Penrith
Panthers
40
Newcastle
Knights
0
FULLTIME
2017-03-24T07:00:00Z
Pepper Stadium

Preview

Both these teams head into round four at 1-2 and probably both have cases to have winning records but that isn’t to be.

For Penrith, unlucky is a light way to put their defeat to Sydney last weekend but they must find some consistency in their performances if they want to head deep into September.

The Panthers attack struggled last week against the Roosters line and will be hoping their forward pack can march them up the field once again.

Meanwhile, the Knights, despite losing last week, have already shown this season they’re up for the fight. Their scoring output has doubled from last season with the left edge of Peter Mata’utia and Nathan Ross producing seven tries in their opening three matches. Their defence is also on the rise and having won five of their last eight in Penrith, their confidence will be high.

Once again, the bookies have Penrith installed as heavy favourites and if they decide to show up, they could blow the Knights out of the water.

Panthers by 10

Team Lists

Team Stats


Scoring Plays

Panthers   Knights
7 Tries 0
5 Conversions 0
1 Penalty Goals 0
0 Field Goals 0

Attack

Panthers   Knights
202 All Runs 132
2,012 All Run Metres 1,148
9 Line Breaks 0
14 Offloads 8

Defense

Panthers   Knights
235 Kick Metres 233
0 40/20 0
225 Tackles 387
23 Missed Tackles 39

Discipline

Panthers   Knights
8 Penalties Conceded 10
13 Errors 13
0 Sin Bin 0
0 Send Offs 0

Player Stats


Top Linebreak Assists

 PlayerTOT
Nathan Cleary1
Dean Whare1
Matt Moylan1
Te Maire Martin1
Brock Lamb0

Summary