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NSWRL TV Preview | Can the Magpies contain Jenkins?

Western Suburbs will need to contain Penrith centre Thomas Jenkins if they are any chance of an upset in Round 21 action of The Knock-On Effect NSW Cup.

The match at BlueBet Stadium will kick-off at 1pm on Saturday 6 August and will be live streamed on NSWRL TV.

All eyes will be on Jenkins, who has 16 tries from 18 games in The Knock-On Effect NSW Cup this year.

The 21-year-old also has five try assists and 55 tackle busts to be one of the Panthers weapons in 2022.

Equally damaging is hooker Soni Luke, who is second in the competition for try assists (14) with four rounds still to play before the finals.

While the Panthers sit just one competition point behind Newtown at the top of the table, the Magpies are in 11th spot but keen to take some momentum with them into 2023.

The Magpies will be without halfback Jock Madden and hooker Fa’amanu Brown, who are once again stepping up to the Wests Tigers NRL side.

But James Roberts, Jade Simpkin and Jacob Liddle keep experience embedded in the Western Suburbs line-up.

They will need good discipline at BlueBet Stadium as Panthers halfback Kurt Falls is the third most accurate kicker (50 goals) in NSW Cup behind Bears Adam Keighran (55) and Jordan Rankin (53).

NSWRL TV SCHEDULE

Saturday 6 August

The Knock-On Effect NSW Cup R21: Penrith Panthers v Western Suburbs Magpies, at BlueBet Stadium 1pm

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