Rugby League

Soward: Loss to Dragons was a blessing in disguise

Before I talk about what I think went wrong for the Panthers last Saturday against the Dragons, I wanted to touch on the Bryce...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Soward: Panthers must realise teams will be watching their every move

We’re on the cusp of another NRL season and my first since retiring from the game at the end of last year. For my debut...

Panthers look to slay Dragons

For the first time in 51 seasons, the Penrith Panthers enter round one as premiership favourites. It is an enormous burden to carry, and as...

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...

Cartwright’s ex has charges dismissed

The woman who posted "revenge porn" and made death threats on social media to Panthers rugby league star Bryce Cartwright has had her charges...

Great expectations: Panthers set to deliver for fans in 2017

Not since facing the enormous task of defending a Premiership title in 2004 has Penrith entered a season with such high expectations of what...

Merrin ready to fire despite lack of pre-season hit-out

On the eve of his second year with the Panthers, Kangaroos lock Trent Merrin says he’s feeling rather apprehensive heading into the opening round...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Jed hopes to follow in famous footsteps

New Penrith Panthers recruit Jed Cartwright said he feels right at home, playing for the club that means so much to him. The 20-year-old signed...

Panthers to play Dragons in opening game

Penrith fans will have to wait until round three for the first home game of the 2017 NRL season, with the Panthers on the...

Family man Tamou ready to take Panthers to the next level

After a roller coaster couple of years up north, new Penrith Panthers recruit James Tamou says his young family is happy and settled in...

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...

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...

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 return to fan favourite for 2017 jersey

When Panthers asked its fan base what look, design and colours best captured the club’s identity, the response was undeniable. “This is the jersey you...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Panthers aim for title double

The Penrith Panthers will be aiming to be the second side in Holden Cup history to win back-to-back premierships when they take on the...

Panthers re-sign Moylan, Cartwright

Penrith stars Matt Moylan and Bryce Cartwright have signed new long-term deals with the club. The Panthers confirmed this morning that Moylan and Cartwright this...

Panthers open premiership window

Penrith’s NRL season didn’t quite have a dream finish, but it’s far from a nightmare. The club’s 2016 campaign, which ended at the hands of...

The storylines that defined Penrith’s season

Teen star's ironic rise to first grade Nathan Cleary wasn't even featured in the 2016 Season Guide for Penrith, but he ended up playing a...

Cartwright: Moylan was right to give me a spray

Panthers star Bryce Cartwright says his first NRL Finals appearance was a good learning curve heading into this Saturday night’s Semi Final against Canberra. While...

All about timing and patience for Latimore

A few weeks ago Panthers prop Jeremy Latimore was running around in reserve grade, struggling to get a start in Anthony Griffin’s first grade...

Belief the key as old rivalry is reignited

An old rivalry gets reignited this Saturday night when 1990 and 1991 Grand Finalists Penrith and Canberra do battle in the nation’s capital. It’s a...

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...

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...

Panthers to face Bulldogs in do-or-die Finals match

Penrith have set a date with the Bulldogs at Allianz Stadium next Sunday afternoon after a 36-6 thrashing of Manly at Pepper Stadium in...