August 11, 2022
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Turuva starts on wing, Kikau back

Vodafone Fiji Bati and Penrith Panther Sunia Turuva will get his first start this weekend against the Melbourne Storm.

The Panther number 609 has been improving steadiy the last few weeks and has been promoted from off the bench to his first start.

Turava comes in on the wing at wing replacing an injured Taylan May.

Also rejoining the run on team is enforcer Viliame Kikau who returns from injury to replace Chris Smith.

Apisai Koroisau has also retained the hooker's berth in the number nine jersey.

The Panthers will host the Storm at  9.50pm tonight at BlueBet Stadium

Panthers line-up:Dylan Edwards, Brian To’o, Izack Tago, Stephen Crichton, Sunia Turuva, Jaeman Salmon, Sean O’Sullivan, Moses Leota, Apisai Koroisau, Matt Eisenhuth, Liam Martin, Viliame Kikau, Isaah Yeo, Mitch Kenny, Scott Sorensen, Spencer Leniu, Robert Jennings, Charlie Staines, J’maine Hopgood

Storm line-up:Nick Meaney, David Nofoaluma, Marion Seve, Justin Olam, Xavier Coates, Cameron Munster, Cooper Johns, Jesse Bromwich, Harry Grant, Nelson Asofa-Solomona, Tom Eisenhuth, Kenny Bromwich, Josh King, Brandon Smith, Tui Kamikamica, Chris Lewis, Tyran Wishart, Alec MacDonald, Young Tonumaipea

By Noa Biudole

 


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