We take a look at Sunday’s (30/06/2019) NRL 2019 Week 15 match is between New Zealand Warriors and the Penrith Panthers. The Warriors go into the match as the overwhelming favourites in betting although we think there could be an upset on the cards.
When: Sunday June 30, 2:00pm
Where: Mt Smart Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Penrith look to keep their mid season revival going with a fifth straight win as they travel to Auckland to play the Warriors. Victories against Parramatta, Manly, Sydney and South Sydney has seen Penrith as one of five teams on 12 points and one game outside the top eight. Their awful for and against, which sits at -94, is counting against them at the moment as they are in 14th spot on the table. The Warriors are one of those other five teams on 12 points, but at 5-8 will want a better second half of the season than the first. Their last game saw them beat the Titans 24-20, after leading 10-0 early in the match.
In their round 10 clash at Panthers Stadium, it was all Warriors. The underdogs piled on the points thick and fast, leading 24-0 before a couple of late consolation tries by Penrith saw the match end 30-10. It was Penrith’s worst showing of the season, as the Warriors scored with ease and the home side missed a whipping 52 tackles.
Tohu Harris is out for the Warriors, with Jazz Tevaga replacing him in the second row. Sam Lisone and Leivaha Pulu are the new men on the interchange. Nathan Cleary’s ankle injury suffered in Origin sees him out of this one, replaced by Jerome Luai. The Wolf knows the loss of Cleary is a big one, but James Maloney stepped up big time in Origin and can pick up the slack when it comes to goal kicking. Five on the trot for the Panthers!
Tip: Penrith Panthers at $2.40
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: Josh Mansour at $9.50
Warriors: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. David Fusitu’a 3. Peta Hiku 4. Patrick Herbert 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Blake Green 8. Agnatius Paasi 9. Karl Lawton 10. Leeson Ah Mau 11. Adam Blair 12. Isaiah Papalii 13. Jazz Tevaga 14. Nathaniel Roache 15. Bunty Afoa 16. Sam Lisone 17. Leivaha Pulu 18. Gerard Beale 20. Ligi Sao 21. Chris Satae 22. Chanel Harris-Tavita.
Panthers: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Josh Mansour 3. Isaah Yeo 4. Brent Naden 5. Brian To’o 6. Jarome Luai 7. James Maloney 8. James Tamou 9. Mitch Kenny 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Frank Winterstein 13. Liam Martin 14. Wayde Egan 15. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 16. Moses Leota 17. Hame Sele 18. Kaide Ellis 19. Malakai Watene-Zelezniak 20. Sione Katoa 21. Dean Whare
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change