How to watch Penrith Panthers vs North Queensland Cowboys NRL live and free
The 2020 grand finalist Panthers open their season with a clash against North Queensland in Penrith.
The Panthers are coming off a superb season in which they went on a club-record 17-match winning streak. That was ended by Melbourne Storm in the NRL grand final. This year, Paul Momirovski has won the battle for the centre spot left vacant after Brent Naden tested positive to cocaine and copped a four-week club ban.
The Cowboys begin their rebuild under new coach Todd Payten after finishing 14th last year. Wrecking ball Jason Taumalolo is expected to be used in shorter bursts and play more on the edges. Scott Drinkwater won the fullback jersey, pushing Valentine Holmes to the wing.
When is Panthers vs Cowboys?
The action gets underway at 7:35pm AEDT on Saturday 13 March at Panthers Stadium in Penrith.
How to watch Panthers vs Cowboys live
Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports are your only options for watching this match. It is not on Channel 9. You can see our guide to each team's matches on free-to-air here (spoiler alert Cowboys fans have just 8 of 24 matches on Nine this year). We also have a full viewing guide for the NRL season.
Stream Panthers vs Cowboys on Kayo Sports
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Penrith Panthers vs North Queensland Cowboys team lists
Penrith Panthers: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Charlie Staines 3. Paul Momirovski 4. Stephen Crichton 5. Brian To'o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. Moses Leota 9. Api Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Kurt Capewell 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Tyrone May 15. Spencer Leniu, 16. Matt Eisenhuth, 17. Liam Martin 20. Robert Jennings 21. Mitch Kenny
North Queensland Cowboys: 1. Scott Drinkwater 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Esan Marsters 4. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 5. Valentine Holmes 6. Michael Morgan 7. Jake Clifford 8. Francis Molo 9. Reece Robson 10. Jordan McLean 11. Mitchell Dunn 12. Coen Hess 13. Jason Taumalolo 14. Jake Granville 15. Josh McGuire 16. Corey Jensen 19. Reuben Cotter 17. Lachlan Burr 21. Ben Hampton
Who will win Penrith vs North Queensland?
The Cowboys have not won at Penrith since 2016 and we can't see that changing this weekend. At the time of writing Todd Payten has gone with a bold decision to carry two hookers on the pine in Jake Granville and Reuben Cotter who was moved from the extended bench into the 17.
The Panthers have a quality spine in Nathan Cleary, Jarome Luai and Apisai Koroisau while the Cowboys are still working out their best combinations. Panthers by 20 points.
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