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Penrith Panthers

PanthersLogoAfter struggling for almost twenty years since their inception in 1967, the Penrith Panthers experienced major success during the early 90’s with a Grand Final appearance in 1990 and then a maiden Premiership victory in 1991 against the Canberra Raiders. The Panthers then became one of the few clubs in rugby league history to follow up a wooden spoon year in 2002 with a Premiership the following season.

Penrith Panthers Articles

Widdop? Soward? Who were the best NRL buys of 2014?

Widdop? Soward? Who were the best NRL buys of 2014?

by , 19 Sep 2014

With the completion of the regular NRL season, now is a good time to look back and see which recruitment decisions paid off, and those that unfortunately missed the mark. I’ve broken this into two parts to help discussion. It’s impossible to cover all the good, or bad, recruits for the season, but the below […]

Panther puts gouge nightmare behind him

by , 17 Sep 2014

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak admits he feared he may have missed the chance to play a part in Penrith’s push to the NRL grand final when he was suspended after an allegation of eye-gouging earlier this year. The 19-year-old wing wizard who burst onto the scene with two tries on debut against Canberra in round five, was […]

Seven questions from Round 1 of the NRL finals

Seven questions from Round 1 of the NRL finals

by , 16 Sep 2014 Video

The first weekend of the NRL finals didn’t disappoint rugby league fans, with plenty of tension, excitement, upsets, controversy and scintillating play. Though this weekend’s semi-finals can’t come quick enough, there remains plenty to discuss from Round 1 – including the following seven questions. Are Penrith the real deal? No. They’re not. They got lucky. […]

Penrith whiz kid squeezes out Simmons

by , 15 Sep 2014

It was always going to take something special to keep try-scoring veteran David Simmons out of Penrith’s NRL finals campaign. But whiz-kid winger Dallin Watene-Zelezniak proved in one match-defining play in the Panthers’ 19-18 upset over the Sydney Roosters on Saturday night, that he’s more than special. Touted as the most naturally gifted Penrith junior […]

Why can’t I believe in fairytales?

Why can’t I believe in fairytales?

by , 14 Sep 2014

At the start of the season I placed a bet on the Penrith Panthers to be minor premiers. The squad looked good and fresh, and I thought that, for the generous odds on offer, they might be worth a punt. But I never really thought it was much of a chance. I never really thought […]

Penrith stun Roosters in NRL finals

Penrith stun Roosters in NRL finals

by , 13 Sep 2014

Penrith have turned the NRL title race on its head with a miraculous last-gasp qualifying win over the Sydney Roosters at Allianz Stadium. A low-trajectory Jamie Soward field goal with less than 10 seconds left on the clock earned the Panthers an extraordinary 19-18 victory after the Roosters looked to have snatched the match just […]

[VIDEO] Sydney Roosters vs Penrith Panthers: NRL finals highlights, scores, blog

[VIDEO] Sydney Roosters vs Penrith Panthers: NRL finals highlights, scores, blog

by , 13 Sep 2014 Popular article!

MATCH RESULT: The Panthers are one win away from a grand final following one of their greatest ever wins over the Roosters. Penrith never gave in despite being in difficult positions throughout the match. The Roosters seemed to have them at their mercy on several occasions in the second half but the Panthers just wouldn’t […]

Beware the dark, underrated Panther

Beware the dark, underrated Panther

by , 13 Sep 2014

Some would say its mission accomplished for the Penrith Panthers – that in making the top four they have all exceeded their expectations and their fans. Some say that they should be satisfied with that for 2014. But the mantra that has built within the squad suggests that having tasted success despite against all odds […]

Gus Gould on the brink of more premierships

Gus Gould on the brink of more premierships

by , 12 Sep 2014

Philip Ronald Gould is a winner, and the Penrith Panthers will be the beneficiaries for a second time under his wing. Maybe not this year, even though the men from the mountains have made it into the top four of the NRL premiership, despite being without as many as 10 of their regulars. The Panthers […]

NRL finals stats: Sea Eagles vs Rabbitohs, Roosters vs Panthers

NRL finals stats: Sea Eagles vs Rabbitohs, Roosters vs Panthers

by , 11 Sep 2014

For the first time in NRL history we’ve got an all-Sydney top four. The boys from Manly take on the Bunnies on Friday night, while Penrith face the defending premier Roosters on Saturday. So what do the statistics say about the two matches? Which two teams are set for a week off? Manly versus South […]


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