Nine's rugby league expert David Middleton previews Friday night's clash between the Sydney Roosters and Penrith Panthers.The challenge for the Panthers
The Panthers may be enjoying a boom season in 2018 but there is still a long way to go before it can be considered a successful one. Anthony Griffin’s outfit has played quality football to joust with the Dragons and Rabbitohs for the competition lead but they have done so with a relatively comfortable draw. They have faced only three teams currently in the top eight – the fewest games against the top sides of any team in the competition. The Panthers have recorded wins against the Dragons and the Rabbitohs but lost to Cronulla at Southern Cross Group Stadium. The challenge for the Panthers tonight is to claim a quality scalp away from home.