Penrith Panthers v North Queensland Cowboys
Centrebet Stadium, 2.00pm
Panthers $1.70, Cowboys $2.10
Panthers: Lachlan Coote, David Simmons, Junior Vai Vai, Brad Tighe, Adrian Purtell, Travis Burns, Luke Walsh, Sam McKendry, Kevin Kingston, Petero Civoniceva, Trent Waterhouse, Nathan Smith, Luke Lewis. Interchange (from): Nade Seluini, Tim Grant, Matthew Bell, Dayne Weston, Sarafu Fatiaki.
Cowboys: Matthew Bowen, Ashley Graham, Ben Jones, Gavin Cooper, Kalifa Faifai Loa, Ray Thompson, Johnathan Thurston (c), Matthew Scott (c), Aaron Payne, James Tamou, Tariq Sims, Glenn Hall, Dallas Johnson. Interchange: James Segeyaro, Joel Riethmuller, Ashton Sims, Leeson Ah Mau.
Former 1st grade star Steve Georgallis has officially taken the reins at Penrith and has reportedly been giving the players plenty of fitness drills throughout the week.
The Cowboys are outsiders today largely due to the fact that they don’t often post wins when playing in NSW. This year they have only beaten Canberra and the Sharks in NSW but it’s fair to say that those two teams aren’t the most quality opposition.
Mike’s Best Bet: None