09 :: R12 Fri :: Dragons 38 Panthers 10 @ WIN Wollongong

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Round 12 :: Dragons v Panthers

Poll closed May 29, 2009.
  1. St George Illawarra Dragons

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  2. Penrith Panthers

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  3. Draw after Golden Point

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  1. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
    1. Jason Nightingale
    2. Brett Morris 3. Chase Stanley 4. Matt Cooper 5. Wendell Sailor
    6. Jamie Soward 7. Ben Hornby
    8. Jarrod Saffy 9. Luke Priddis 10. Dan Hunt
    11. Dean Young 12. Beau Scott
    13. Neville Costigan

    Interchange: 14. Mickey Paea 15. Jon Green 16. Mathew Head 17. Michael Lett
    Reserves: 18. Trent Merrin 19. Nick Emmett


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    PENRITH PANTHERS
    1. Jarrod Sammut
    2. Brad Tighe 3. Geoff Daniela 4. Maurice Blair 5. Shane Elford
    6. Wade Graham 7. Luke Walsh
    8. Tim Grant 9. Paul Aiton 10. Frank Puletua
    11. Trent Waterhouse (c) 12. Frank Pritchard
    13. Nathan Smith

    Interchange: 14. Lachlan Coote 15. Gavin Cooper 16. Joseph Paulo 17. Matthew Bell
    Reserves: 18. Matt Bell 19. Masada Iosefa 20. Sam McKendry 21. Andrew Emelio


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    Referees
    Jason Robinson & Steve Lyons
    Sideline Officials: Paul Holland & Chris James
    Video Referee: Sean Hampstead


    Toyota Cup Round 12
    St George Illawarra v Penrith
    WIN Stadium, Friday 5:20pm

    NSW Cup Round 10 (Split Round)
    Shellharbour City (STG) BYE

    Windsor (PEN) v Cronulla Sutherland (CRO)
    Windsor Sports Complex, Sat 30 May 5:00pm

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  2. 11Straight

    11Straight Juniors

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    The dragons by 8 will be interesting to see the sides after the origin teams are announced
     
  3. murraymob

    murraymob Moderator Staff Member

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    i think we will struggle to beat the dragons without our guys who make origin
    petro is a certanity for qld with jennings lewis for nsw waterhouse a rough chance
     
  4. choc_soldier

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    If it wasn't for Origin 1, a full strength Penrith team could have given them a run for their money... it could still happen regardless, but surely the odds will stretch out further.
     
  5. mxlegend99

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    I'll wait and see who is picked for Origin before tipping this game. At full strength this would be a beauty of a game. I'd be backing the Panthers though. But if either team has a much higher showing in State of Origin, they will be severely disadvantaged here.

    IMO the certainties for Panthers are Lewis and Petero.
    IMO the certainties for Dragons are Boyd and Weyman.

    Matt Cooper or Michael Jennings will miss out. It's a 50/50 decision and probably will prove to be the difference between which team is favourite for this game.

    Meanwhile Ben Creagh and Trent Waterhouse are both possibilities, but i think they will both be overlooked. The starting forward pack and one bench position will no doubt go to those who player for Australia. That will leave only 3 bench positions, with one of them being taken up by a backrower already.
     
  6. Firey_Dragon

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    We'll likely have at least 4 blokes out.

    Weyman, Poore, Creagh, Boyd. Roughies would be Costigan, Cooper and Morris. If anything it tips the scales way back in your favour, we are already without Smith, losing Poore, Weyman and Creagh will hurt us big time defensively.

    It'll be an interesting game, I think we'll still get up but I hate origin, it robs the competition of some quality match-ups throughout the season.
     
  7. Gaba

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    If this was last year , panthers would have been a chance, but this year is different :)

    dragons wont be relaxing thinking all they have to do is have to turn up and get the points
     
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  8. Godz Illa

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    Rumour: the Dragons are expected to name Matt Head at fullback this week
     
  9. mxlegend99

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    Is that a joke because of the Roosters playing Braith Anasta at fullback?
     
  10. God-King Dean

    God-King Dean Moderator Staff Member

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    Dragons have Poore Creagh, Weyman playing for NSW, & most likely Boyd for Queensland.

    Panthers will have Civinoceva out.

    We still have our halves, so that gives us some chance. Don't like our chances though.
     
  11. mxlegend99

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    Well at the moment, the following are pretty much certainties to be missing for each team.

    Panthers:
    Michael Jennings NSW
    Luke Lewis NSW (18th man.)
    Petero Civoniceva QLD

    Dragons:
    Ben Creagh NSW
    Justin Poore NSW
    Michael Weyman NSW
    Darius Boyd QLD

    I would imagine that Panthers have no one else in contention for a QLD jersey, while Dragons would also have Neville Costigan in contention and in some really long shot odds... Wendell Sailor.
     
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  12. Deacon

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    A likely Dragons side for Friday..........

    1. Jason Nightingale
    2. Michael Lett
    3. Brett Morris
    4. Matt Cooper
    5. Wendell Sailor
    6. Jamie Soward
    7. Ben Hornby
    8. Dan Hunt
    9. Dean Young
    10. Micky Paea
    11. Matt Prior
    12. Beau Scott
    13. Neville Costigan

    14. Jarrod Saffy(subject to fitness test though think will be back)
    15. Trent Merrin
    16. Matthew Head
    17. Luke Priddis

    Only reason for Scotts move to the back row is because of lack of depth in this area and instead of blooding another debutant, easier to move Brett to the centre with Lett on the wing, even another option could be leave Scott in the centres Young to 2nd Row and Priddis to Hooker with Lett on Bench
     
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  13. mxlegend99

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    My predicted Panthers team:

    1. Lachlan Coote
    2. Geoff Daniela
    3. Maurice Blair
    4. Gavin Cooper
    5. Shane Elford
    6. Wade Graham
    7. Luke Walsh
    8. Matt Bell
    9. Paul Aiton
    10. Frank Puletua
    11. Frank Pritchard
    12. Trent Waterhouse
    13. Nathan Smith

    14. Jarrod Sammut
    15. Joseph Paulo
    16. Tim Grant
    17. Adam Woolnough
     
  14. Firey_Dragon

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    Priddis will start at hooker and Young moved back into the 2nd row or lock will happen before Scott is moved. Our right side defense is one of our biggest strengths, Bennett won't change it. Morris won't be shifted from where he's been a try scoring weapon.

    Here is the more likely side
    1. Jason Nightingale
    2. Brett Morris
    3. Beau Scott
    4. Matt Cooper
    5. Wendell Sailor
    6. Jamie Soward
    7. Ben Hornby
    8. Dan Hunt
    9. Luke Priddis
    10. Micky Paea
    11. Matt Prior
    12. Neville Costigan
    13. Dean Young

    14. Jarrod Saffy
    15. Trent Merrin
    16. Jon Green
    17. Matthew Head
     
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  15. God-King Dean

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    IMO Saffy will definitely start. He could handle the workload better than Paea.
     
  16. God-King Dean

    God-King Dean Moderator Staff Member

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    Okie Dokie, offically we have these players out.

    DRAGONS - Boyd, Creagh, Poore, Weyman.

    PANTHERS - Civinoceva, Jennings.
     
  17. God-King Dean

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    Fingers crossed Stewart is suspended & Lewis replaces him hehe.
     
  18. mxlegend99

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    Luke Lewis is already officially out. He can't play for Panthers as he can't risk being injured. He is the NSW safety player.

    Panthers fans are hoping that Stewart is out so that we're not down a player for no reason at all.
     
  19. mxlegend99

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    Official Side:

    1. Jarrod Sammut
    2. Brad Tighe
    3. Geoff Daniela
    4. Maurice Blair
    5. Shane Elford
    6. Wade Graham
    7. Luke Walsh
    8. Tim Grant
    9. Paul Aiton
    10. Frank Puletua
    11. Trent Waterhouse (c)
    12. Frank Pritchard
    13. Nathan Smith

    14. Lachlan Coote
    15. Gavin Cooper
    16. Joseph Paulo
    17. Matt Bell

    18. Masada Iosefa
    19. Sam McKendry
    20. Andrew Emilio

    Numbers aren't official though. But that's the side we've got on the team video.

    A couple of blokes with injury clouds, hence the extended bench. Dragons fans would be happy to note that Waterhouse is one of the players in doubt.
     
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  20. jpaciocco91

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    This game could go any way, I don't think the Panthers should trouble us w/o Jennings and Petero, but we are missing 5 of ours, so I'm tipping a close one.
     

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