NSW Cup Team Announcement: Round 20...

NSW Cup Team Announcement: Round 20

Tue 21st July, 04:40PM

Wests Tigers NSW Cup Coach Paul Fletcher has named his side to take on the Penrith Panthers in their Round 20 clash at Campbelltown on Saturday, July 26.

Kickoff for the match is scheduled for 3:00pm AEST as Fletcher’s side look to keep their finals hopes alive with a win as they head into the final six rounds of the season.

Coming off the bye last weekend, Fletcher’s side have been boosted by the inclusion of Junior Kiwi Chance Peni, who makes his return from injury after suffering a serious broken jaw against the New Zealand Warriors in Round 6. Peni is joined by Nathan Milone in the centres, with Delouise Hoeter and Tim Moltzen all included in the backs.

Brenden Santi has been named to start at lock, while NYC forward Hala Masila will make his NSW Cup debut for the Club in the front row alongside Michael Bullock.

See Wests Tigers’ NSW Cup side named to take on the Penrith Panthers this week below.

Be there to support the boys as they take on the Sydney Roosters on Friday, July 24!
1. Tim Moltzen
2. Delouise Hoeter
3. Nathan Milone
4. Chance Peni
5. Kurtis Rowe
6. Penani Manumalealii
7. Josh Drinkwater
8. Hala Masila
9. Joel Luani
10. Michael Bullock
11. Lamar Liolevave
12. Asipeli Fine
13. Brenden Santi

14. Jarred Farlow
15. Andy Fiagatusa
16. Sitaleki Akauola
17. John Sila

Coach: Paul Fletcher


Not much size on the bench. I expect the Panthers will win this comfortably.

Interested to see how peni goes. Genuine opportunity to start putting in some good performances with a view to firsts by end of 2015 then into 2016.

Yeah good to see Peni’s back…it was a pretty bad break I believe…

Whats happened to Dallas Graham?…is he potentially NRL standard?


Whats happened to Dallas Graham?…is he potentially NRL standard?

He’s been injured since like round 5 dude. Season ending shoulder injury I believe. Under contract for next year.

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This is how they will line up this afternoon:

5. Rowe
2. Hoeter
3. Milone
4. Peni
17. Sila
1. Moltzen
7. Drinkwater
8. Masila
14. Farlow
10. Bullock
11. Liolevave
12. Fine
13. Santi

6. Manumalealii
15. Fiagatusa
16. Akauola
25. Grant

Radio or video stream anywhere?

Come on Chance Peni….come out of nowhere to solve our right side problems

Anyone at the game? Sounds like Kirtis Rowe is having a blinder in a badly beaten side…34-14.

Oh well sounds like another weekend where we can’t win one grade


Anyone at the game? Sounds like Kirtis Rowe is having a blinder in a badly beaten side…34-14.

Yes he’s bulked up even quicker than ever

Rowe made howlers for the first two Panthers tries apparently

Match Report: NSW Cup Round 20

Dan Talintyre (Twitter: @dantalintyre)
Sat 25th July, 04:37PM

Wests Tigers NSW Cup side have gone down 34-20 to defending premiers Penrith Panthers in their Round 20 clash on Saturday at Campbelltown Stadium.

Trailing 18-0 after as many minutes, Wests Tigers battled on gamely to reduce the deficit to 18-10 at the half-time break, but they were ultimately no match for the Panthers, who ran in three-second half tries to emerge with a 14-point win in the end.

An error from Kurtis Rowe off a high bomb from Isaac John gifted the Panthers first points of the afternoon after nine minutes of play, as Maliko Filino raced through to collect the error and crash over for the simplest of tries next to the uprights.

Isaac John had no problems adding the extras for a 6-0 lead after 10 minutes of play.

The visitors quickly doubled their lead in the 13th minute when a miscommunication between Rowe and John Sila allowed the Panthers to regather their kick, with John cutting back against the grain to find Ben Murdoch-Masila down the short side.

John’s successful conversion pushed the Panthers’ lead to 12-0, and it appeared they would run away with a huge first half advantage when Tim Moltzen was beaten down the short side in the 18th minute — allowing Malaka Watene-Zelezniak to streak away down the left wing before linking back up with Kieran Moss on the inside to score.

John’s third conversion of the match gave the Panthers a 18-0 lead after 19 minutes.

After soaking up further sustained attacking pressure from the visitors, Wests Tigers would finally get on the scoreboard in the 31st minute when Rowe linked up with Nathan Milone on the left edge, with the centre stepping back on the inside to score.

Josh Drinkwater was unable to add the extras, however, leaving the score at 18-4.

Wests Tigers would make it back-to-back tries the following set when Sila and Rowe combined down the left wing, with the fullback making up for his earlier errors to score under the posts — giving Drinkwater a simple conversion to take the score to 18-10.

It would remain that way as both teams went to the half-time sheds at Campbelltown Sports Stadium — each no doubt feeling they were still definitely in the contest.

Despite Wests Tigers starting the stronger of the two sides with Moltzen going close to grounding his own grubber in-goal, it was Penrith who opened the second-half scoring in the 45th minute when Eddie Aiono finished off a right-edge move after 45 minutes.

John was unable to add the extras from out wide, though, leaving their lead at 22-10.

Penrith extended their lead in the 49th minute when John and halves partner Sam Scarlett combined close to the posts, with the halfback reacting quickest to plant down John’s grubber and push the visitors’ lead out to 28-10 with 30 minutes remaining.

Garth Brennan’s side would continue to ride their luck, with a second fortuitous try off a kick in the 57th minute coming the way of Aiono, who crashed through the line to score.

John’s successful conversion extended the Panthers’ lead out to 34-10 after 60 minutes.

Rowe would continue his improved second half with his second try of the afternoon in the 68th minute — bursting down the short side off a clever pass from Lamar Liolevave, before taking on the fullback Moss and beating him to touch down in the corner.

Drinkwater couldn’t convert from out wide, though, leaving the scoreline at 34-14.

Penani Manumalealii, who had been moved back to the interchange bench with the late withdrawal of Joel Luani, grabbed a late consolation try for Wests Tigers with three minutes remaining, diving over from dummy half to reduce the margin to 34-20.

That wouldn’t be enough to affect the result, however, with the Panthers holding firm to emerge with a 14-point win from their Round 20 contest at Campbelltown Stadium.

Penrith Panthers 34 (Aiono 2, Filino, Moss, Murdoch-Masila, Scarlett tries; John 5/6 goals) def. Wests Tigers 20 (Rowe 2, Milone, Manumalealii tries; Drinkwater 2/4 goals)

Did someone give a Rowe a big wrap ??

Sounds like he cost us the first two tries

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