Quad injury keeps Penitani out of NRLW GF

Star Parramatta centre Tiana Penitani will miss the NRLW grand final after failing to prove her fitness.

Having been battling a quad injury that's kept her sidelined since round five, the Eels captain had been given every opportunity to be ready for Sunday's clash against Newcastle.

Team lists released 24 hours out from kick-off saw no changes for Parramatta, with Penitani cut as part of the extended bench.

The club had said she would only play if 100 per cent fit, with Abbi Church and Rikeya Horne to partner in the centres.

Newcastle only made one minor tweak to their 17, bringing utility Caitlin Moran onto the bench in place of Makenzie Weale.

Moran made headlines earlier this season for controversial comments on social media that appeared to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's death.

She was suspended for the final round of the season, but came off the bench in last weekend's semi-final win against St George Illawarra.


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