31 Results for author: Matt Pritchard

What to Expect from the Panthers in 2018

A woeful start to the season that included seven defeats from the opening nine games proved fatal to the Panthers’ Premiership hopes in 2017 – despite a dramatic upturn in form from May onwards. But can Penrith now kick on and really challenge for title honours in 2018? Central to any hopes of progression, though, ... More

The Penrith Panthers and St George Illawarra Dragons set to battle for the top-eight

It has been a long time since the Penrith Panthers had something to properly celebrate, with their last NRL premier coming way back in 2003, when they handed the dominating Sydney Roosters an 18-6 defeat in the Grand Final to pick up only their second ever Premiership title. A long time has passed since then and the ... More

ISP Late Mail: Round 16

Sat 24th June, 09:30AM Panthers ISP coach Garth Brennan has finalised his side to face New Zealand Warriors at Mt Smart Stadium. ISP Panthers v ISP Warriors 1pm NZST / 11am AEST Saturday @ Mt Smart Stadium 1. Jarome LUAI 2. Mason CERRUTO 3. Michael OLDFIELD 4. Lachlan STEIN 5. Christian CRICHT... More

Can the Panthers go all the way?

The Penrith Panthers continued to enhance their case to be considered as real premiership contenders this season with a ruthless 40-0 victory over the Newcastle Knights. Coming off the back of a brave 12-14 defeat to the Sydney Roosters, the Panthers proved their title credentials by running in seven tries and keeping a ... More

Plenty for Panthers fans to be excited by in 2017

It's probably fair to say that the Penrith Panthers exceeded expectations in 2016 and Anthony Griffin performed near miracles with a young and experienced team. Having spent a year out of the game following his departure from the Brisbane Broncos, the Panthers took something of a punt on hiring the 50-year old following ... More

Contenders to replace Sauce on the wing

There's one position that will be hotly contested in the Penrith summer is the replacement for Josh Mansour as he continues rehabilitation from his ACL injury sustained during the Four Nations. Anthony Griffin has a couple of options up his sleeve. MICHAEL OLDFIELD Former Sea Eagle, Rooster, Catalan Dragon and ... More

Auckland Nines Jersey Revealed

  Penrith Panthers have launched their 2017 Auckland Nines jersey over the past few days. Last year you may recall the club decided against a Nines jumper mainly because of the cost to produce a new jersey and lack of purchases by supporters. It's a neat caramel inspired jersey which will please the OAK ... More

QLDPANTHERS PLAYER OF 2016 | Sauce takes the prize

Well done to Josh Mansour who takes out Queensland Panthers Supporters 2016 Player of the Year. Sauce edged out captain Matt Moylan and the club's official Player of the Year Trent Merrin for the title. It was another outstanding year for the winger who recently got married before suffering a devastating ACL injury ... More

2016 SEASON REVIEW | Penrith Panthers

Record: 14 wins, 10 losses Ladder Position: 6th (second week finals) Player of the Year: Trent Merrin SEASON SUMMARY Penrith's season was full of change and at times provided frustration for its supporters, but at the end of the day short-term pain will see long-term gain. It started with Anthony Griffi... More

HOLDEN CUP PREVIEW | Penrith Panthers vs Sydney Roosters

Penrith will be seeking back to back Holden Cup Grand Final victories when they taken on the Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium on Sunday. They held off a gallant North Queensland Cowboys outfit 32-16 at Allianz Stadium to make the Grand Final.  Their season looked on the ropes after Braidon Burns was sin-binned as the ... More