31 Results for author: Matt Pritchard

Four Pointers: Penrith Panthers 20 Sydney Roosters 16

THE EFFORT IS THERE Sydney Roosters showed plenty of spirit in going down by four points to the Panthers on Monday night at Allianz Stadium. It’s the fourth time this year the Bondi club have lost by under four points. The Roosters ultimately lost the game in the opening forty with a high error count. An ... More

North of the Border – Edition 1

Welcome to the first edition of North of the Border that will feature on QLDPanthers.com. PANTHERS DINE ON CHICKEN IN THE WET A brave small group of Panther fans went out to Allianz Stadium on Monday night to see the boys win 20-16 over the Roosters. Again the boys gave Panther fans heart murmurs with the closen... More

Griffin’s Panthers face similar predicament

Penrith Panthers went so close to their third victory of 2016 in going down to North Queensland Cowboys 18-23 at Pepper Stadium in front of season high crowd 13,725. Their two wins and four losses will see the club finish in twelfth spot at the end of round 6 in this year's NRL Premiership. There's a lot to like ... More

PREVIEW: Te Maire Martin set to be called up for Broncos game

It's being reported that Te Maire Martin will make his National Rugby League debut for Penrith tonight when they face Brisbane at Pepper Stadium. In a move which will be likened to the introduction of Ben Hunt at the Broncos, Anthony Griffin is set to play the twenty-year old at five-eighth in replacement of Tyrone ... More

Part 2: Scott Sattler talks the Panthers 2016 chances

Two Sundays ago I had the pleasure of interviewing Scott Sattler for rugby league site NothingButLeague.com.   The first part of the two part series talked about how Scott became involved in the game, the 2003 Grand Final and THAT tackle.  Click here for the story In part 2 Scott talks to use about the Panthers ... More

Four Pointers: Panthers vs Bulldogs

Here's my thoughts on the Panthers Round 2 clash with the Bulldogs. Bulldogs 18 (Mbye 2, Hopoate tries; Holland 2, Mbye goals) defeated Panthers 16 (Hiku, McKendry tries; Soward 4 goals) Attendance: 11,125   Correcting the final twenty to bring success  Last week in Canberra the Panthers ... More

Part 1: Scott Sattler talks about 2003 and THAT tackle

Last Sunday I had the pleasure of interviewing Scott Sattler for rugby league site NothingButLeague.com.   The first part of the two part series is talking about how Scott became involved in the game, the 2003 Grand Final and THAT tackle. In part 2 Scott will talk about the Panthers chances, Anthony Griffin and ... More

What should we expect from the Penrith Panthers in 2016?

With just a few weeks until the 2016 NRL season gets under way, the Penrith Panthers are looking for a much improved campaign. In the last campaign, the Panthers laboured to an 11th placed finish and Anthony Griffin's side will be looking for a top-half finish this season at the very least. Penrith aren't a bad side but ... More

Martin not ready to rush things

It's fair to say Te Maire Martin made a fairly impressive start to his Penrith Panthers career. Having signed for the NRL franchise last year from the Wests Tigers, the rookie linked up with his new team-mates for their preseason campaign, making an immediate impression in a warm-up victory over Canterbury. Ahead ... More

Should the Panthers Gamble to Get More?

"JARROD SAMMUT" (CC BY-SA 2.0) by  NAPARAZZI  There's no doubt about it, times are hard in the NRL. Changes to the way funds from poker machines are taxed and distributed has forced virtually every club in the country to reshape their business and explore new ways of generating much needed funding for the ... More