We take a look at Friday nights (16/8/2019) NRL 2019 Week 22 match is between the Brisbane Broncos and the Penrith Panthers. The Broncos will take on the Panthers this weekend and they are the well backed favourites in the betting.
When: Friday August 16, 7:55pm
Where: Suncorp Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Brisbane got out of jail late against North Queensland to bag two valuable points and win 18-14. That win puts them inside the top eight by just a point ahead of this big match against the Panthers.
Penrith surprised many last weekend and without James Maloney were clinical in attack thanks to the precise kicking of Matt Burton, who unfortunately misses out this week.
Broncos coach Anthony Seibold has named an unchanged 17, with Maloney the only change to the starting 17 for Penrith.
The Broncos have won three on the trot against Penrith, but this is the first time they play the Panthers in 2019. Last season in Brisbane, they crushed the Panthers 50-18. Penrith last won in Brisbane 31-12 in 2016.
This match will be an absolute cracker and there is a lot riding on the result. The Panthers have the better spine and halves combination in particular and that could go a long way to deciding this one. Nathan Cleary to kick the winning field goal in golden point says The Wolf.
Tip: Penrith Panthers at $2.15
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: Josh Mansour at $10.00
Broncos: 1. Anthony Milford 5. Jamayne Isaako 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Gehamat Shibasaki 2. Corey Oates 6. Darius Boyd 7. Jake Turpin 8. Matthew Lodge 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Payne Haas 11. David Fifita 12. Tevita Pangai 13. Joe Ofahengaue Interchange: 14. James Segeyaro 15. Thomas Flegler 16. Rhys Kennedy 17. Patty Carrigan Reserves: 18. Herbie Farnworth 19. Matt Gillett 20. Izaia Perese 21. Alex Glenn
Panthers: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Josh Mansour 3. Stephen Crichton 4. Brent Naden 5. Brian To’o 6. James Maloney 7. Nathan Cleary 8. James Tamou 9. Mitch Kenny 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo Interchange: 14. Sione Katoa 15. Spencer Leniu 16. Moses Leota 17. Reagan Campbell-Gillard Reserves: 18. Dean Whare 19. William Burns 20. Kaide Ellis 21. Hame Sele
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change