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2022 R12 Fri - Penrith 22-0 North Qld @ BlueBet

Round 12: Penrith v North Qld

  • Penrith Panthers

    Votes: 20 76.9%
  • North Queensland Cowboys

    Votes: 5 19.2%
  • Draw after Golden Point

    Votes: 1 3.8%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .

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NRL 2022 - Round 12
Penrith Panthers v North Queensland Cowboys
BlueBet Stadium, Penrith, Penrith (TICKETS)
Friday 27 May 2022

NRL kickoff 6:00pm


1. Dylan Edwards 2. Taylan May 3. Izack Tago 4. Stephen Crichton 5. Brian To'o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. Moses Leota 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo
Interchange: 14. Mitch Kenny 15. Scott Sorensen 16. Spencer Leniu 17. Jaeman Salmon 18. Robert Jennings 19. Chris Smith 20. J'maine Hopgood 21. Sean O'Sullivan 22. Matt Eisenhuth 23. Soni Luke 24. Charlie Staines


1. Scott Drinkwater 2. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 3. Valentine Holmes 4. Peta Hiku 5. Murray Taulagi 6. Tom Dearden 7. Chad Townsend 8. Jordan McLean 9. Reece Robson 10. Reuben Cotter 11. Tom Gilbert 12. Jeremiah Nanai 13. Coen Hess
Interchange: 14. Jake Granville 15. Heilum Luki 16. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 17. Griffin Neame 18. Taniela Sadrugu 19. Ben Hampton 20. Ben Condon 21. Connelly Lemuelu 22. Riley Price 23. Brendan Elliot 24. Brendan Frei


Referee: Ashley Klein
Sideline Officials: Phil Henderson, David Munro
Video Referee: Chris Butler

- Lower Grades: NSW Cup & Jersey Flegg U21 -
Newcastle v Penrith at St John Oval, Sunday - Flegg 12:30pm / Cup 2pm

- Lower Grades: QLD Cup & Colts U21 -
Souths Logan v Northern Pride at Tully, Saturday - Colts 4:40pm / Cup 8pm
SPLIT ROUND - Townsville and Mackay play on 4 June​
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First Grade
Any other timeslot this would get 20,000, but a lot of fans won't be able to make it this early I suspect.


First Grade
Big test for the Cowboys, don't think they're quite good enough to do the Panthers at Bluebet.


Cowboys defence has been impressive all year except the games vs Roosters and Warriors. Their spine players are also in great form and as we've seen over the last month, they've become a prolific try scoring team. A little bias showing here but I reckon the Cowboys will stifle the likes of Cleary, Luai, Yeo and Kikau in defence and the stage is set for an ambush in enemy territory.

Cowboys by 8.

I Bleed Maroon

If this were being played in Townsville and JT2 was healthy I would've given the Cows a very real chance of the upset. Down there though and without him, I just can't see Riff losing. The Cows will be well in it for the majority but the Smug will run away with it in the final 15.


I disagree, in fact one of our strengths this season has been less over reliance on Lolo than in previous seasons. Cotter, Gilbert, even Macca and Hess all seem willing to run the ball hard and fight for post-contact metres or a quick play-the-ball.