Chat with Lachlan Coote from 12pm Thursday!

Panthers fullback Lachlan Coote will be available for an exclusive live online chat on NRL.com from midday Thursday ahead of his side’s must win clash with the Sea Eagles at Penrith’s Centrebet Stadium on Sunday.

Coote, 21, will be up against gun Manly fullback Brett Stewart, who is showing signs of being back to his best after their 32-10 win over the Knights last weekend. Coote last week scored the try which forced Penrith’s match into extra time which they went on to win 23-22 over the Eels, spoiling Parramatta captain Nathan Hindmarsh’s 300th game celebrations.

The Panthers, currently eighth on the Telstra Premiership ladder, are among seven teams within four points of each other in the battle for the bottom three play-off spots.