How to watch Panthers vs Cowboys NRL live and match preview
The Cowboys look to make the top 8 as the Panthers aim for a minor premiership.
We're down to the last regular round of the 2023 NRL season and the Panthers vs Cowboys game will go a fair way to determining the final make up and order of the top 8.
One team will be fighting to grab top spot, while the other is fighting for survival.
Panthers vs Cowboys kick-off time
The Panthers vs Cowboys face-off this Saturday 2 September at BlueBet Stadium, with kick off at 5:30pm.
How to watch Panthers vs Cowboys live in Australia
If you want to watch this finals-determining Panthers vs Cowboys clash, then you'll need a subscription to either Foxtel Now, Kayo, or Foxtel iQ.
Even though the Panthers are one of the teams that have had the most games on Channel 9 this season, this game won't be available to watch on free-to-air TV.
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Stream Panthers vs Cowboys on Foxtel Now
New users can score a 10-day trial with Foxtel Now, letting you watch Panthers vs Cowboys completely free.
Once your Foxtel Now free trial ends, it will set you back at least $54 a month to continue to stream NRL.
The NRL is available live with no ad-breaks during play on Foxtel Now.
Foxtel Now is available across PC, Macs, laptops, smartphone and tablet apps, Chromecast, Sony Android TVs, PlayStation 4, Telstra TV and select smart TVs.
Stream Panthers vs Cowboys on Kayo
You can also catch NRL live on Kayo without ads during play, including Panthers vs Cowboys.
Keep in mind though Kayo's free trial is ending soon, so you'd be best to take advantage of it sooner rather than later.
After your free trial is up, Kayo starts from $25 a month, plus you can use special features like the Key Moments Timeline to keep up with all the match highlights.
Kayo is available on desktops, iOS or Android devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV, Telstra TV, PlayStation 4 or 5 and select smart TVs.
Panthers vs Cowboys match preview
It's a simple equation for the Cowboys, if they beat Penrith they stay alive in the 2023 competition, but if they lose, their season is over.
The Cowboys need to win to be guaranteed a top 8 spot.Image: Kayo
However they'll also need 1 other result in the final round to go their way - either the Roosters beat the Rabbitohs or the Sharks beat the Raiders.
If one of those happens, it'll come down to for and against.
On the other side, Penrith will know that if they win they'll claim the minor premiership, after the Storm beat the Broncos on Thursday night.
It's also the last chance for Penrith to tinker with their new look spine before the finals, following origin five-eight Jarome Luai dislocating his shoulder last weekend.
Jack Cogger comes into the side as his replacement.
When it comes to recent form, it is actually the Cowboys who have the better recent record vs the Panthers, as they've won both of their previous 2 meetings, including one just back in June.
But the Panthers have been a rock at their home stadium, losing only twice there this season.
We'd expect them to do so again, sealing the minor premiership and making the Cowboys pay for their slow start to the season.
Panthers vs Cowboys team lists
Panthers: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Sunia Turuva 3. Tyrone Peachey 4. Stephen Crichton 5. Brian To'o 6. Jack Cogger 7. Nathan Cleary 8. Moses Leota 9. Luke Sommerton 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Scott Sorensen 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Soni Luke 15. Lindsay Smith 16. Spencer Leniu 17. Zac Hosking 18. Jaeman Salmon 19. Izack Tago 20. Tom Jenkins 21. Luke Garner 22. Matthew Eisenhuth
Cowboys: 1. Scott Drinkwater 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Zac Laybutt 4. Peta Hiku 5. Murray Taulagi 6. Tom Dearden 7. Chad Townsend 8. Jordan McLean 9. Reece Robson 10. Jason Taumalolo 11. Luciano Leilua 12. Heilum Luki 13. Reuben Cotter 14. Jake Granville 15. Coen Hess 16. Griffin Neame 17. Kulikefu Finefeuiaki 18. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 19. Robert Derby 20. James Tamou 21. Brendan Elliot 22. Jack Gosiewski
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