Panthers’ preparation heads behind closed doors

Jarome Luai and Dylan Brown at Fan Fest. Photo: NRL Images.
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The Panthers have wrapped up formalities ahead of Sunday’s Grand Final, with the team now getting down to business ahead of their third straight season decider.

After coach Ivan Cleary and selected players attended last night’s Dally M Awards in Sydney last night, it was off to the NRL’s Fan Fest in Martin Place today.

Both Grand Final teams were presented to the crowd, boosted in numbers thanks to school holidays.

Wet weather was no match for the Panthers and fans at Fan Fest. Photo: NRL Images.

Occasional rain didn’t deter plenty of Penrith and Parramatta fans from catching a glimpse of their heroes.

From there, Panthers coach Ivan Cleary, co-captains Isaah Yeo and Nathan Cleary and fullback Dylan Edwards fronted the official Grand Final Week press conference.

It was Penrith’s last official engagement ahead of Sunday’s decider.

Nathan Cleary and Brad Arthur front the press conference. Photo: NRL Images.

They’ll have a captain’s run at Accor Stadium on Saturday afternoon but official media opportunities have now concluded.

This is Penrith’s busiest Grand Final preparation of the past three years, with COVID impacting formalities in 2020 and 2021.

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