National Rugby League : It’s a must win round 10 clash as the giant slaying Penrith Panthers play host to the unpredictable New Zealand Warriors at Centrebet Stadium tonight. Join us for live scores from 7:30PM AEST.
After a miraculous upset win against world club champions the Melbourne Storm on Monday night, Ivan Cleary’s working class Panthers outfit will be brimming with confidence and a belief that they now have what it takes to take the two points off any visiting side.
Their round ten opposition could not be any more different to their previous opponents however, as where the Storm are known for their clinical precision and consistency, the Warriors are a team who continue to run hot and cold in the NRL.
Outstanding one moment and horrible the next, the New Zealanders showed the full range of their form last week in Wellington as they built a commanding lead against the Bulldogs, only to see it evaporate in an error strewn second half effort.
Whilst tonight’s match might not seem like an obvious grudge match, it is sure to contain extra spice with both respective coaches having held the reins only recently at their opposition, and tonight marks the first time former Penrith coach Matthew Elliot returns to the foot of the mountains.