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  • New Zealand have lost their last 5 games
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New Zealand Warriors vs Penrith Panthers Tips


The Panthers can beat the Warriors despite missing Nathan Cleary and Jarome Luai. This could be a closer game than expected with Penrith backed to win by 1-12 points.

  • New Zealand Warriors have lost their last 5 games.
  • Penrith Panthers have won their last 3 games against New Zealand Warriors.
  • Penrith Panthers have won 31 of their last 34 games.

Head to Head


Penrith have a 27-18 advantage against New Zealand with one draw in 46 games.

The Panthers have won the last three encounters including 18-12 last season.

New Zealand Warriors Form


New Zealand have lost their last five games. 

The Warriors lost 29-28 to North Queensland, 42-16 to Melbourne 10-6 to Newcastle and 19-18 against St George Illawarra after leading 18-6 with 10 minutes to go.

Nathan Brown’s side lost 20-12 against Cronulla last week. They conceded 11 penalties and were forced to make 413 tackles, 133 more than the Sharks.

New Zealand Warriors Team News


Euan Aitken and Josh Curran have both been names after being forced into isolation.

Tohu Harris (shoulder) and Chad Townsend (shoulder) have both been named in the reserves but are unlikely to play.

Chanel Harris-Tavita (pectoral) is expected to return in Round 20.

New Zealand Warriors Line Up


1. Reece Walsh 2. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 3. Rocco Berry 4. Marcelo Montoya 5. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Sean O'Sullivan 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Wayde Egan 10. Matt Lodge 11. Eliesa Katoa 12. Bayley Sironen 13. Jazz Tevaga 14. Josh Curran 15. Leeson Ah Mau 16. Bunty Afoa 17. Kane Evans 18. Adam Pompey 20. Euan Aitken 21. Chad Townsend 22. Tohu Harris

Penrith Panthers Form


Penrith won their opening 12 games of the season. They were without most of their top players before and after the Origin I when they suffered a 26-6 defeat against West Tigers and a 19-18 loss against Cronulla.

Ivan Cleary’s side returned home and beat Sydney Roosters 38-12. They were dominant after trailing 12-0, completing 80% of their sets and scoring six unanswered tries.

The Panthers won 13-12 against Parramatta in their last game. It was a big effort with many key players missing once again.

Penrith Panthers Team News


Dylan Edwards (foot) returns at fullback with Charlie Staines moving to the wing and Brent Naden to the centres.

Tyrone May and Matt Burton will play in the halves with Nathan Cleary (shoulder) and Jarome Luai (knee) out for two more weeks. 

Brian To'o, Isaah Yeo, Kurt Capewell and Liam Martin have all been named to back up from Origin III.

Penrith Panthers Line Up


1. Dylan Edwards 2. Charlie Staines 3. Stephen Crichton 4. Brent Naden 5. Brian To'o 6. Matt Burton 7. Tyrone May 8. Moses Leota 9. Api Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Kurt Capewell 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Mitch Kenny 15. Scott Sorensen 16. Spencer Leniu 17. Liam Martin 18. Izack Tago 19. Matt Eisenhuth 20. Paul Momirovski 21. Robert Jennings 22. Jaeman Salmon 23. J'maine Hopgood

New Zealand Warriors vs Penrith Panthers FAQ

Where can I watch the New Zealand Warriors vs Penrith Panthers live stream?

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What time does New Zealand Warriors vs Penrith Panthers kick off?

The Round 18 clash is being played in Brisbane at 2.50pm AEDT on Sunday, July 18.

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Verdict

Penrith are missing Nathan Cleary and Jarome Luai with caution advised here. The Panthers should still be too good for the Warriors and can win a close game in Brisbane.

Best Bet: Penrith Win Winner @-227.27 at Sportsbet - 3 Units
Value Bet: Penrith Win 1-12 Winning Margin @225.00 at Palmerbet - 1 Unit

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