Penrith has been dealt a major injury blow ahead of Sunday’s grand final, with star mid-season recruit Tevita Pangai Junior ruled out because of a knee injury.
Pangai Junior — who moved to the Panthers from the Broncos earlier in the season — sustained the injury during Saturday’s preliminary final.
Meanwhile, prop Moses Leota has been named in the Panthers’ squad for the grand final against South Sydney after recovering from a calf injury.
Dylan Edwards, Stephen Crichton, Paul Momirovski, Matt Burton, Brian To’o, Jarome Luai, Nathan Cleary, Moses Leota, Apisai Koroisau, James Fisher-Harris, Viliame Kikau, Kurt Capewell, Isaah Yeo
Interchange: Tyrone May, Scott Sorensen, Spencer Leniu, Liam Marti
Reserves: Brent Naden, Mitch Kenny, J’maine Hopgood, Charlie Staines
Blake Taaffe, Alex Johnston, Dane Gagai, Campbell Graham, Jaxson Paulo, Cody Walker, Adam Reynolds, Mark Nicholls, Damien Cook, Tevita Tatola, Keaon Koloamatangi, Jaydn Su’A, Cameron Murray
Interchange: Benji Marshall, Jacob Host, Thomas Burgess, Jai Arrow
Reserves: Taane Milne, Patrick Mago, Braidon Burns, Jed Cartwright
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