Jersey Flegg Match Preview: Raiders v Panthers

The Canberra Raiders Jersey Flegg side will be looking for their third straight win this Sunday when they face the Penrith Panthers at Panthers Stadium.

The Raiders enter the match off the back of an impressive 38-6 win over the West Tigers, where Manase Kaho scored a double in the victory.

The Panthers are also coming into the clash full of confidence, after defeating the Newcastle Knights 42-12 with Adam Fearnley and Justin Jones both scoring doubles.

Raiders Jersey Flegg Head Coach Ash Barnes says that the team is feeling confident with the depth of the team after impressive back to back wins.\

“It was good to get players back last week either from injury or from playing NSW Cup,” Barnes said. “Before that our win against Parramatta was a great one, just in terms of our level of depth, so the team is feeling pretty pleased with themselves.”

Barnes also says that the team is ready to continue their winning streak when they face the third-placed Panthers.

“They were itching to get back into it after the bye, they are really keen to get back to week to week footy and definitely looking forward to a challenge against the Panthers this week,” Barnes said.

Barnes will also be looking to stop a fierce Penrith attack on Sunday, saying that they will need to raise their intensity in defence.

“They’re a classy side and once they start to get some momentum they’re really difficult to stop,” Barnes said. “They are really fast with how they move the footy around, so we are just looking for our boys to really step up.” 

The Jersey Flegg fixture will be the first match of the triple-header on Sunday. The match will kick off at 11:45 am at Panthers Stadium, with the Mounties playing immediately afterwards. The NRL clash will start at 4:05pm that afternoon.