Coote wins fullback spot

Ivan Cleary in his early days at the Panthers. Photo: Melinda Jane
Share this story

Panthers coach Ivan Cleary has resisted the temptation to move Michael Gordon to fullback and has instead named him on the wing for Saturday night's clash with Canterbury.


Cleary named Lachlan Coote in the number one jumper this afternoon.


Michael Jennings has been named in the centres but the Weekender understands he is at best a 50/50 chance of playing due to a hamstring injury.


Luke Lewis has been named in the second row with Nathan Smith at lock.


Panthers team v Bulldogs: Lachlan Coote, David Simmons, Michael Jennings, Brad Tighe, Michael Gordon, Travis Burns, Luke Walsh, Sam McKendry, Kevin Kingston, Tim Grant, Luke Lewis, Cameron Ciraldo, Nathan Smith. Bench: Dane Weston, Chris Armit, Nafe Seluini, Clint Newton, Blake Austin, Danny Galea (two to be omitted).

Share this story