Injury sees Penrith Panthers’ Tevita Pangai Junior out of NRL grand final against South Sydney Rabbitohs

Penrith has been dealt a significant harm blow forward of Sunday’s grand closing, with star mid-season recruit Tevita Pangai Junior dominated out due to a knee harm.

Pangai Junior — who moved to the Panthers from the Broncos earlier within the season — sustained the harm throughout Saturday’s preliminary-final win over the Melbourne Storm.

The ahead’s withdrawal from the Panthers’ squad ends a short — however productive —  six-match stint with the membership. He’ll be a part of Canterbury in 2022.

Prop Moses Leota has been included within the Panthers’ line-up for the grand closing in opposition to South Sydney after recovering from a calf harm.

Leota’s front-row associate James Fisher-Harris has been named to play, regardless of being troubled by a knee harm.

Adam Reynolds celebrates by raising his finger after kicking a winning field goal for the Rabbitohs.
Adam Reynolds is predicted to be handed match to play within the grand closing.(

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In the meantime, South Sydney halfback Adam Reynolds has been positioned on gentle coaching duties, however stated he anticipated to play within the grand closing.

Reynolds will face a health check on a groin harm later this week.

He went by way of operating drills at coaching on Tuesday, however didn’t do any work on his kicking.

Reynolds is tipped handy over kicking duties to Cody Walker and Blake Taaffe, as he did in Friday night time’s preliminary-final win over Manly.

“It’s a long week, still plenty of time to get it back to 100 per cent or as close as possible,” he stated.

Reynolds will make his closing look for the Rabbitohs on Sunday, earlier than he hyperlinks up with the Brisbane Broncos.

Panthers squad:

Dylan Edwards, Stephen Crichton, Paul Momirovski, Matt Burton, Brian To’o, Jarome Luai, Nathan Cleary, Moses Leota, Apisai Koroisau, James Fisher-Harris, Viliame Kikau, Kurt Capewell, Isaah Yeo

Interchange: Tyrone Could, Scott Sorensen, Spencer Leniu, Liam Marti

Reserves: Brent Naden, Mitch Kenny, J’maine Hopgood, Charlie Staines

Rabbitohs squad:

Blake Taaffe, Alex Johnston, Dane Gagai, Campbell Graham, Jaxson Paulo, Cody Walker, Adam Reynolds, Mark Nicholls, Damien Cook dinner, Tevita Tatola, Keaon Koloamatangi, Jaydn Su’A, Cameron Murray

Interchange: Benji Marshall, Jacob Host, Thomas Burgess, Jai Arrow

Reserves: Taane Milne, Patrick Mago, Braidon Burns, Jed Cartwright