Coach of the 2003 Minor Premiers , John Lang will have a smile a mile wide with the news that his barnstorming 2nd rower , Joe Galuvao has completely recovered from his leg injury and is at his enthusiastic best in anticipation of this weekends game against the Brisbane Broncos.
Coach Lang's squad remains largely unchanged except for the big Kiwi forwards return.
News from Brisbane today will no doubt cheer coach Lang.Props , Gee and Civoniceva , both opted for early guilty pleas for dangerous tackles and will miss the game against the Panthers.
Despite the seating at Penrith Stadium being reduced to 20500 patrons , the Panthers can expect the shortfall to be made up by the fans vocal volume.
The Panthers team is :
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 (from): 14. Ben Ross, 15. Trent Waterhouse, 16. Luke Swain, 17. Shane Rodney, 18. Colin Ward.