International forward James Fisher-Harris has been named to return for Penrith against the Warriors this weekend in a much-needed boost to Ivan Cleary’s side.
Fisher-Harris has been out since injuring his knee in the Round 4 clash with Canberra in March.
The 27-year-old’s return is welcome news for the Panthers as they try to bounce back from last week’s shock loss to the Wests Tigers in Bathurst.
In further good news, Spencer Leniu has been named on the extended bench and is a chance of playing after being a late scratching against the Tigers last week.
But there’s still no sign of Liam Martin, who continues to battle a hamstring problem.
And Matt Eisenhuth is also out after picking up an injury against the Tigers last weekend.
Penrith and the Warriors play at Suncorp Stadium as part of Magic Round on Saturday.
Panthers team: Dylan Edwards, Sunia Turuva, Tyrone Peachey, Stephen Crichton, Brian To’o, Jarome Luai, Nathan Cleary (c), Moses Leota, Mitch Kenny, James Fisher-Harris, Scott Sorensen, Zak Hosking, Isaah Yeo (c). Bench: Soni Luke, Lindsay Smith, Liam Henry, Jaeman Salmon. Extended bench: Jack Cogger, Luke Garner, Thomas Jenkins, Spencer Leniu, Chris Smith.
Troy Dodds is the Weekender’s Managing Editor and Breaking News Reporter. He has more than 20 years experience as a journalist, working with some of Australia’s leading media organisations. In 2023, he was named Editor of the Year at the Mumbrella Publish Awards.