Panthers Stadium will play host to Friday's Round 15 NRL game between Penrith Panthers and Cronulla Sharks. The game kicks off at 6:00 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. Cronulla Sharks game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Friday August 21, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Where: Panthers Stadium
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Penrith Panthers vs Cronulla Sharks Odds
Penrith Panthers vs Cronulla Sharks Preview
Every win is crucial for these two sides with a handful of teams waiting in the wings to take their spot.
Penrith sits a point clear of the Storm atop the table after holding on for a win over the Warriors last week, while the Sharks find themselves seventh after dismantling the Titans at Jubilee.
These two sides have met once already this year in what was a rather forgettable game.
The Panthers hammered Cronulla 56-24 thanks to four tries from Charlie Staines on debut, but fortunately for Sharks fans, the youngster is set to miss this clash as he recovers from a hamstring injury.
On the plus side for Penrith, Brian To’o is a chance at returning, while the Sharks are playing wait and see with Shaun Johnson, Josh Dugan and Andrew Fifita.
The Panthers can make it 10 wins in a row on Friday and it’s difficult to see the Sharks bringing that streak to an end if the aforementioned names don’t suit up.
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Penrith Panthers vs Cronulla Sharks Teams
Panthers team: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Josh Mansour 3. Tyrone May 4. Stephen Crichton 5. Brent Naden 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. James Tamou 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Daine Laurie 15. Spencer Leniu 16. Moses Leota 17. Zane Tetevano 18. Mitch Kenny 21. Billy Burns
Players cut: 19. Brian To’o 20. Matt Burton
Sharks team: 1. Will Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Josh Dugan 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Matt Moylan 7. Shaun Johnson 8. Braden Hamlin-Uele 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Siosifa Talakai 12. Wade Graham 13. Toby Rudolf 14. Connor Tracey 15. Scott Sorensen 16. Jack Williams 17. Royce Hunt 18. Teig Wilton 20. Braydon Trindall
Players cut: 19. Briton Nikora 21. Bryson Goodwin