothers Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (Panthers) and Malakai Watene-Zelezniak (Tigers).
The Tigers have improved over the last month or so, registering away victories over the Knights and Titans, while they suffered respectable tight losses against top eight sides Manly and Parramatta in-between.
Conceding just over 15 points per game over the last month, the Tigers are proving harder to break down and are showcasing better effort and intensity. It seems Ivan Cleary’s influence is slowly but surely making an impact at the club.
With the Tigers performing well, the Panthers must be on their guard. Penrith won their Round 2 clash easily earlier this season, but this is looming as a much tougher contest, especially with the pressure of finals football present. I’ll still back Penrith to emerge victorious, but this could turn into a thriller if the Tigers turn up ready to play.
Panthers: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Josh Mansour 3. Tyrone Peachey 4. Waqa Blake 5. Dallin Watene Zelezniak 6. Tyrone May 7. Nathan Cleary 8. James Tamou 9. Peter Wallace 10. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 11. Corey Harawira-Naera 12. Isaah Yeo 13. Moses Leota.
Interchange: 14. Sione Katoa 15. Bryce Cartwright 16. Tim Browne 17. James Fisher-Harris 18. Matt Moylan 19. Dean Whare 20. Viliame Kikau 21. Sitaleki Akauola.
Tigers: 1. James Tedesco 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Esan Marsters 4. Kevin Naiqama 5. Malaki Watene-Zelezniak 6. Tuimoala Lolohea 7. Luke Brooks 8. Aaron Woods 9. Matt McIlwrick 10. Tim Grant 11. Chris Lawrence 12. Elijah Taylor 13. Matthew Eisenhuth.
Interchange: 14. Alex Twal 15. Sauaso Sue 16. Michael Chee-Kam 17. Jack Littlejohn 18. Josh Aloiai 19. JJ Felise 20. Joel Edwards 21. Ava Seumanufagai.