Rugby League

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...

Panthers poised to announce mid-season signing

Penrith are poised to announce the mid-season signing of Maroons Origin prospect Chris Grevsmuhl. News Limited reports that South Sydney could release Grevsmuhl within days,...

Patience critical against unpredictable Warriors

Very few people who had seen Penrith’s performances against Cronulla and Parramatta could have anticipated the side’s first class effort against Brisbane at Suncorp...

Cartwright’s former partner faces court

The former flame of Panthers rugby league star Bryce Cartwright will apply to have her charges thrown out on mental health grounds, Penrith Local...

Moylan’s feeling Blue

When Matt Moylan’s name was read out as a member of Laurie Daley’s NSW Blues squad on Monday morning, it was almost a year...

Panthers blow huge lead to lose Holden Cup Grand Final

The Roosters have scored 24 unanswered points in the second half to claim the Holden Cup premiership, leaving Penrith to wonder what could have...

League player in $50k abortion pay-off

A woman was paid $50,000 to have an abortion after she fell pregnant to Penrith Panthers rugby league star Bryce Cartwright. The 24-year-old Sydney woman...

10 weeks stand between Panthers and shot at glory

Phil Gould, usually reserved about Penrith’s on-field performances, stood up at the club’s 50th anniversary gala dinner last Saturday night and acknowledged that so...

Campbell-Gillard out of Penrith’s Finals campaign

The Panthers will go into the NRL Finals without one of their toughest forwards after Reagan Campbell-Gillard was ruled out for the remainder of...

Western Weekender Podcast: Penrith Panthers

From Jamie Soward's axing to Penrith's current form, Troy Dodds and Nathan Taylor talk about all things Panthers in the latest Western Weekender podcast. Download...

Panthers must win three from five

The equation facing the Panthers is rather simple: win three of the remaining five games, and finals football beckons. On paper, the task seems quite...

Trial? There’s no such thing

If there’s one thing every Panthers fan knows, it’s that when it comes to matches against arch rivals and western Sydney neighbours Parramatta, there’s...

Mansour couldn’t be prouder of Blue jersey

It wasn’t that long ago that Josh Mansour and Panthers teammate Matt Moylan were a bunch of unknowns, playing park footy with the Windsor...

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...

Gould: Panthers had no knowledge of Cartwright deal

Panthers boss Phil Gould has stressed that the club had no knowledge of a reported $50,000 deal between star player Bryce Cartwright and a...

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...

Merrin wins Merv Cartwright Medal

Forward Trent Merrin has capped off a huge week by winning the Merv Cartwright Medal at Penrith's presentation night this evening. Merrin took home the...

Masked Panther: Round 10

I’m told Peter Wallace has gone from having no chance of securing a new deal with Penrith to being very close to being offered...

Battle of the big cats

Round 23 really couldn’t have played out much better for the Penrith Panthers. The Tigers losing to the Titans, the Rabbitohs upsetting the Warriors and...

Merrin feels right at home at Panthers

In January 2016, Trent Merrin was in unfamiliar territory. Taking part in his first gruelling pre-season in Penrith’s punishing heat, Merrin must have wondered what...

Griffin axes James Segeyaro

2014 Dally M Hooker of the Year James Segeyaro has been dumped to reserve grade by Panthers coach Anthony Griffin. The shock decision comes a...

Panthers sign Rein for two years

Mitch Rein has signed a two-year deal with the Panthers. The 26-year-old hooker joins the club from St George Illawarra Dragons, where he played 132...

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...

Official: Soward departs Panthers

He was described by Phil Gould as a "marquee" signing when first snapped up by the Penrith Panthers ahead of the 2014 season, but...

Panthers set to soar over Sea Eagles

It’s not often Penrith fans can feel this comfortable. Going into Sunday night’s game against Manly at Pepper Stadium, the result matters little when it...

Last stop of marathon road trip

Before a ball was kicked this season, the period between rounds seven and 10 always looked dangerous for the Penrith Panthers. A marathon stint on...

The wonderful world of Waqa

Penrith Panthers centre Waqa Blake has praised senior teammates Peter Wallace and Trent Merrin for helping him become a better, more professional player. After debuting...

Panthers name young squad for Nines

Penrith's biggest stars will be rested for this weekend's Auckland Nines tournament, with the Panthers today announcing a young squad to make the trip...

Storm warning ahead for Panthers

The last two weeks would have been agonising for Penrith coach Anthony Griffin and his players. When you produce a performance as poor as what...

Original Panther Peckham dies

Wayne Peckham, who played in the inaugural Penrith Panthers first grade side in 1967, has passed away aged 72. Peckham, officially listed as the ninth player...

Panthers look to put week from hell behind them

The Panthers weren’t really at Kogarah Oval last Saturday afternoon. Sure, they got off the bus, found their way to the dressing room and followed...

Shark alarm sounds for Panthers

Sometimes, no matter how hard you try or how much effort you put in, you need a bit of luck to go your way. Penrith’s...

Peachey inks new deal with Panthers

The Panthers have continued in their mission to build a dominant squad over the next three seasons with livewire utility Tyrone Peachey re-signing with...

Moylan brushes off Origin talk

Penrith Panthers captain Matt Moylan has once again hosed down speculation over a possible State of Origin berth to concentrate on this weekend’s all-important...

Panthers prepare for Dog fight

On paper, the last five weeks tells a tale that heavily favours the Panthers’ chances against Canterbury and its brutal forward pack on Sunday...

McKendry suffers suspected torn ACL

Penrith Panthers prop Sam McKendry has torn an ACL in his comeback game from the same injury. The 27-year-old former New Zealand international limped from...

Hook’s big gamble

If you look hard enough you can see the similarities between Panthers coach Anthony Griffin and country music crooner Kenny Rogers. And this week Griffin...

Mansour suffers serious knee injury

The Panthers have been dealt a huge off-season blow with powerhouse winger Josh Mansour suffering a serious knee injury. Mansour suffered an ACL injury in...

Difficult path to the truth

By now I think everyone has read about, and formed an opinion on, the story that has engulfed the Penrith Panthers and star forward...

Merrin plans to keep things simple

Trent Merrin has won a premiership, a State of Origin series and played for his country, but now Penrith’s prized new recruit wants to...