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Soward: Why I’m wary of Griffin’s bench tactics

After watching Penrith’s first 20 minutes last Sunday afternoon against Parramatta, Panthers fans would have been looking away in sheer fright, but when Reagan...

Masked Panther: Sauce back next week

Josh Mansour will make his long-awaited return from injury against the Broncos next Friday night. The 28-year-old has been out since Round 6 when...

Wallace shines as replacement hooker

Peter Wallace’s form at hooker will give Panthers coach Anthony Griffin a real headache when James Segeyaro returns from injury later this month. The former...

The wonderful world of Waqa

Penrith Panthers centre Waqa Blake has praised senior teammates Peter Wallace and Trent Merrin for helping him become a better, more professional player. After debuting...

Hiku set to play centre at Panthers

Warm, humid weather greeted new Penrith recruit Peta Hiku on Tuesday afternoon as he began his new life as a Panther. The former Manly Sea...

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...

Eels looking for revenge as local rivals meet again

Bitter western Sydney rivals Penrith and Parramatta met just a month ago, but it takes nothing away from the intensity of this Sunday afternoon’s...

Jamie Soward: The Peter Wallace I knew

Our nickname together was 'Team Jaffa'. Pete was the hard, crispy no-nonsense red shell and I was the smooth chocolate inside. When he and I...

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...

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...

Soward: Griffin’s game plans “boring”, “negative”

Everyone enjoyed yet another Panthers comeback last weekend – myself included – but it got me thinking, is Penrith really this great second half...

Tamou brushes off nerves in belting display against Tigers

After a lackluster performance in the opening round, Penrith's forward pack showed the competition what they were truly made of against the Wests Tigers...

Soward: Why Ciraldo is the perfect caretaker coach

What a week it’s been at the Panthers. Not only does the side pull off another epic comeback win but – exactly 24 hours...

Masked Panther – March 3

It was no surprise to see coach Anthony Griffin select Jamie Soward (pictured) and Peter Wallace in the halves for the opening game of...

Cleary bags a hat trick as Panthers score important win over Warriors

Nathan Cleary has steered Penrith to an impressive 34-22 victory over the Warriors at Mount Smart Stadium. On a night of high emotion with the...

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...

Panthers move to second with big win over Titans

Penrith have roared into second spot on the NRL ladder with an impressive 35-12 win over Gold Coast at Panthers Stadium. Makeshift centre Corey Harawira-Naeara...

Mansour: Finals loss still hurts

Popular Panthers winger Josh Mansour admits Penrith’s semi final loss to Canberra last year still stings and he’s eager to get some sweet revenge...

Panthers re-sign rampaging forward

Panthers fans breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday afternoon after it was finally confirmed rookie backrower Corey Harawira-Naera had re-signed with the club...

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...