Penrith Panthers

Last updated: 2 December, 2016

PanthersLogoAfter struggling for almost 20 years since their inception in 1967, the Penrith Panthers experienced major success during the early 90s 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.

The 2016 season was a prosperous one for the Panthers. They finished the regular season in sixth position with a team largely consisting of locally developed juniors.

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Penrith Panthers Articles

2017 ladder predictions (Part 2)

2017 ladder predictions (Part 2)

by , 28 Feb 2017

The NRL season is just a couple of sleeps away. After I ran through those who would miss the eight, here are the sides that will make it to the pointy end of the season.

Low-hanging Panthers ripe for the picking

Low-hanging Panthers ripe for the picking

by , 27 Feb 2017

Anthony Griffin’s team of black cats are once again tipped to purr, but with an overabundance of quality outside backs some might be lapping from a different bowl before the season is out.

NRL 2017 season preview: Penrith Panthers

NRL 2017 season preview: Penrith Panthers

by , 24 Feb 2017

The Panthers really were the ‘hot streak to the finals’ team of 2016. Despite a lacklustre start, they sorted things out at the back half of the season and charged into the finals in sixth place.

Close but no cigar: Which NRL teams are another year away from contention?

Close but no cigar: Which NRL teams are another year away from contention?

by , 20 Feb 2017

In the third instalment of my season preview series, I delve into four ascending teams whose best football is still another 12 months away.

Your club’s transfer performance rating: Part 3

Your club’s transfer performance rating: Part 3

by , 14 Feb 2017

After a long off-season break, its finally time to get back into the swing of things. Check out Part 1 and Part 2 for your club’s transfer performance rating.

Party like it’s 1991, Panthers and Raiders to resume finals rivalry

Party like it’s 1991, Panthers and Raiders to resume finals rivalry

by , 12 Feb 2017

The Canberra Raiders and Penrith Panthers have arguably nowhere to go but up in 2017 after they both fell out of the race before the big show in 2016.

Sydney Roosters win 2017 Auckland Nines – Full tournament results, player and team of the tournament

Sydney Roosters win 2017 Auckland Nines – Full tournament results, player and team of the tournament

by , 5 Feb 2017

The Auckland Nines have their fourth champion in four years, with the Sydney Roosters surprising everyone to make and win the final against fellow surprise packets the Penrith Panthers in a thriller, ten points to eight.

Sending dud squads to the Auckland Nines is fine

Sending dud squads to the Auckland Nines is fine

by , 1 Feb 2017

The Auckland Nines is fun to watch and there is plenty of excitement, but at the end of the day it really is just a bit of fluff.

Penrith boss calls for Auckland Nines to be scrapped

Penrith boss calls for Auckland Nines to be scrapped

by , 31 Jan 2017

Penrith want the NRL Auckland Nines scrapped.

Panthers are 2017’s wild card

Panthers are 2017’s wild card

by , 7 Dec 2016

As far as 2017 is concerned, no team intrigues me quite like the Panthers. Few teams had such a tumultuous season this year.


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