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Both the Warriors and Panthers are limping into the finals in questionable form – who recaptures their winning touch and generates some momentum with just two weeks of the regular season remaining on Friday night?
It’s hard to be too confident in either side. The Warriors were consistently in the top four for much of the first half of the season, but they’ve slipped into bad habits over the last couple of months and are still not ensured a top eight finish.
If the Tigers win against Manly on Thursday night, the will come to within two points of the Warriors – and if the Kiwi club don’t win this game, it will all come down to the final round.
The Warriors could have wrapped up their finals spot had they beaten the Bulldogs last week, but they went down 26-27 to a Lachlan Lewis field goal in the final minutes.
Penrith meanwhile couldn’t conjure up another miracle comeback for the fourth week in a row, putting in a lacklustre display as they were defeated 12-20 by the Knights at home.
The Panthers were flat throughout the match and dropped out of the top four as a result, meaning they now face an uphill battle to secure a double chance in the finals.
Considering the Panthers were lucky to win their last three matches before that one against lowly opposition, it’s safe to say the club – who sacked Anthony Griffin a few weeks ago – aren’t playing well at the moment.
The Warriors aren’t in any sort of form either, but at least they have home ground advantage and the ability to turn it on at any moment. They are also a settled side off the field – at least more than Penrith. Anything could happen in this fixture, but the Warriors are slight favourites in my book.
Mason Lino replaces Blake Green (calf) in the halves for the Warriors, while Tohu Harris is named to make his return from injury in place of Leivaha Pulu on the bench.
Tyrone Peachey moves to the halves to partner Nathan Cleary for Penrith, with Sione Katoa dropping to the bench. Tyrone May drops to the bench, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak takes over at fullback and Christian Crichton is recalled on the wing. James Fisher-Harris (shoulder) returns at lock pushing Corey Harawira-Naera to the bench and Kaide Ellis to the reserves.
Warriors: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. David Fusitua 3. Gerard Beale 4. Solomone Kata 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Mason Lino 7. Shaun Johnson 8. James Gavet 9. Issac Luke 10. Agnatius Paasi 11. Isaiah Papalii 12. Adam Blair 13. Simon Mannering.
Interchange: 14. Jazz Tevaga 15. Tohu Harris 16. Bunty Afoa 17. Peta Hiku.
Reserves: 18. Leivaha Pulu 20. Anthony Gelling 21. Chris Satae 22. Karl Lawton.
Panthers: 1. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 2. Josh Mansour 3. Waqa Blake 4. Dean Whare 5. Christian Crichton 6. Tyrone Peachey 7. Nathan Cleary 8. Trent Merrin 9. Wayde Egan 10. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Isaah Yeo 13. James Fisher-Harris.
Interchange: 14. Tyrone May 15. Moses Leota 16. Corey Harawira-Naera 17. James Tamou.
Reserves: 18. Sione Katoa 19. Kaide Ellis 20. Adam Keighran 21. Liam Martin.