Penrith Panthers coach John Lang has named a largely unchanged lineup for Friday nights match at Newcastle against the Knights.
It is always a big ask to take on the Knights at their home ground , but Lang must fancy his sides chances after they continue to play incredibly positive football.
Much intrest will be shown in the performance of the Panthers (and arguably, the competition) block busting 2nd rowers , Tony Puletua and Joe Galuvao, with the Kiwi squad to be named shortly. If form is any criteria , these 2 must be bolters for the NZ national side.
Here is the Penrith team to play the Knights in Newcastle on Friday night (7.30pm):
1. Rhys Wesser, 2. Luke Lewis, 3. Ryan Girdler, 4. Paul Whatuira, 5. Luke Rooney, 6. Preston Campbell, 7. Craig Gower (c), 8. Joel Clinton, 9. Luke Priddis, 10. Martin Lang, 11. Joe Galuvao, 12. Tony Puletua, 13. Scott Sattler.
Interchange: 14. Trent Waterhouse, 15. Frank Pritchard, 16. Luke Swain, 17. Shane Rodney.