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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Soward: Why AAMI Park is a graveyard

There are not many tougher places to play rugby league than down in Melbourne. I never won down there in my whole career. When you play...

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,...

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...

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...

Can Panthers resurrect their season on Easter Sunday?

They say statistics tell the story of a rugby league team’s fortunes and while there’s always evidence to defy what’s written on paper, the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Let’s get Ed to Penrith

He might live 2,729km from Pepper Stadium, but Papua New Guinea’s Ed Kolen is without a doubt one of Penrith’s biggest fans. If you’ve been...

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...

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...

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...

Soward: Panthers being hurt by missed chances

I managed to get out to another Panthers game last Friday and, I must say, that I’m seeing a team out there that knows...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...