FOX SPORTS will exclusively broadcast the Monday Night Football fixture between the NRL Telstra Premiership’s top two teams, when the St George Illawarra Dragons host the Penrith Panthers in a pre-Origin blockbuster this Monday, 5 July LIVE on FOX SPORTS 2HD and FOX SPORTS 2.
While both teams will be missing key personnel to State of Origin duty, all eyes will be on the man returning in the famous “Red V”, Mark Gasnier, who is primed to make his highly-anticipated comeback to the NRL after being named on an extended Dragons bench.
With coverage commencing at 6.00pm AEST, Monday Night Football host Ryan Phelan will be joined by his regular sidekicks Gorden Tallis, Gary Freeman and Wayne Pearce LIVE on top of WIN Jubilee Oval’s Family Hill for the pre and post-game shows.
A win to the Panthers will take them to 26 competition points and place them alongside the Dragons at the top of the competition ladder, while a win to the Dragons will take them four points clear in the race for the minor premiership.
The match will kick off at 7.00pm AEST, when Warren Smith calls the action alongside expert analysts and former premiership players Greg Alexander and Laurie Daley, with Andy Raymond reporting from the sideline.
FOX SPORTS News and www.foxsports.com.au will keep fans up-to-date with all the latest NRL news in lead-up to the match, with FOX SPORTS’ Monday Night Football coverage available to FOXTEL and AUSTAR subscribers.