IT’S and old rivalry but when the latest chapter in the Group 10 premier league history between St Pat’s and Bathurst Panthers plays out this Saturday there will be a host of new faces.
From the Panthers side which won the 2019 grand final, it’s an all new combination on the wings and in the centres.
Long serving and passionate Panther Blake Lawson had planned to return, but has been ruled out for the season after injuring his knee at the pre-season knockout.
“To lose him in the knockout was devastating for us and for him also,” Panthers captain-coach Doug Hewitt said.
“Lawso, this was probably the most keen I’d ever seen him for footy, it’s the fittest I’d seen him and the hardest he’d ever trained.”
Slotting into the centres in Lawson’s…