Parramatta
Eels
18
Penrith
Panthers
12
FULLTIME
2017-04-22T05:00:00Z
ANZ Stadium

Preview

The battle for Sydney’s west takes place on Saturday afternoon however for both teams, much more will be up for grabs than just territorial bragging rights.

Penrith and Parramatta and just two and three wins respectively with both desperate to stay in touch with the top sides in the competition.

For Penrith, their offense in recent weeks has been a far cry from their flashy brilliance that we saw in 2016 with that coming to a halt last weekend as they tried to run around instead of through the Cronulla line.

They’re at their best when they’re throwing the ball around and forcing the opposition defence to back peddle, something they’ll want to get back to this weekend.

Kirisome Auva’a performance last week was simply nothing short of dominant and they’ll need something similar from him and Michael Jennings – who busted a combined 14 tackles – if they are to upset the more fancied Panthers.

This Penrith team is far too good to be where they are on the ladder, so look for them to bounce back this week.

Panthers by 8.

Team Lists

Team Stats


Scoring Plays

3 Tries 3
2 Conversions 2
1 Penalty Goals 0
0 Field Goals 0

Attack

188 All Runs 181
1,566 All Run Metres 1,645
2 Line Breaks 5
13 Offloads 11

Defense

502 Kick Metres 410
0 40/20 0
329 Tackles 345
22 Missed Tackles 31

Discipline

6 Penalties Conceded 6
15 Errors 16
0 Sin Bin 0
0 Send Offs 0

Player Stats

Summary