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Just like in the NRL the Junior Tricolours face a massive clash this Saturday afternoon, with a win over the Penrith Panthers guaranteeing the youngsters a place in a grand final qualifier in a fortnights time.

The young Tricolours have a massive task ahead of them in this 2 v 3 encounter, however having previously beaten the Panthers twice this season the boys from Bondi will go in to the match full of confidence.

Having finished the season level on points with the Panthers but slightly behind on points differential the Roosters know nothing short of a massive team effort will get the team across the line on Saturday.

Both sides come in to the match on the back of some good from, the Tricolours on a three game win streak and the Panthers having gone four in a row.

Green has made two changes to the side that last weekend beat the Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium, with speedster Jack Goodsell returning on the wing in place of Graeme Su'a Poe and backrower Jack Noble named in place of Matt Baker in the No.11 shirt.

Green has also added utility Bradley Deitz and hard-hitting front rower Brandon Tago on a six man bench.

NYC Coach Paul Green says he expects the Panthers to be in top form come Saturday afternoon.

"Penrith have been the form side all year and this weekend welcome back a few of their players, so it's certainly going to be a tough game for us," Green said.

"We had a good win last weekend over Souths, which was just what we needed heading into the Finals, and we're happy to be in this position now with two chances."

"Now it's just about getting the job done this weekend."

The match kicks off at 1.30pm at Allianz Stadium.

Click here to see the Holden Cup Squad for the Qualifying Final, named by Green this afternoon.
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