Turuva at centre for Panthers

February 9, 2023 6:32 am

Sunia Turuva.

Fiji Bati fullback Sunia Turuva will start for defending champions, Penrith Panthers in its pre-season round one challenge against Paramatta Eels on Saturday.

Turuva has been named as one of the centres for Panthers.

The 28-man squad features seven members of last year’s premiership-winning New South Wales Cup side including five-eighth Kurt Falls, who impressed in three NRL appearances in 2022.

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Former Bati Isaac Lumelume will run out on the wing for Eels.

The Eels meet Panthers at 7 pm on Saturday.

Meanwhile, at 7 tonight Marcelo Montoya and Brayden Wiliame’s Warriors play Brandon Wakeham and the Tigers.