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16-05-2010 03:00PM at Toyota Stadium
Referee: Jason Robinson and Brett Suttor
Touch Judges: Russell Turner and Gavin Morris
Referee: Paul Simpkins
Since the signing of Tim Smith, the Sharks have looked less like a reserve grade team and more like a team with the potential to drag themselves out a horrible last 12 months. They obviously haven't reached this potential yet and are still struggling to score points, but they will fight hard again in this match on Sunday afternoon. This might test the visiting Panthers but eventually class will prevail.
That class is represented by none other than Michael Jennings. He will more than likely be up against Taulima Tautai and the Panthers will want to take full advantage of this. If wise enough, Luke Walsh and Kevin Kingston will be looking to give their star centre plenty of opportunities to apply his craft. If they do, he will be unstoppable. They will. He is. Good platform to be laid by the Penrith's impressive pack of forwards and 'Jenko' does the rest. Do I sound like a Jennings fan?
My Man of the Match Prediction: Petero Civoniceva
My Tip: Panthers 28-10
|Cronulla Sutherland Sharks Penrith Panthers|
Head to Head
|2009||Round 10||CUA Stadium, Penrith||Penrith Panthers||26-22|
|2009||Round 1||Toyota Stadium||Cronulla Sutherland Sharks||18-10|
|2008||Round 13||CUA Stadium, Penrith||Cronulla Sutherland Sharks||24-22|
|2008||Round 6||Toyota Park||Penrith Panthers||21-20|
|2007||Round 1||Toyota Park||Cronulla Sutherland Sharks||18-0|