Wests Tigers will travel to Moreton Daily Stadium in Redcliffe to face Penrith on Sunday as they aim to make it a perfect two wins from two matches against the Panthers in 2021.
Following an impressive 26-6 win at Leichhardt Oval in Round 13, Wests Tigers will be aiming for back-to-back wins against the Mountain Men for the first time since 2013.
Although Wests Tigers finals hopes have faded, Michael Maguire's men will be hoping to finish the season on a high as they face the Panthers and Bulldogs in the final two rounds.
The last two games will give a number of younger players an opportunity to shine as they prove themselves before the end of the season.
Fresh from re-signing for another season, prop Thomas Mikaele will be eager for a big performance as he is set to the side after missing last week's game against Cronulla due to a one-week suspension.
Hooker Jacob Liddle will also return to the team after missing Round 23 due to the same crusher tackle that saw him and Mikaele banned.
The Panthers, who are still in the running for the minor premiership, can secure a top two finish with a win on Sunday; however Wests Tigers will be hoping to spoil the party.
Fullback for Panthers is number 1 Dylan EdwardsFullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Moses Mbye
Winger for Panthers is number 2 Stephen CrichtonWinger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
Centre for Panthers is number 3 Paul MomirovskiCentre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Tommy Talau
Centre for Panthers is number 4 Matt BurtonCentre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Michael Chee Kam
Winger for Panthers is number 5 Brian To'oWinger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Ken Maumalo
Five-Eighth for Panthers is number 6 Jarome LuaiFive-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Jock Madden
Halfback for Panthers is number 7 Nathan ClearyHalfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks
Prop for Panthers is number 8 Moses LeotaProp for Wests Tigers is number 8 Thomas Mikaele
Hooker for Panthers is number 9 Apisai KoroisauHooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Jacob Liddle
Prop for Panthers is number 10 James Fisher-HarrisProp for Wests Tigers is number 10 Stefano Utoikamanu
2nd Row for Panthers is number 12 Kurt Capewell2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Shawn Blore
2nd Row for Panthers is number 17 Liam Martin2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luciano Leilua
Lock for Panthers is number 13 Isaah YeoLock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Alex Twal
Interchange for Panthers is number 11 Viliame KikauInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Joe Ofahengaue
Interchange for Panthers is number 15 Scott SorensenInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Jake Simpkin
Interchange for Panthers is number 16 Tevita Pangai JuniorInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Tom Amone
Interchange for Panthers is number 20 Tyrone MayInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Alex Seyfarth
Reserve for Panthers is number 18 Izack TagoReserve for Wests Tigers is number 21 Zac Cini
- Referee: Matt Cecchin
- Touch Judge: Liam Kennedy
- Touch Judge: Jon Stone
- Senior Review Official: Ashley Klein
FINAL TEAM LISTS
Penrith Panthers: Liam Martin starts with Viliame Kikau dropping back to the bench alongside Tyrone May, who comes in for hooker Mitch Kenny. Dylan Edwards is confirmed to return, along with Brian To'o and James Fisher-Harris.
Wests Tigers: Unchanged from the side named in the week with Jock Madden, Jacob Liddle, Thomas Mikaele and Alex Seyfarth all returning to the team.
Date — Sunday, 29th August, 2021
Time — 4:05pm AEST
Venue — Moreton Daily Stadium, Redcliffe
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TV, RADIO AND LIVE STREAM INFORMATION
TV — Channel 9, FOX League (Ch.502)
Radio — AM 702 ABC Grandstand, FM 104.9 Triple M
Live Stream — KAYO Sports, Watch NRL, 9Now (int.)
LATEST NEDS ODDS
Head-to-Head — Penrith Panthers ($1.03), Wests Tigers ($12.50)
Line — Penrith Panthers -30 ($1.90), Wests Tigers +30 ($1.90)
Head-to-Head — Played 38, Penrith 23, Wests Tigers 14, Draw 1
At Moreton Daily Stadium — Yet to play at venue
Last Time They Met —Wests Tigers 26 def. Penrith 6 (Rd.13, 2021)
Referee — Matt Cecchin
Touch Judges — Liam Kennedy and Jon Stone
Bunker Review Official — Ashley Klein