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Panthers coach lands Titans NRL gig

Premiership winning reserve grade coach Garth Brennan has finally secured a role in the NRL, joining the Gold Coast Titans ahead of the 2018...

Panthers become Friday night kings in 2018

Penrith will play 11 games on Friday nights in 2018, including a final round meeting with defending Premiers Melbourne at AAMI Park. The 2018 NRL...

Summer lovin’ players keep soccer thriving

While most people would usually identify the summer months with cricket and tennis, there’s a popular winter sport that’s still kicking goals even as...

Thunder to strike Penrith

One of the biggest events on the local sporting calendar is returning this December when the Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) hits Howell Oval. For...

Fox’s happy homecoming

After six gruelling months competing in Europe, two-time Olympic medallist Jessica Fox is finally able to sleep in her own bed. The popular local returned...

Panthers star Wallace ruled out of World Cup

Scotland have been struck a blow with the news that NRL star Peter Wallace is out of the upcoming World Cup through injury. The Penrith...

Mansour to join Australian World Cup squad

Penrith Panthers winger Josh Mansour has been called into the Australian Kangaroos squad following the withdrawal of Darius Boyd. At a team medical today in...

Campbell-Gillard called into Kangaroos squad

Penrith Panthers forward Reagan Campbell-Gillard has been called into the Kangaroos squad following the withdrawal today of Andrew Fifita. Fifita informed Kangaroos Coach Mal Meninga...

Griffin earns contract extension at Panthers

Penrith coach Anthony Griffin will be in charge at the club until at least the end of the 2020 season after signing a two-year...

Campbell-Gillard wins Merv Cartwright Medal

Reagan Campbell-Gillard has won the Merv Cartwright Medal as Penrith's player of the year. The 24-year-old, who was also named the Western Weekender's Player of...

Group chat was first hint players had of Popovic’s departure

When the news of Tony Popovic’s shock departure from the Western Sydney Wanderers broke on Sunday afternoon, a players-only ‘group chat’ on the smartphone...

Bottrill joins 400 club

Local cricketer Greg Bottrill achieved the perfect milestone recently. Not only did the 46-year-old notch up 400 senior games for his beloved Emu Plains...

Moylan on verge of deal with Cronulla

Penrith star Matt Moylan is on the verge of walking out of the club to join Cronulla on a four-year, $3.6 million deal that...

Wanderers name new head coach

The Western Sydney Wanderers have announced that Hayden Foxe will take up the role of caretaker head coach with Wanderers Academy Technical Director Ian...

Popovic quits Wanderers seven days before new A-League season

Tony Popovic has dramatically quit the Western Sydney Wanderers just a week out from the A-League season. The Wanderers are yet to officially confirm their...

One trophy down, one to go

Despite being the home town team, Penrith Panthers Premiership-winning reserve grade captain Darren Nicholls knows his side won’t have many fans supporting them when...

Panthers upset Wyong to win ISP NSW Grand Final

Penrith have upset Minor Premiers Wyong to claim the ISP NSW Grand Final at Leichhardt Oval tonight. The Panthers produced a dominant second half to...

The Week: September 23

Troy Dodds and Nathan Taylor present a special edition of The Week, as they review the 2017 NRL season for the Penrith Panthers https://soundcloud.com/westernweekenderpenrith/the-week-september-23

Seniors encouraged to have a swing

Penrith Golf Club will take part in a state-wide golf participation project to help increase the number of seniors playing golf. The ‘Get into Golf...

Panthers didn’t want it enough

Any real estate agent will tell you that kitchens sell houses. The backyard can be a beauty, the bathroom can be freshly renovated, the family...

Panthers hunt glory in ISP NSW

Penrith Intrust Super Premiership NSW captain Darren Nicholls has vowed to work on his goalkicking after his four missed conversions last Sunday almost cost...

Year of highs and lows in Pantherland

Troy Dodds looks back on a roller coaster season at the foot of the Mountains... MARCH: A SHOCK START The Panthers open their much anticipated 2017...

Penrith’s season over following 13-6 loss to Brisbane

Penrith's Premiership dream is over after they fell to Brisbane 13-6 at Suncorp Stadium, ending their season. The Panthers had their chances throughout the match...

Unthinkable Grand Final would give Edwards mixed emotions

For gun Panthers fullback Dylan Edwards nothing would be more thrilling or perhaps awkward than if Penrith played arch-rivals Parramatta in this year’s NRL...

Stint in reserve grade a blessing, says Whare

Most players of Dean Whare’s experience kick stones when they are relegated to reserve grade due to poor form but not the former Kiwi...

Young Panthers look to rise again as trip to Suncorp looms

The real Penrith Panthers have finally stood up – and what a time to do it. All year we’ve seen glimpses of the Panthers we...

Giants to fight for their lives against West Coast

If the GWS Giants are going to advance past this weekend’s Semi Final against West Coast, they are going to have to do it...

Matildas ready for landmark match

The Matildas have assembled in Western Sydney today as they prepare to face Brazil in front of the biggest home crowd the Australian women’s...

Coaches need to grow up and stop promoting national sport of ref bashing

It is extraordinary that a spectacular weekend of NRL Finals matches has been overshadowed by discussion about referees. No sport in the world tears itself...

Soward: Why the Panthers can bounce back and win this weekend

In 2009, when I was playing for the Dragons, we dominated the competition that year and ended up playing a red-hot Parramatta side in...

Panthers captain Matt Moylan to seek help for personal issues

Despite rumours he was on the brink of leaving his home town club, Penrith skipper Matt Moylan is understood to be “100 per cent...

Moylan’s future at Penrith to be decided at Monday morning crisis meeting

Penrith captain Matt Moylan's future at the club is in serious doubt with a meeting to be held tomorrow morning that could result in...

Panthers book Finals spot the hard way

Penrith have qualified for back to back Finals campaigns for the first time since 2003-04 - but they gave fans an almighty scare against...

Rams face do or die battle

Penrith Rams coach Kevin Kirk will be sweating on the return of prolific goal scorer Mitchell Stevens for this weekend’s AFL Sydney Division 2...

Everything on the line as Finals arrive a week early

We’ve all heard about the different scenarios and equations that could play out this weekend, but let’s focus purely on Penrith’s clash with Manly...

Panthers to take back naming rights of stadium

Pepper will end its sponsorship of Penrith Stadium at the end of this season. The club confirmed this morning it would take back the stadium's...

Penrith to play Finals roulette after losing to Dragons

The NRL's top eight won't be decided until the final round after the Dragons upset Penrith 16-14 in wet and windy conditions at Pepper...

Rovers prove unbeatable

They may only be a relatively small club but Penrith Rovers FC are the toast of the local football community after their Premier League...

Soward: Humbling experience I’ll never forget

This week I wanted to tell Weekender readers about my past month working with the U17 Minchinbury Jets Junior Rugby League side, who this...

In-form Panthers look to put Dragons out of their misery

For me, the key moment in Penrith’s gritty 26-22 win over Canberra at GIO Stadium last Sunday came in the 54th minute. Jack Wighton took...