A battered and bruised Vodafone Warriors side has lost another senior player with hooker Wayde Egan out of tonight's penultimate match of the season against defending premier Penrith at BlueBet Stadium (6.00pm kick-off local time; 8.00pm NZT).
The injured 86-game Egan has been replaced by Freddy Lussick, who'll make his 10th appearance of the season and just his third start.
Coming onto the bench for Lussick is Taniela Otukolo.
Interim head coach Stacey Jones has also made another switch with Dunamis Lui coming into the starting line-up and Bunty Afoa now on the interchange alongside Otukolo, Tom Ale and Ben Murdoch-Masila.
Egan joins centre Marcelo Montoya and second rowers Euan Aitken and Jack Murchie who have also been ruled out while centre Jesse Arthars is out of contention with a virus and back rowers Jazz Tevaga and Bayley Sironen plus halfback Ronald Volkman are side-lined with season-ending injuries.
Jones admitted on Tuesday that the Vodafone Warriors had a number of battered players following last Friday night's loss to North Queensland.
Today Montoya was added to the injury toll before the squad flew to Sydney.
Match: Panthers v Warriors
Round 24 -
Fullback for Panthers is number 1 Dylan EdwardsFullback for Warriors is number 1 Reece Walsh
Winger for Panthers is number 2 Taylan MayWinger for Warriors is number 2 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
Centre for Panthers is number 3 Izack TagoCentre for Warriors is number 3 Viliami Vailea
Centre for Panthers is number 4 Stephen CrichtonCentre for Warriors is number 18 Adam Pompey
Winger for Panthers is number 5 Brian To'oWinger for Warriors is number 5 Edward Kosi
Five-Eighth for Panthers is number 6 Jarome LuaiFive-Eighth for Warriors is number 6 Chanel Harris-Tavita
Halfback for Panthers is number 7 Sean O'SullivanHalfback for Warriors is number 7 Shaun Johnson
Prop for Panthers is number 8 Moses LeotaProp for Warriors is number 8 Addin Fonua-Blake
Hooker for Panthers is number 9 Apisai KoroisauHooker for Warriors is number 14 Freddy Lussick
Prop for Panthers is number 10 James Fisher-HarrisProp for Warriors is number 10 Tohu Harris
2nd Row for Panthers is number 11 Viliame Kikau2nd Row for Warriors is number 12 Josh Curran
2nd Row for Panthers is number 20 Chris Smith2nd Row for Warriors is number 16 Eliesa Katoa
Lock for Panthers is number 13 Isaah YeoLock for Warriors is number 15 Dunamis Lui
Interchange for Panthers is number 14 Mitch KennyInterchange for Warriors is number 13 Bunty Afoa
Interchange for Panthers is number 15 Matthew EisenhuthInterchange for Warriors is number 17 Tom Ale
Interchange for Panthers is number 16 Spencer LeniuInterchange for Warriors is number 21 Ben Murdoch-Masila
Interchange for Panthers is number 19 J'maine HopgoodInterchange for Warriors is number 23 Taniela Otukolo
Replacement for Panthers is number 18 Sunia TuruvaReplacement for Warriors is number 24 Jackson Frei
- Referee: Chris Butler
- Touch Judge: Belinda Sharpe
- Touch Judge: Chris Sutton
- Senior Review Official: Ashley Klein