Pritchard, Lewis, Walsh and Waterhouse. Pritchard and Waterhouse for their running wide of the ruck and their ability to draw in 3 players and still offload, Lewis for his general defence and leadership and Walsh for his kicking game. Penrith do not boast a big backline but they are quick and capitalising on the back of their forward pack, which does boast some size.
The Tigers usually struggle to compete against the Panthers pack so that’s where it’s all going to come down to IMO. Ball control which has been a lowlight against the Panthers of late is also vital. The Tigers cannot win this game with less than 50% possession and a completion rate of below 75%. They’ve got to do the little things right from the kickoff to trouble the Panthers, otherwise it will be a long night.
Pritchard and Walsh are the two who on their own can destroy us. The others such as Lewis, Jennings (who is below his best otherwise he’d be prime concern number 1) and Waterhouse are worries but not as much as their first two. Prtichard seems to destroy us each time. We have to compete and make a real efffort to put him on his backside. Walsh is their general and their only general. Destroyed us last year and i think his plans will be the same this time too.
Pritchard and Jennings.
Their big forwards always seem to wear us down and thats when Pritchard seems to start offloading at will and breaking tackles.
Jennings because after our forwards start to tire he tears us up though the middle.
We must get more then 50% possession!