Rugby League

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...

Watene-Zelezniak attacked in violent junior league incident

The Panthers have confirmed they're aware of an incident involving winger Dallin Watene-Zelezniak at a junior rugby league fixture in St Clair yesterday. It is...

Silencing their critics

A fortnight ago I wrote about the frightening prospect that Penrith’s Finals hopes could evaporate in the space of eight days, with clashes against...

Latu denies exit rumours

He's been the subject of rumours for the last few weeks, but Panthers interchange forward Leilani Latu has denied he wants out of the...

Merrin to miss at least six weeks

Penrith's finals hopes have been dealt a blow with Trent Merrin to be out until just before the Finals. Merrin suffered a high grade medial collateral...

Cleary bags a hat trick as Panthers score important win over Warriors

Nathan Cleary has steered Penrith to an impressive 34-22 victory over the Warriors at Mount Smart Stadium. On a night of high emotion with the...

Soward: Five players who hold key to Penrith’s premiership chances

At the start of the season, Penrith were the bookies’ favourites to be NRL Premiers in 2017 and, while they haven’t quite lived up...

Panthers ready for cross-Tasman showdown

Postpone the holiday plans! The Panthers revived their Finals hopes last weekend with an unconvincing but important win over the high flying Manly Sea Eagles,...

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...

Panthers revive Finals hopes with gutsy win over Sea Eagles

Penrith are off the canvas and back in the Finals fight after a thrilling 16-8 win over Manly at Pepper Stadium tonight. Aided by vocal...

Panthers walk a Finals tightrope

Flights to the Goldie for less than $100. Los Angeles for only $996. A Fiji package deal that will blow your mind. These are just...

Players throw support behind Griffin

Penrith players have thrown their support behind embattled coach Anthony Griffin despite a number of disgruntled fans calling for his head after last Sunday's...

Penrith’s NRL season on life support

Penrith's NRL season is officially on life support after a 42-14 capitulation to South Sydney at ANZ Stadium today. The Panthers are now four points...

Panthers do it the hard way

So, we’re going to do this the hard way. With 10 rounds left in the regular season, the Panthers are outside of the top eight...

Panthers re-sign rampaging forward

Panthers fans breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday afternoon after it was finally confirmed rookie backrower Corey Harawira-Naera had re-signed with the club...

Schedule for final six rounds revealed

The Panthers will host four games on free-to-air TV in the final six rounds of the season as the club prepares for a charge...

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...

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,...

Panthers look to spoil JT’s party

The Panthers head to Townsville on Saturday afternoon for a rare 3pm kickoff at 1300SMILES Stadium, but if they plan to be smirking by...

25 years since Panthers lost Ben

The front page of the June 26, 1992 edition of The Western Weekender said it all: "Penrith mourns". Less than a year after the euphoria...

Tamou expecting mixed reception in Townsville

Panthers prop James Tamou will return to North Queensland for the first time since leaving the Cowboys this Saturday, but he isn’t quite sure...

Panthers release Peta Hiku

The Penrith Panthers have released centre Peta Hiku effective immediately, with the former New Zealand Test star to take up an opportunity in England. Speculation...

Panthers five-eighth Te Maire Martin signs three year deal with Cowboys

Penrith Panthers five-eighth Te Maire Martin has signed a three year deal with the North Queensland Cowboys. The 21-year-old will join the Townsville-based club effective...

Has the AFL already won the war?

Remember when AFL was just some weird thing they played down in Melbourne that resembled aerial ping pong? Oh, how we laughed. When the Sydney Swans...

Edwards takes his chance

When Penrith captain Matt Moylan made the switch to five-eighth a fortnight ago, many Panthers fans were excited at the prospect of seeing rising...

Panthers head for Bathurst looking for fourth straight win

Before a ball was kicked this season many would have expected this Round 14 clash between Penrith and Canberra to be a top four...

Soward: Penrith leads the way in support for bush footy

Penrith will take another game to the beautiful town of Bathurst this weekend, and I strongly believe that every team in the NRL should...

Always a Panther: Club legend Bill Ashurst back in town

Panthers legend and former Great Britain international Bill Ashurst is still a massive Penrith man at heart but admits, apart from the lucrative dollars,...

Strike action looms as player dispute continues

As the ugly pay dispute between the Rugby League Players Association (RLPA) and the NRL rages on, Panthers and Kiwi centre Dean Whare is...

New look Panthers look to take a bite out of Bulldogs

The ‘season so far’ for both Penrith and Canterbury reads strikingly similar, so it’s probably no surprise to see them sitting side by side...

How fatherhood has changed Tyrone Peachey

EXCLUSIVE Panthers utility Tyrone Peachey is a changed man after the birth of his beautiful little princess, Penelope, back in January this year. The 25-year-old former...

Moylan to play five-eighth against Bulldogs

Penrith coach Anthony Griffin has finally pushed the button, naming captain Matt Moylan at five-eighth for Sunday's clash with Canterbury at ANZ Stadium. And the...

Soward: First 20 minutes is critical

After months and months of hype, the 2017 State of Origin series is finally here – and I can’t wait to see the teams...

Wallace out of Origin opener; set to miss six weeks

Penrith hooker Peter Wallace is officially a scratching from Origin I after scans revealed he'll be out for at least a month with a...

Wallace’s Origin dream shattered

Peter Wallace was 24 hours away from ending an eight year State of Origin drought, but his Blues dream has been shattered. Scans tomorrow are...

Panthers look to capitalise on miracle comeback

Down 28-6, coach Anthony Griffin would have had every right to read the riot act to his 17 players as they sat despondent in...

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...

Griffin’s restrained half-time talk helped Panthers secure remarkable win

Panthers interchange forward Tim Browne believes coach Anthony Griffin's calm demeanor at half-time was the catalyst for Penrith's remarkable turnaround against the New Zealand...

Soward: NRL lottery delivers surprises

We are 10 rounds into the 2017 NRL season this weekend and I thought for this week’s column, I’d take a look at the...

Latu confident Panthers can defy the odds

Penrith Panthers prop Leilani Latu is determined to do whatever he can to stop the rot and believes recent fan criticism of the second-last...