Penrith coach Ivan Cleary has named his side for Sunday’s Grand Final showdown with Souths at Suncorp Stadium.
Forward Moses Leota will return from a calf injury to line up in the season decider, but it’s bad news for Tevita Pangai Junior whose short stint with the Panthers is over.
Pangai Junior has a knee injury and won’t be fit to play against the Bunnies.
Penrith expects Brian To’o and James Fisher-Harris to overcome niggling injuries to play.
Meantime, the club has confirmed they’ll wear the black home jersey in the Grand Final.
There’s no changes to the Rabbitohs team that beat Manly last week, with Wayne Bennett naming the same 21-man squad.
Halfback Adam Reynolds will play, despite still battling a groin injury.
Penrith team: Dylan Edwards, Stephen Crichton, Paul Momirovski, Matt Burton, Brian To’o, Jarome Luai, Nathan Cleary (c), Moses Leota, Api Koroisau, James Fisher-Harris, Viliame Kikau, Kurt Capewell, Isaah Yeo (c). Bench: Tyrone May, Scott Sorensen, Spencer Leniu, Liam Martin. Reserves: Brent Naden, Mitch Kenny, J’Maine Hopgood, Charlie Staines.
Troy Dodds is the Weekender’s Managing Editor and Senior Writer. He has more than 20 years experience as a journalist, working with some of Australia’s leading media organisations.