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Eels 30 – Panthers 0

Maligned Parramatta halfback Jeff Robson starred on Saturday night as the Eels thrashed Penrith 30-0 in their NRL trial at Centrebet Stadium. Last season the Eels chased a string of high-profile halfbacks to mentor young five-eighth Daniel Mortimer, but perhaps the answer was under their nose the whole time. Robson, the halfback who took them to the 2009 grand final, was involved in everything, setting up tries with precision passing and kicking while also pulling off try-saving tackles. The Eels cruised home with a comfortable victory in a spiteful and physical, but mostly dour, affair. Continue reading

Roll Call – Penrith Panthers

After initial fears of a broken wrist Daine Laurie has only sprained his wrist and damaged some ligaments. X-rays revealed not breaks or fracture which will allow Daine to play this week. Michale Jennings is benefiting from the 10 day turnaround. His shoulder has caused him some trouble over the past weeks but with some rest between games this week he will see out the season. It was hoped Tim Grant may be back from his ankle injury however he has not been selected in this weeks team, nor has Lachlan Coote.

Lachlan Coote playing with fractured jaw

LACHLAN Coote is breaking the pain barrier as well as Penrith’s try-scoring records, defying a fractured jaw to earn his first representative start with City. The flying fullback yesterday said he suffered the crack way back in Round 2 last year, and had since ditched a specialist mouthpiece designed to prevent further injury. “I could’ve had an operation at the end of last season,” Coote said. “But that would have put me behind and I wanted to have a big season after missing the last two with injury [knee and shoulder]. “The jaw feels OK, but it does rattle around a little bit from time to time.”