Sunday’s (02/08/2015) second NRL 2015 Round 21 match is between South Sydney Rabbitohs and Penrith Panthers. The opening bounce is set to commence at 16:10 local time with the game to be played at ANZ Stadium. The home team South Sydney Rabbitohs are the favourites for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between South Sydney Rabbitohs and Penrith Panthers.
When: 16:10 | Sunday 02/08/2015
Where: ANZ Stadium
Tip: South Sydney Rabbitohs at $1.12
Value Tip: First Tryscorer: Dylan Walker at $10.00
1 Greg Inglis (c) 2 Alex Johnston 3 Dylan Walker 4 Bryson Goodwin 5 Joel Reddy 6 Luke Keary 7 Adam Reynolds 8 George Burgess 9 Issac Luke 10 Tim Grant 11 Glenn Stewart 12 John Sutton 13 Chris McQueen. Interchange: 14 Kyle Turner 15 Chris Grevsmuhl 16 David Tyrrell 17 Thomas Burgess.
1 Will Smith 2 Robert Jennings 3 Waqa Blake 4 Isaah Yeo 5 Josh Mansour 6 Isaac John 7 Jamie Soward 8 Nigel Plum 9 James Segeyaro 10 Reagan Campell-Gillard 11 Lewis Brown 12 Sika Manu 13 Elijah Taylor. Interchange: 14 Apisai Koroisau 15 Jeremy Latimore 16 Tyrone Peachey 17 Bryce Cartwright.
Representative winger Josh Mansour looks set to return from a knee injury for Penrith against South Sydney next weekend as the struggling Panthers look to avoid a fourth straight NRL loss.
The Australian international has endured a frustrating season with injuries, playing a handful of games with his last appearance coming in the victory over Wests Tigers in round 16 late last month.
Penrith Ivan Cleary is hopeful of having Mansour back a couple of weeks earlier than initially expected to face the Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium on Sunday.
The Panthers will need all the help they can get against Souths who they scored their last win against before losing three straight with Penrith’s latest defeat coming against Canberra on Sunday.
“He’ll have to tick a few boxes early in the week and we’ll go from there,” Cleary told AAP.
“We’re hoping he’ll be right for the game. He’ll have a few tests and provided he gets through them, we hope he’ll be fine.”
Cleary is also hopeful of getting veteran winger David Simmons back for the game after he was a late scratching from the 34-24 loss to the Raiders due to a hamstring injury.
Prop Nigel Plum is in doubt for the Rabbitohs clash and will be assessed during the week after he was concussed in a tackle by Canberra’s Josh Papalii who was placed on report for a shoulder charge.
The Panthers sit in 13th spot and two wins from the top eight and face a massive task if they are to upset Souths who looked to have recaptured their best form after dispatching Newcastle 52-6 on Saturday night.
The mountain men produced an outstanding display earlier this month to beat the Rabbitohs 20-6 with back-rower Bryce Cartwright starring in the victory, but premiers were without fullback Greg Inglis who scored a hat-trick of tries against the Knights on Saturday.
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change