Since their inception in 1967, the Penrith Panthers have struggled for long stretches of their history. The club went 18 years before making their first finals appearance, before success in the late 80’s cumlinated in the 1991 premiership. The Panthers claimed a second premiership in 2003, but have only made finals in consecutive seasons twice in their history.
Penrith enjoyed a strong year in 2016, with eight wins from their final ten matches helping them finish in 6th spot and return to the finals after a brief absence. The Panthers brushed aside the Bulldogs in their elimination final, but were no match for the Raiders in Canberra in the semi final.
Senior coach: Anthony Griffin
Captain: Matt Moylan
2016 finish: 6th
Premierships: 1991, 2003
2017 Team List
Sitaleki Akauola, Waqa Blake, Tim Browne, Reagan Campbell-Gillard, Bryce Cartwright, Nathan Cleary, Dylan Edwards, James Fisher-Harris, Peta Hiku, Sione Katoa, Viliame Kikau, Samisoni Langi, Leilani Latu, Moses Leota, Josh Mansour, Te Maire Martin, Sam McKendry, Trent Merrin, Matt Moylan, Michael Oldfield, Tyrone Peachey, Mitch Rein, Tony Satini, James Tamou, Peter Wallace, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, Dean Whare, Isaah Yeo
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