Kikau, Koroisau make Panthers cut as team ready for NRL

Apisai Koroisau, left, in action during the Penrith Panthers training session. Picture: NRL

Departing Panthers forward Viliame Kikau and teammate Apisai Koroisau were named in the side’s possible best 17 as the Penrith club eyes a back to back premiership victory this season.

Kikau, who will leave at the end of the season for the Canterbury Bulldogs, was in the NRL fantasy Panthers 2022 prices was placed EDG, $566,000.

Last year the club rejected a swap deal proposal from the Wests Tigers involving Koroisau, according to The Daily Telegraph.

The hooker’s services were needed this season by the Tigers, eventhough the Fiji Bati will join the the Inner West and Western Sydney-based club in 2023 on a two-year deal.

Possible best 17: 1. Dylan Edwards, 2. Brian To’o, 3. Stephen Crichton, 4. Izack Tago, 5. Charlie Staines, 6. Jarome Luai, 7. Nathan Cleary, 8. Moses Leota, 9. Api Koroisau, 10. James Fisher-Harris, 11. Viliame Kikau, 12. Liam Martin, 13. Isaah Yeo, 14. Mitch Kenny, 15. Matt Eisenhuth, 16. Scott Sorensen, 17. Spencer Leniu

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