HALF-TIME: PANTHERS 18-4 STORM
It’s a method site visitors proper now, with Penrith in full management proper now. Nathan Cleary has produced some magic within the twenty eighth minute, switching to the left aspect of the sector to place the Panthers different winger, Sunia Turuva, over within the nook. Cleary converts to place this aspect in entrance by two transformed tries. Jarome Luai performed a task within the lead up, however is clearly nonetheless not at 100% as he recoveres from a shoulder harm.
23RD MINUTE: PANTHERS 12-4 STORM
Panthers winger Brian To’o is over once more for his second strive of the night time, with Penrith beginning to take management of this preliminary last conflict. Cleary converts to place his aspect forward by 6.
18TH MINUTE: PANTHERS 6-4 STORM
Melbourne Storm enforcer Nelson Asofa-Solomona has narrowly prevented being despatched to the sin-bin for a late deal with on Panthers star Nathan Cleary. Whereas solely marginally late and extra of a push than a deal with, referee Adam Gee mentioned this was a “line within the sand”. Cleary takes the 2 factors after being awarded a penalty.
11TH MINUTE: PANTHERS 4-4 STORM
Justin Olam has redeemed himself simply minutes after conceding the primary strive, beating Panthers centre Izack Tago to open Melbournes account for the night time. Nick Meaney misses the try at conversion.
4th MINUTE: PANTHERS 4-0 STORM
The Panthers have opened up the scoring of their preliminary last in opposition to Melbourne, with Brian To’o scoring the primary strive of the match. Nathan Cleary and Dylan Edwards mixed to place To’o over within the nook, after a poor defensive learn from Storm centre Justin Olam. Cleary misses the try at conversion.
7PM: LATE MAIL
Melbourne will begin Friday night time’s preliminary last with Nelson Asofa-Solomona and Bronson Garlick after Harry Grant and Christian Welch had been moved again to the interchange bench.
Garlick has come into the Storm squad on the expense of Tyran Wishart, who has missed the Last Lower.
Grant and Welch had been named within the Storm beginning aspect on Tuesday.
Melbourne half Jahrome Hughes and Penrith five-eighth Jarome Luai will each begin the sport after overcoming accidents to take their place. Hughes was doubtful with a calf downside whereas Luai will take a shoulder harm into the sport.
Panthers: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Sunia Turuva 3. Izack Tago 4. Stephen Crichton 5. Brian To’o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. Moses Leota 9. Mitch Kenny 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Scott Sorensen 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo
Bench: 14. Jack Cogger 15. Lindsay Smith 16. Spencer Leniu 17. Luke Garner
Reserves: 18. Tyrone Peachey
Storm: 1. Nick Meaney 2. William Warbrick 3. Marion Seve 4. Justin Olam 5. Reimis Smith 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Tui Kamikamica 19. Bronson Garlick 16. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 11. Trent Loiero 12. Eliesa Katoa 13. Josh King
Bench: 9. Harry Grant 10. Christian Welch 15. Tom Eisenhuth 17. Tariq Sims
Reserves: 14. Tyran Wishart
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