Penrith Panthers vs Newcastle Knights Tips and Odds – NRL 2022

Carrington Park will play host to Saturday's Round 3 NRL game between Penrith Panthers and Newcastle Knights. The game kicks off at 3:00 pm with Penrith Panthers heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Penrith Panthers vs. Newcastle Knights game and give you our free tips and bets.

When: Saturday March 26, 2022 at 3:00 pm

Where: Carrington Park

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Penrith Panthers vs Newcastle Knights Preview

The Penrith Panthers navigated another game without Nathan Cleary to sneak past the Dragons 20-16. They face an in-form Newcastle Knights side who did it easy in Round 2. The scoreboard reads 26-4 over the Tigers but they could have won by a lot more in the end.

Nathan Cleary’s name is on the Panthers team sheet but not in the 17 just yet. Brian To’o is out though with Taylan May named on the wing. The Knights receive a big boost with Kalyn Ponga named to return and Daniel Saifiti also returning from injury.

We will assume Cleary isn’t back for this one despite being in the reserves list. Every indication is that he’s unlikely to run out onto the field this week. Still, the Panthers are set up well for victory on Saturday afternoon. While the Knights are boosted by the return of Daniel Saifiti and Kalyn Ponga, it’s in the middle that they’re going to struggle somewhat. This Panthers pack is one of the best in the NRL and have already proven a tough nut to crack this season. The Knights have had success through the middle to start the season but there are question marks around the opposition. They’re not going to get up the field quite so easily this week. Therefore, the halves pairing of Adam Clune and Jake Clifford that has thrived on eyes-up footy on the front foot will need to find different ways to influence the attack. Round 1 with Ponga doesn’t provide us with too much hope. The Knights are a tough side and in great form, but the Panthers are a different beast. This is a different challenge for Adam O’Brien and the Knights attack and they will need to lift if they’re to find enough points to cause an upset.

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Penrith Panthers vs Newcastle Knights Teams

Panthers team: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Charlie Staines 3. Izack Tago 4. Stephen Crichton 5. Taylan May 6. Jarome Luai 7. Sean O’Sullivan 8. Matthew Eisenhuth 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Mitch Kenny 15. Scott Sorensen 16. Spencer Leniu 17. Jaeman Salmon 18. J’maine Hopgood 19. Chris Smith 20. Robert Jennings 21. Lindsay Smith 22. Soni Luke 23. Kurt Falls 24. Nathan Cleary

Knights team: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Dominic Young 3. Dane Gagai 4. Bradman Best 5. Enari Tuala 6. Jake Clifford 7. Adam Clune 8. Jacob Saifiti 9. Chris Randall 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Mitchell Barnett 13. Kurt Mann 14. Phoenix Crossland 15. Jirah Momoisea 16. Leo Thompson 17. Mathew Croker 18. Simi Sasagi 19. Tex Hoy 20. Edrick Lee 21. Sauaso Sue 22. Dylan Lucas 23. Brayden Musgrove 24. Jaron Purcell