Penrith Panthers vs Parramatta Eels Tips, Odds and Teams – NRL 2016 Round 19

Sunday’s second NRL Round 19 match is between Penrith Panthers and Parramatta Eels. The opening bounce is set to commence at 16:05 local time with the game to be played at Pepper Stadium. The home team Penrith Panthers are the favourites for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Penrith Panthers and Parramatta Eels.


When: 16:05 | Sunday 17/07/2016

Where: Pepper Stadium




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Tip: Penrith Panthers at $1.30


Value Tip: First Try Scorer: Waqa Blake at $14.00



Panthers: 1 Matthew Moylan 2 Joshua Mansour 3 Waqa Blake 4 Zak Hardaker 5 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 6 Bryce Cartwright 7 Nathan Cleary 8 Leilani Latu 9 Peter Wallace 10 Reagan Campbell-Gillard 11 Isaah Yeo 12 James Fisher-Harris 13 Trent Merrin. Interchange: 14 Suaia Matagi, 15 Jeremy Latimore 16 Christopher Grevsmuhl 17 Tyrone Peachey 18 Dylan Edwards 19 William Smith 20 Sitaleki Akauola.

Eels: 1 Michael Gordon 2 Clinton Gutherson 3 Michael Jennings 4 Bradley Takairangi 5 Bevan French 6 Corey Norman 7 Jeff Robson 8 Danny Wicks 9 Isaac De Gois 10 Tim Mannah 11 Manu Ma’u 12 Tepai Moeroa 13 Beau Scott. Interchange: 14 Kenneth Edwards 15 Peni Terepo 16 David Gower 17 Daniel Alvaro 18 Rory O’Brien.


Penrith are set to hand an NRL debut to youngster Dylan Edwards after dropping Tyrone Peachey for the NRL match against Cronulla for disciplinary reasons.

Panthers boss Phil Gould revealed on Saturday that Peachey accepted his axing to reserve grade, where he scored a try in a win over North Sydney.

“Panther Fans – Tyrone Peachey in NSW Cup today for disciplinary reasons – Tyrone totally accepts actions taken. He is very important to us,” Gould tweeted on Saturday.

Peachey’s shock banishment means Edwards is likely to be the fifth Panthers rookie to graduate to the NRL this season, with the 20-year-old to link with mid-season recruit Zak Hardaker in a new-look left edge.

Will Smith is all but certain to fill the boots of skipper Matt Moylan, who had a late recall to the NSW State of Origin team for game three on Wednesday.

“Willy can play fullback,” Panthers coach Anthony Griffin said.

“He played fullback for us when we beat Brisbane at the start of the year and he started the season in really good form at fullback for us while Moylan was out. He’s done that job before.”

Penrith moved into the top eight on Saturday following Parramatta’s fall down the ladder due to salary cap breaches, but could fall back into the bottom half with a loss against the Sharks.

Griffin said his playing group knew what was at stake against a Cronulla side gunning for their 13th consecutive win.

“As soon as Origin finishes after next Wednesday night, there’ll only be one thing to talk about and that’ll be who’s going to make the eight,” Griffin said.

“It’s not a matter of trying to not talk about it, but everyone understands that we’re close and the reason we’re close is we’ve worked really hard and been consistent.”

While the Panthers have lost Moylan and Josh Mansour to Origin duties, the Sharks have a club record five players with NSW, including skipper Paul Gallen, Jack Bird, Andrew Fifita, Wade Graham and James Maloney.

The heavy representation means Sharks coach Shane Flanagan has been forced to hand fringe players Fa’amanu Brown, Matt McIlwrick, and Jesse Sene-Lefao their season debuts.

Youngster Kurt Capewell will also play the first game of his career.


* Cronulla’s six wins from its past eight games against Penrith is their best record against any NRL club during the same period.

* Thirteen of Penrith’s 15 matches this season have been decided by eight points or less, while 10 of the Sharks’ 15 have been decided by the same margin.

* The match-up pits the league’s two best offloading teams against each other. Penrith average a league-high 15 offloads a game, while the Sharks are second with 13.

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