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The Week: September 23

Troy Dodds and Nathan Taylor present a special edition of The Week, as they review the 2017 NRL season for the Penrith Panthers https://soundcloud.com/westernweekenderpenrith/the-week-september-23

Seniors encouraged to have a swing

Penrith Golf Club will take part in a state-wide golf participation project to help increase the number of seniors playing golf. The ‘Get into Golf...

Panthers didn’t want it enough

Any real estate agent will tell you that kitchens sell houses. The backyard can be a beauty, the bathroom can be freshly renovated, the family...

Panthers hunt glory in ISP NSW

Penrith Intrust Super Premiership NSW captain Darren Nicholls has vowed to work on his goalkicking after his four missed conversions last Sunday almost cost...

Year of highs and lows in Pantherland

Troy Dodds looks back on a roller coaster season at the foot of the Mountains... MARCH: A SHOCK START The Panthers open their much anticipated 2017...

Penrith’s season over following 13-6 loss to Brisbane

Penrith's Premiership dream is over after they fell to Brisbane 13-6 at Suncorp Stadium, ending their season. The Panthers had their chances throughout the match...

Unthinkable Grand Final would give Edwards mixed emotions

For gun Panthers fullback Dylan Edwards nothing would be more thrilling or perhaps awkward than if Penrith played arch-rivals Parramatta in this year’s NRL...

Stint in reserve grade a blessing, says Whare

Most players of Dean Whare’s experience kick stones when they are relegated to reserve grade due to poor form but not the former Kiwi...

Young Panthers look to rise again as trip to Suncorp looms

The real Penrith Panthers have finally stood up – and what a time to do it. All year we’ve seen glimpses of the Panthers we...

Giants to fight for their lives against West Coast

If the GWS Giants are going to advance past this weekend’s Semi Final against West Coast, they are going to have to do it...

Matildas ready for landmark match

The Matildas have assembled in Western Sydney today as they prepare to face Brazil in front of the biggest home crowd the Australian women’s...

Coaches need to grow up and stop promoting national sport of ref bashing

It is extraordinary that a spectacular weekend of NRL Finals matches has been overshadowed by discussion about referees. No sport in the world tears itself...

Soward: Why the Panthers can bounce back and win this weekend

In 2009, when I was playing for the Dragons, we dominated the competition that year and ended up playing a red-hot Parramatta side in...

Panthers captain Matt Moylan to seek help for personal issues

Despite rumours he was on the brink of leaving his home town club, Penrith skipper Matt Moylan is understood to be “100 per cent...

Moylan’s future at Penrith to be decided at Monday morning crisis meeting

Penrith captain Matt Moylan's future at the club is in serious doubt with a meeting to be held tomorrow morning that could result in...

Panthers book Finals spot the hard way

Penrith have qualified for back to back Finals campaigns for the first time since 2003-04 - but they gave fans an almighty scare against...

Rams face do or die battle

Penrith Rams coach Kevin Kirk will be sweating on the return of prolific goal scorer Mitchell Stevens for this weekend’s AFL Sydney Division 2...

Everything on the line as Finals arrive a week early

We’ve all heard about the different scenarios and equations that could play out this weekend, but let’s focus purely on Penrith’s clash with Manly...

Panthers to take back naming rights of stadium

Pepper will end its sponsorship of Penrith Stadium at the end of this season. The club confirmed this morning it would take back the stadium's...

Penrith to play Finals roulette after losing to Dragons

The NRL's top eight won't be decided until the final round after the Dragons upset Penrith 16-14 in wet and windy conditions at Pepper...

Rovers prove unbeatable

They may only be a relatively small club but Penrith Rovers FC are the toast of the local football community after their Premier League...

Soward: Humbling experience I’ll never forget

This week I wanted to tell Weekender readers about my past month working with the U17 Minchinbury Jets Junior Rugby League side, who this...

In-form Panthers look to put Dragons out of their misery

For me, the key moment in Penrith’s gritty 26-22 win over Canberra at GIO Stadium last Sunday came in the 54th minute. Jack Wighton took...

Round one loss still hurts, says Merrin

While a spot in the 2017 NRL Finals looks all but secured for the Penrith Panthers, lock Trent Merrin is determined to keep the...

Seniors encouraged to get active thanks to new sports program

Local seniors are being encouraged to take part in an exciting new low impact sporting initiative to help them stay active and connected in...

Penrith set to create history with Finals berth

The Panthers of 2017 are emerging as history makers with the side set to make the Finals after a gritty 26-22 win over Canberra...

Panthers dare to dream of top four finish

It is the rugby league storyline nobody thought possible two months ago. Believe it or not, the Penrith Panthers are within striking distance of...

History made as Penrith goes back to back

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors both failed to do it in recent NBA seasons but the Penrith Panthers women’s basketball team have...

No wins, but glimpses of a brighter future emerge at Penrith Emus

Penrith Emus coach Julian Huxley admits while his first season in charge of the battling Shute Shield side was extremely rewarding, it was also...

Mansour: Finals loss still hurts

Popular Panthers winger Josh Mansour admits Penrith’s semi final loss to Canberra last year still stings and he’s eager to get some sweet revenge...

Yeo: Panthers need to step up

After scraping through the past month with some unconvincing wins, Penrith will need to be at their very best this weekend and for the...

Moylan to return as Panthers set sail for September

The legendary US football coach Vince Lombardi once said: “They call it coaching but it is teaching. You do not just tell them, you...

Glory beckons for Panthers

Penrith’s Youth League Women’s basketball team are just two victories away from being crowned back to back Division 1 champions. The third-placed Panthers remain in...

Panthers move into NRL top eight

It's taken 22 rounds but the Panthers have finally moved into the NRL top eight - and at the right time of the season. Penrith...

Soward: Daley must walk away from Blues

The time has come for Laurie Daley to walk away from coaching the NSW Blues. After winning just one series from five attempts, I think...

Ice Wars as charity game lights up Penrith Ice Palace this weekend

Have you ever wanted to see Jedi Fighters and Storm Troopers battling it out on cold, hard ice? An ice hockey game with a difference...

Tedesco the danger man as Panthers aim for fifth straight win

The top eight is calling, but will Penrith answer? The Panthers’ victory over Canterbury last Thursday night combined with the Dragons and Sea Eagles both...

May and Cleary a natural fit thanks to Holden Cup success

If you ever watch a Nathan Cleary highlights tape on YouTube, you’ll notice Panthers rookie Tyrone May a fair bit also. The talented pair combined...

Unconvincing Panthers inflict more pain on Bulldogs

It was far from convincing, but Penrith's September dream remains well and truly alive after a 16-8 victory over the Bulldogs at Pepper Stadium...

Tamou predicts Campbell-Gillard will make Origin debut in 2018

Reagan Campbell-Gillard has arguably been Penrith’s best forward all year, and now teammate and fellow big man James Tamou believes the 24-year-old has the...