What the Penrith Panthers are missing most in lead-up to Grand Final
Both 2021 NRL Grand Final teams are fish out of water, bubbled up in a Queensland resort instead of preparing to duke it out in Sydney’s Stadium Australia.
Penrith Panthers co-captain Isaah Yeo told Mark Levy and Brad Fittler the team are missing out on soaking up their hometown atmosphere in the lead-up.
“That’s probably the thing we’ve missed out the most the last couple of years.
“This time last year … was a real COVID bubble, so you weren’t allowed outside your house so you didn’t really know how the Penrith community was going.
“Penrith’s a real football community, and it’s obviously a special occasion for everyone back home there and we’re … not there to witness it.
“I just hope we’re doing them proud, and giving them something to cheer about on Sunday.”
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