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Lover of many sports with Rugby League my top choice. Long time Panthers fan. Also keen on Football, NFL, Horse Racing, Cricket & Boxing. No time for motor racing or tennis.

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Munster should have penalised for interfering with the Penrith tacklers driving Paps backwards. At least the Fish reminded him of his misdemeanor , if Sutton wouldn’t !

Sweet revenge! Talking points as Panthers secure second successive grand final berth with bruising win over Storm

They played just one match of any defensive intensity in the past month, and it saw them smashed by Parramatta ! Then yesterday, up against the best defensive team all season, who finished on the same points as the Storm, it was always going to big test for the Storm, despite the bookies ridiculous odds.

Sweet revenge! Talking points as Panthers secure second successive grand final berth with bruising win over Storm

When you suffer at the hands of Storm tactics for so many years, you eventually learn to fight fire with fire. Hence the recent break even success against them.

Sweet revenge! Talking points as Panthers secure second successive grand final berth with bruising win over Storm

Harry looks to be carrying an injury ? He’s lost more than a yard of pace since his last leg injury !

Sweet revenge! Talking points as Panthers secure second successive grand final berth with bruising win over Storm

Errors : Storm 16 / Panthers 11
Possession : Storm 55 % / Panthers 45%
Penalties : Storm 4 / Panthers 3
Re-starts : Storm 6 / Panthers 4
Score: Storm 6 / Panthers 10.
Credit to the Boys !

Sweet revenge! Talking points as Panthers secure second successive grand final berth with bruising win over Storm

But I’m not sure the Bunnies have the same capability to stop Turbo ? Murray, Su’a & Koloamatangi hold the key to Souths chances, I believe. Their defence on the edge of the rucks.

All the pressure Friday night is on Wayne Bennett's Rabbitohs. It will make them or break them

You might just see the turnaround on Saturday night ? He has improved every match so far with the Panthers without getting into any strife. I reckon he might be ready to show his best this week.

'He's a big brother to me': Pangai Jr reveals daily chats with Quade have inspired turnaround

I think Suli will have less pressure on him than Harper & Saab on the other side ! Souths always favour their left edge attack . DCE & Olakau’atu will need to be on their game here.

JAMIE SOWARD: My tip for a match winner in Manly vs. Souths, and it isn't Tom Trbojevic

Please ! DCE is my forecast key to this match. He will defensively blot our Walker which basically closes down the Souths attack. The forwards are pretty even, and then Turbo should finish Souths off.

JAMIE SOWARD: My tip for a match winner in Manly vs. Souths, and it isn't Tom Trbojevic

Oh Please ! They lost the penalty count 7-5 to Souths just 2 weeks ago. They got no love from the officials that night. Two “crusher tackle” penalties that didn’t even warrant a fine let alone a suspension by the Match Review Committee ?

Why have the Penrith Panthers become the new team NRL fans love to hate?

Well said The Sporacle ! I can’t believe the rubbish that has printed on the Roar this week regarding an incident on the field that apparently proves that the Panthers should not have won that match ? It is like some Trumpian fake news onslaught . I notice there is another article here today asking if the Panthers are now the most hated team in the NRL ? Seriously , what is going on here ?

V’landys, Abdo, Annesley, McGuirk and the trainers: Failure and zero accountability

100% Tony ! We spent 100 years playing footy without trainers on the field and no one died for lack of a trainer being on hand. If a player was injured, the referee stopped play and called on the St Johns Ambulance man. Now we’ve had a decade of extra people roaming around the field whenever they want , setting defensive lines and passing on instructions from above. Obvious problems were sure to occur, like the 2019 GF event. In my opinion , no trainer should be allowed on the playing field unless called on by the referee. Just like Pete Green was invited by Klein on Saturday night. Forget the water bottles and instructions every 2 minutes. Get off the park unless the referee invites you to enter the field !

V’landys, Abdo, Annesley, McGuirk and the trainers: Failure and zero accountability

A good list of rookies there Tony. Who will kick on in year 2 ? My thoughts are that a few are highly likely and a few are still queries. Most likely for me are Sam Walker, Jayden Campbell, Reece Walsh , those that have good exposure to NRL already this year where they showed their real abilities. Of the less exposed, I think Izak Tago will take over Kurt Capewell’s spot at the Panthers backrow and have a big season in 2022.

Every NRL club’s top rookie for 2021

Not sure I have seen such a load of rubbish in a Roar article for some time ?
” ….at a time Parramatta were on the break and looking likely to score.” Really ? Like the previous 75 minutes of play?
“….the NRL has now alleged that Penrith’s orange trainer incorrectly stopped play in that instance.”
Who was responsible for maintaining the rules out there on Saturday night ? I thought it was the match officials ? Has the referee or linesman been fined or stood down for stopping the match on a trainers request ? Apparently not . Seems they thought the player was seriously injured too, and went with the trainer’s request ? And they were correct in their assessment. The player had a serious injury and is now gone for the season.
At the end of the day, the better side won and now moves on. Whether the game being stopped made any difference at all is highly improbable based on the rest of the match play. But who is responsible really ? Surely it is the match officials who control the game & its rules .

NRL hands Panthers breach notice over controversial trainer incident

Thanks Geoff ! We are a chance . The Storm will be tough to beat, but not impossible. We need to hold their pack, especially the 9 & 14, and if we can do that, we are a chance.

The silent killer that looks set to claim Penrith's season

As a Panthers fan, I was a little concerned when they grabbed TPJ for the end of the season finals run. But I have to say, he is looking better each match. He gets involved when on the field . He got 32 minutes on Saturday for 17 hit ups / 137 metres, 3 offloads and 24 tackles with no misses. And he looks keen to achieve in this team. I’m hoping he has another level still to go before the year is out.

The silent killer that looks set to claim Penrith's season

Kenny is out for the season now. Seems the trainer knew more about serious injuries than most here ? Should Penrith have defended their line a man short at the vital end of the match ?

Gamesmanship, grace, humility and did the Eels get hosed? Talking points from NRL finals Week 2

As a Panther fan, it took me an hour after the match to finally unclinch my butt cheeks ! 😛 Does that mean it was also seen as a good tight match for others ? Or was it just that my team once again butchered 3 or 4 tries that should have had them go through more comfortably ? Their great defence will give them confidence to compete again next week, but they need to ice their opportunities or it will be another sad night for us Panther fans.

Interchange controversy sours defensive performances for the ages: Talking points from the NRL semi

100% Joe. I’m not the greatest Edwards fan. He can have a few errors in his game and not sure he is the best to position his outside men in attack. But I know he is the fittest man in their Club, he runs all day , takes the hard yards and is always backing up breaks. He gives 100% every match. The Panthers missed him badly for that Yeo break against Souths. Where was Crichton then ? Whether any other Clubs would swap their fullback for Edwards is a moot point . He is not on the market !

How many clubs would trade their fullback for Dylan Edwards?

And the 6 again re-starts went to the Eels 5-2. The Panthers also turned down 2 penalty shots for points right in front. Its swings and roundabouts. Both teams played very tough semi-final footy .The better team won because it controlled the match better and maintained its strong defence.

Brad Arthur takes aim at Penrith's 'whingeing' after Panthers' epic semi win

Dirty Harry has plenty of great quotes applicable to this article 😁
“Opinions Are Like A*******. Everybody Has One.”
“It’s A Question Of Methods. Everybody Wants Results, But Nobody Wants To Do What They Have To Do To Get Them Done.”
” I Hate The Goddamn System! But Until Someone Comes Along With Changes That Make Sense, I’ll Stick With It!”

The inevitable 2021 Storm premiership proves Craig Bellamy should be NRL's next CEO

I have no care for any of these teams Larry ! I just think the Verrill’s incident was a very poor adjudication, from that incident that I have watched many times . He could not have avoided what happened . Whereas, Arrow did not have to “rag doll” a limp Tedesco even if he didn’t know he was knocked out.

Roosters gamble backfires as Verrills appeal sees his suspension doubled

Yep ! I would. I’d have to find another spot for Brimson, maybe as a running 6.

'They've underachieved and haven’t progressed': Does the Titans' season deserve a pass mark?

I don’t care who the victim was, Big Mig ! If the circumstances were the same as this incident , then it was nothing more than an accident that Verills ( or in your example, Rein) could not have avoided. 2 weeks suspension in my mind was very harsh for that incident.

Roosters gamble backfires as Verrills appeal sees his suspension doubled

I’m not the greatest Dylan Edwards fan either. He can make an error or three , but he is the only Panther player to be there backing up breaks . He would have been there for Yeo’s break to score under the posts and possibly the breaks in the second half by Kikau & Burton. Where was Crichton ? If Edwards played , the Panthers might have been resting up this weekend as Staines also wouldn’t have been out there to miss that easy tackle on Gagai.

NRL semi-finals teams: Crucial ins for Panthers, Roosters lose forward

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