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Rivals circle unsung Panther; Broncos’ big fight to keep rising star: Transfer Whispers

Meanwhile, the Broncos have a fight on their hands to keep one of their brightest prospects and a Panthers star’s manager wants answers from the club.

RIVALS CIRCLE UNDERRATED PANTHER

Paul Momirovski looks at home at right centre for the Panthers, but the 25-year-old could end up in new colours next season with three clubs reportedly interested in the premiership-winner’s services.

Photo of Panthers star and coach’s daughter sparks dating rumours

Indi Cleary, the younger sister of Panthers superstar Nathan Cleary, shared an Instagram post of their photo together.

Panthers under investigation over allegedly damaging the premiership trophy

The Daily Telegraph reported the NRL launched an investigation after photos of the badly damaged premiership trophy emerged on social media.

The images show the Norm Provan and Arthur Summons section of the trophy separated from the base and being treated like a baby and put in a children’s stroller and rocked in a shoulder strap.

Penrith’s weakness exposed; the Bunnies star who could change everything: GF expert predictions

Or is it simply “destiny” for the Rabbitohs and their departing skipper and coach?

Fox League’s experts have tipped their winner of Sunday’s Grand Final and their Clive Churchill Medallist, while also pinpointing each team’s weakness.

Four experts have tipped South Sydney to win, but eight are backing the Panthers to lift the trophy.

As for the Clive Churchill Medallist, Penrith’s Nathan Cleary leads the way but his teammate Isaah Yeo and Rabbitohs star Cameron Murray are tipped to be in the mix.

Everything fell apart for Ivan’s perfect Panthers. The ‘scars’ created an NRL beast

That after 17 weeks of perfection, everything they worked so hard for could be taken away in an instant.

“It hurts everytime I watch it,” centre Stephen Crichton admitted earlier this week.

For others, there is no interest in watching replays of the 2020 decider.

“A few of the boys watched it again when they first got back in pre-season, but I have never watched it back again,” Kurt Capewell told NCA Newswire.

‘Inept’ NRL torched over clubs ‘pushing the envelope’ as Panthers master ‘dark arts’

It was revealed on Wednesday that the Rabbitohs lodged a formal complaint with the NRL about a Panthers trainer going onto the field 13 times during their win over the Storm last weekend.

As per the NRL’s rule, a trainer can only go onto the field three times per half.

NZ Warriors coach Stephen Kearney frustrated by mistakes in Panthers defeat

A week after holding the St George Illawarra Dragons scoreless, the Warriors didn't fire a shot as they failed to score a single point for the second time this season.

Nothing seemed to go the Warriors' way, with all of the Panthers' five tries coming off mistakes or penalties. 

On top of that, the Panthers dominated possession and the ruck battle with Kiwis international James Fisher-Harris leading the way with a career-high 239 run metres and 44 tackles. 

Kikau's four-year wait to link with Cleary

In his first stint as Penrith coach Ivan Cleary met with Kikau to discuss a possible move to Penrith and along with general manager Phil Gould, convinced the then 19-year-old that Sydney's west was where his future would lie.

But by the time Kikau arrived, Cleary had been given his marching orders by Gould in a move that caught many off guard – including the up-and-coming talent.

With Cleary now back at the Panthers, the trio are now set to work together for the first time since the handshake agreement was made four years ago.

Sacked Panthers coach fires back

In his role as Panthers general manager, Gould nominated Griffin's "old-school approach" to coaching as the prime reason for his axing on Monday.

But - while stressing he was not out to assassinate Gould's character - Griffin had his own shot back on Wednesday night.

"Gus (Gould) hasn't coached for 20 years. He hasn't had his head in the fire for 20 years. If there's anyone old school in the conversation ... he'd need to be there as well," Griffin told NRL 360 on Fox Sports.

Panthers LB Kuechly suffers another concussion

Kuechly left Thursday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles late in the second quarter to be evaluated for a concussion.

He was officially ruled out midway through the third quarter and the Panthers said he was in the concussion protocol.

Kuechly was injured on a short LeGarrette Blount run from the one-yard line. Kuechly rushed from the right side of the Eagles line as Blount was dropped for a one-yard loss on a run to the left. Kuechly sat on the turf at Bank of America Stadium before slowing getting up and being walked to the sideline by trainers.