Saturday’s first NRL Round 9 match is between Penrith Panthers and Canberra Raiders. The opening bounce is set to commence at 13:05 local time with the game to be played at Carrington Park. The away team Canberra Raiders are the favourites for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Penrith Panthers and Canberra Raiders.
When: 13:05 | Saturday 30/04/2016
Where: Carrington Park
Tip: Canberra Raiders at $2.25
Value Tip: First Tryscorer: Jack Wighton at $20.00
Panthers: 1 Matt Moylan (c) 2 Josh Mansour 3 Dean Whare 4 Peta Hiku 5 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 6 Jamie Soward 7 Peter Wallace 8 Leilani Latu 9 James Segeyaro 10 Reagan Campbell-Gillard 11 Bryce Cartwright 12 Isaah Yeo 13 Trent Merrin. Interchange: 14 Tyrone Peachey 15 Jeremy Latimore 16 Suaia Matagi 17 James Fisher-Harris 20 Sam McKendry.
Raiders: 1 Jack Wighton 2 Edrick Lee 3 Jarrod Croker 4 Joseph Leilua 5 Jordan Rapana 6 Sam Williams 7 Aidan Sezer 8 Shannon Boyd 9 Josh Hodgson 10 Paul Vaughan 11 Josh Papalii 12 Elliot Whitehead 13 Shaun Fensom. Interchange: 14 Kurt Baptiste 15 Luke Bateman 16 Clay Priest 17 Joseph Tapine 18 Frank-Paul Nuuausala.
Young Penrith playmaker Te Maire Martin will miss the rest of the NRL season due to a shoulder injury.
Martin suffered the injury in the Panthers’ round eight loss to Cronulla on Sunday at Shark Park.
The 20-year-old, who was playing in his first season of NRL, has been diagnosed with a displaced shoulder and he will undergo surgery on the injury.
Penrith supremo Phil Gould confirmed the news on Tuesday evening.
“Te Maire Martin – fractured glenoid (shoulder). Displaced. Terrible injury, very painful & will require surgery Unfortunately out for season,” Gould wrote on Twitter.
Peter Wallace has moved from hooker into the Panthers’ halves alongside Jamie Soward for their home match against Canberra in Bathurst on Saturday.
James Segeyaro returns from a broken arm into the dummy half role for Penrith.
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change