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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...

Softballers are swinging for their state

Five players from Penrith City Softball Association have been selected to represent NSW at the Pacific School Games in Adelaide this December. Christopher Rutherford, Lachlan...

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...

Sports rebate will help parents

Thousands of school children across New South Wales are set to benefit from a new $100 rebate for sporting and fitness related costs, with...

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...

Giants look to make history

After teetering on the edge of elimination during each week of the Finals, Giants Netball are officially through to the inaugural Super Netball Grand...

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...

Pushing for Cooper

Inspirational Penrith athlete Nathan Pentecost will once again take on the enormous challenge of pushing his wheelchair for 100km around the Sydney International Regatta...

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,...

Arlene gets back in the ring

Local fighter Arlene Blencowe will travel to New York in August for her first major Bellator fight since re-signing with the Mixed Martial Arts...

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...

Chloe’s tears of green and gold

Penrith basketballer Chloe Bloom was sitting in class last week when she suddenly burst into tears. The 16-year-old received a text message from her mother,...

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...

Panthers shape up for second season

The Panthers U20s team will seek back to back titles while the Panthers Opens team are hoping for a bit of luck this season...

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...

Swimmer scoops up medals and inspires others to chase their dreams

St Marys swimmer Sean Webber recently returned from Auckland, New Zealand, after competing in the 2017 World Masters Games. The 31-year-old collected three gold medals...

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...

Penrith’s season goes on the line

Nobody likes to talk about mathematics as early as round 10 but the reality is that this Saturday afternoon’s clash with the New Zealand...

Foundation player Shannon Cole to depart Wanderers

The Western Sydney Wanderers have today announced that Foundation Player Shannon Cole will say goodbye to the Club following tomorrow night’s AFC Champions League...

Cranebrook teen to take on the world

Most people are familiar with the traditional style of kayaking – paddling down a whitewater course going through gates without touching them – but...

Rep duty calls for Panthers

It hasn’t been the best of seasons for Penrith so far in 2017 but that hasn’t deterred selectors from choosing a whopping 19 Panthers...

Time for Moylan to make the switch

It’s the conundrum that has been talked about for years, but always quietly brushed aside. From Ivan Cleary to Anthony Griffin, the general message...

Soward: Getting away will do Panthers world of good

Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane is the best ground to play at in Australia. Anytime you go up there you feel like it’s an Origin...

Top golf Championship heads to Twin Creeks

Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club in Luddenham is now the brand new home of the prestigious NSW Open Golf Championship. Situated on the outskirts...

Soward: Time to leave Moylan alone

Penrith Panthers captain Matt Moylan has certainly had an interesting couple of weeks, both on and off the field, but the first thing we...