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New Panthers wrecking ball on verge of NRL debut

New Penrith Panthers prop Viliame Kikau almost can't believe how much his life has changed in such a short space of time. Just under two...

You’re never too old to dream

Glenmore Park indoor cricketer Phil Broadhead can attest to the quote ‘Like a fine wine, I get better with age’, after the 52-year-old was...

Emus hit rock bottom

Penrith Emus coach Jeremy Paul realises sport is a results driven business but the former Wallaby international wants supporters of the battling side to...

Payne, Panthers to part ways

The Western Weekender can reveal that Penrith Panthers CEO Corey Payne is set to part ways with the club. The shock development comes just four...

Blencowe fights for respect

2016 wasn’t the year St Marys-based MMA cage fighter Arlene Blencowe had hoped for, but after all the trials and tribulations it could very...

Veteran snapper calls it a day

In his half century of covering basketball, Noel Rowsell has seen more three-pointers, thrilling finishes and talented players than he could possibly recount. Now the...

Cummins earns call-up to Australian Test squad

It's been a long journey but Pat Cummins is finally back in the Australian Test squad. The Penrith prodigy was today called up to replace...

Time for Moylan to make the switch

It’s the conundrum that has been talked about for years, but always quietly brushed aside. From Ivan Cleary to Anthony Griffin, the general message...

Soward: Thurston one of game’s best ever

The comparisons between Johnathan Thurston and Andrew Johns will be discussed forever – who was better? The way the pair played the game, their competitiveness,...

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...

Wallace hopeful of new deal

Penrith Panthers utility Peter Wallace believes his newfound versatility could prolong his NRL career. Wallace is currently serving his final year at Penrith but a...

Rams on the rise

The Penrith Rams are aiming for 10 straight wins this Saturday afternoon – a feat the local AFL club hasn’t achieved in decades. First grade...

The Masked Panther – Round 8

While he often brings questions surrounding his own future on himself, I can assure you that Phil Gould is not close to leaving his...

Soward calls time on rugby league career

Former Penrith Panthers playmaker Jamie Soward has announced his retirement from rugby league. The 31-year-old was contracted to Penrith until the end of next year...

Fox ready to shake up league

Veteran TV boss Steve Crawley believes Foxtel’s new 24/7 rugby league channel ‘FOX League’ is the most exciting thing he’s ever seen. As the 2017...

Soward: There’s more to life than football

On the back of Cooper Cronk’s huge decision this week to leave the Melbourne Storm at the end of the year and move to...

Soward: The team the Blues need to win Origin I

The 2017 State of Origin series is just about upon us and, as always, mock teams are already starting to emerge of what Laurie...

Soward: Blues MUST win Origin decider

This Wednesday night’s State of Origin decider in Brisbane is the most important game in NSW Blues history. For so long we’ve spoken about Queensland’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...

Panthers complete management restructure

Following a more than six month search, Penrith have announced former NRL forward Corey Payne as their new Rugby League CEO. The 31-year-old, who will...

Panthers name team to take on Raiders

Penrith coach Anthony Griffin has named his team to take on Canberra in the opening round of the NRL this Saturday. The Panthers will travel...

Skipper’s Derby regret

On the eve of the opening game of the new A-League season, Western Sydney Wanderers skipper Nikolai Topor-Stanley has opened up about being rubbed...

Cartwright issue now a police matter

The Panthers say they have been monitoring a situation involving the ex-partner of star player Bryce Cartwright for "some time". The ex-girlfriend of Cartwright has...

Miss X: “It was the worst feeling ever”

The woman at the centre of the Bryce Cartwright abortion drama says she has gone public about the situation to be a "voice for...

Tough and determined: Sitaleki Akauola is quickly becoming a fan favourite

Panthers forward Sitaleki Akauola’s distinct running style – where it looks like he’s charging through a brick wall on every carry – has turned...

Pushing for Cooper

Inspirational Penrith athlete Nathan Pentecost will once again take on the enormous challenge of pushing his wheelchair for 100km around the Sydney International Regatta...

Watene-Zelezniak in the clear over junior league incident

Penrith have cleared winger Dallin Watene-Zelezniak of any wrongdoing following an incident at a junior league match over the weekend. Penrith District Junior Rugby League...

Panthers bombshell: Soward dropped

Penrith coach Anthony Griffin has dramatically dropped veteran playmaker Jamie Soward to reserve grade in a move likely to raise questions about where the...

Soward set to be released

The Penrith Panthers are expected to confirm tomorrow that Jamie Soward has been released effective immediately. It's understood 31-year-old Soward informed teammates today that he...

Corey Payne gone as Brian Fletcher assumes vacant CEO role

The relationship between the Penrith Panthers and CEO Corey Payne has ended in tears and a shock resignation. After just four months in the top...

Footy Doubles program is more than just a bit of fun

It is a common call in the lead-up to a rugby league match at Pepper Stadium – “get your Footy Doubles” – but when...

Turning back time for historic clash

The thriving community of Thornton will host an historic cricket match next month with locals having the unique chance to be involved. To commemorate the...

Panthers hope to make feathers fly

The Penrith Panthers finally make their debut at Pepper Stadium on Saturday night as they prepare to settle in for a run that will...

Foundation player Shannon Cole to depart Wanderers

The Western Sydney Wanderers have today announced that Foundation Player Shannon Cole will say goodbye to the Club following tomorrow night’s AFC Champions League...

Cleary faces his NRL idol

Boom Panthers halfback Nathan Cleary will come up against his idol in Johnathan Thurston for the first time this Saturday afternoon in Townsville. It’s a...

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...

Hiku set to miss remainder of NRL season

Penrith appear to have lost centre Peta Hiku for the rest of the season after he suffered an ACL injury in this afternoon's 28-24...

Emma wrestles her way to the top

Emma Douglas grew up with her family in Penrith as a fun loving kid who enjoyed playing hockey at school and watching wrestling on...

Your A to Z Guide to the NRL Finals

A is for Allianz Stadium. It’s 64 kilometres away but this Sunday, the mighty Panthers are calling it home. B is for the Bunker. I...

Latimore departs Panthers

The Penrith Panthers have released prop Jeremy Latimore from the remainder of his contract just days before the start of pre-season training. It is understood...