Yeo’s romantic proposal
Panthers co-captain Isaah Yeo has capped off one of the most remarkable years of his life by asking his partner Ash to marry him.
The pair are currently on holidays in Switzerland, where Yeo popped the question earlier this week. Yeo posted a beautiful image of the pair on Instagram, with a ring emoji and the word ‘engaged’.
It prompted a flurry of comments from his Penrith teammates including Nathan Cleary, Spencer Leniu, James Fisher-Harris and Stephen Crichton.
Ash is currently pregnant with the couple’s second child.
To’o can’t keep away
Panthers winger Brian To’o is not due back at training until early next year given his long NRL season and subsequent commitments with Samoa at the World Cup. But he couldn’t help himself this week – dropping in to see those who are already back preparing for next year and catching up with coach Ivan Cleary.
The Penrith Panthers have been named the 2022 Team of the Year at the Sport NSW Awards, which were held in Sydney earlier this week. Panthers CEO Brian Fletcher was on hand to accept the gong, which recognises Penrith’s dominance in the NRL competition this season, culminating in Grand Final success over Parramatta.
The launch of the Penrith Stadium Alliance aims to protect the push for a new stadium no matter what happens at the State Election in March.
It has deliberately positioned itself as apolitical in the hope that it will be able to engage with both the Coalition and Labor in the lead-up to the election.
Local lawyer Daniel McKinnon is the face of the Alliance, which has the backing of some of Penrith’s key business identities.
Stars of the future
Panthers Jersey Flegg coach Jono Rolfe has confirmed his pre-season squad ahead of the 2023 season.
The following players have been selected to train with the Jersey Flegg squad over the summer before the final squad is confirmed in the new year: Adam Runchel, Addison Williams, Angelis Hotere-Papalii, Aston Warwick, Bailey Nouredine, Bayden Moran, Billy Phillips, Billy Scott, Blake Moore, Cody Lawson, David Langi, David West, Del Wigmore, Ethan Hutchings, Fletcher Haycock, Frances Manulelua, Hudson Brown, Ilai Tuia, Jack Garrod, Jakeb Vailalo, Jarome Ua, John Sagaga, Joshua Belfanti, Judah Galuvao, Kristian-Li Mai, Kyson Kingi, Liam Ison, Lleyton Finau, Luke Hanson, Luke Philp, Luron Patea, Moustafa Dirani, Peter Taateo, Peteru Pritchard, Riley Wake, Samuel Lane, Sunita Lotoaniu, Taani Fangupo, Timothy Sielaff-Burns, Tyreece Tonga, Wilson De Courcey, Yehya Ayache and Zac Lipowicz.
Talented artist Cameron Johnstone has finished his incredible artwork dedicated to Penrith’s 2022 NRL Grand Final success. The artwork has had over 200 hours of work poured onto the paper.
Drawn with graphite, every mark on the paper has its own meaning. Each print is individually numbered and hand signed by the artist.
Called ‘The Mission’, you can check out the prints at https://cpj-imagery.myshopify.com.
MG survives shake-up
Panthers legend Mark Geyer has survived the big changes being made to Triple M’s breakfast program.
The current breakfast show has been axed, with ‘MG’ the lone survivor of the shake-up. He’ll co-host breakfast next year alongside Mick Molloy, who returns to his spiritual home at Triple M.
‘Mick and MG in the Morning’ will aim to boost Triple M’s ratings, which have struggled since the height of the Grill Team days where Matty Johns and MG reigned supreme.
SCA Chief Content Officer, Dave Cameron said: “Molloy and MG are an incredibly charismatic pairing who will wake up Sydney with Triple M’s unique irreverence and energy, and a show that won’t sound like anything else in Sydney.”