The Penrith Panthers face the Newcastle Knights on Saturday, March 8 in a National Rugby League match.
The game is set for Centrebet Stadium in Penrith, with a 4:30 p.m. local time kick-off.
The game will be live streamed via the NRL Rugby website and be broadcast live on Sky Sport 2 and Fox Sports 1.
It’s the first match of the season for both teams.
According to a preview on the league’s website, there’s many questions surrounding both teams.
“How will the Panthers travel with their new halves partnership in Peter Wallace and Jamie Soward? What will the Knights do to fill the void left by inspirational leader Jarrod Mullen? Will the Panthers live up to Gus’s expectations or will the Knights flex their muscles and go one better than last year? By the time Saturday afternoon rolls around some of these questions could perhaps be answered – in what is shaping up to be one of the more intriguing clashes of this season’s opening round. “
The Panthers are $1.77 favorites to win in terms of betting.
According to the preview: “This game is almost too close to call. While Jarrod Mullen is out for the first half of the season, the Knights’ squad is largely unchanged from last year’s run into the final four. With several new faces included in the side, the new-look Panthers may struggle to have their structure down pat and with injury clouds surrounding several players this may hinder the chocolate soldiers’ efforts. Knights by 2 points.”