Rugby League

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Beware the wounded Bulldog

It’s so close, yet so far away. Eighth place on the competition ladder is more within reach than ever, yet it could slip through Penrith’s...

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...