Penrith Panthers

Panthers blindsided with Dogs set to sign Premiership-winning star in 3.2M coup

The Bulldogs have reportedly beaten out the Cowboys and St George Illawarra to secure one of NRL’s best edge forwards on a four-year deal.

The contract is worth around $800,000 per season and eclipsed out the Dragons’ three-year offer., according to The Daily Telegraph.

 

Panthers sack premiership winner Tyrone May over Insta post

May was stood down from all Panthers commitments until “further notice” following a controversial post on Instagram after the grand final.

The post, which was deleted three days later, was investigated by the NRL Integrity Unit.

The Panthers board met last week to discuss the matter before issuing the 25-year-old with a show cause notice.

He fronted the board on Wednesday, where he was sacked.

Panthers set to sack Tyrone May after brain snap of epic proportions

By the time it all shakes out it’s expected the Panthers will tear up May’s $250,000 playing contract next week.

The premiers issued May a show cause notice in relation to the errant grand final social media post on Wednesday and the bench player now has seven days to respond.

In the fair dinkum department, what was May thinking when he decided to go off the reservation and try and play the victim card after Penrith’s brilliant grand final triumph?

Talk about ambition exceeding ability.

‘Need to pull their heads in’: Brandy slams Panthers’ ‘out of line’ grand final celebrations

Firstly Panthers utility Tyrone May was criticised for a social media post that alluded to his sex tape court case.

In another incident Penrith back-rower Viliame Kikau was captured on social media singing the Rabbitohs anthem, Glory, Glory to South Sydney.

Panthers' triumph built on lessons from last year's loss

The old adage about a team needing to lose a grand final to win one may be a myth, but there has rarely been a case of third time lucky for a side beaten in back-to-back premiership deciders. 

“We finally did it,” Nathan declared. “We’ve climbed Everest.”

The Panthers had to do it the hard way and their 14-12 triumph over South Sydney was built on the lessons they learned from last year’s grand final loss to Melbourne.

Stars headline grand final entertainment while King Wally gets royal treatment

Grand Final Week officially kicked off on Sunday evening with Brisbane City Hall, King George Tower and the Hilton lit up with iconic images from the season, tributes to Penrith and South Sydney, the game’s fans and a thank you to the Queensland community for their hospitality.

King George Square in the Brisbane CBD is being renamed King Wally Square in honour of Queensland Immortal Wally Lewis as part of a two-day NRL Fan Fest on Thursday and Friday, culminating with the appearance of both teams on Friday afternoon.

Stars headline grand final entertainment while King Wally gets royal treatment

Grand Final Week officially kicked off on Sunday evening with Brisbane City Hall, King George Tower and the Hilton lit up with iconic images from the season, tributes to Penrith and South Sydney, the game’s fans and a thank you to the Queensland community for their hospitality.

King George Square in the Brisbane CBD is being renamed King Wally Square in honour of Queensland Immortal Wally Lewis as part of a two-day NRL Fan Fest on Thursday and Friday, culminating with the appearance of both teams on Friday afternoon.

Panthers v Rabbitohs: Cleary awaits verdict; Reynolds injury watch

Will Adam Reynolds' last game in his beloved cardinal and myrtle jersey produce a second grand final ring for himself? Can Bennett in his farewell to the Rabbitohs win an eighth premiership at a third different club? 

Both men are heading to Queensland next year but in different directions so this is their swansong with South Sydney. Bennett hasn't forgotten how the Broncos showed him the "exit door" three years ago - and now he gets the chance to win a premiership right in front of their noses at Brisbane's home ground.

Panthers stun Storm to earn grand final date with Souths

Ivan Cleary's men will go in search of the club's first premiership since 2003 when they tackle Souths in Brisbane next Sunday after a committed defensive effort restricted the Storm to their lowest score of the season.

The Panthers took the early advantage when Nathan Cleary laid on a try for Stephen Crichton in the third minute with a pinpoint cross field kick out of dummy half.

The Storm lost Christian Welch and Brandon Smith to failed HIAs early in the game and committed 10 errors in a poor opening stanza as Penrith seized control.

Renouf: Centre battles could decide grand final combatants

Centres are always crucial and even more so in big games where defence comes to the fore because those in the No.3 and No.4 jerseys control a lot defensively.

You control that line. If you want to push up and tighten things up in defence it always ends with you. As a centre, you get to make that call. It's been known as one of the toughest positions to defend and decision-making is a big part of that.

You have to be alert to what's around you. There's a lot of decisions to make in attack too if you have a two-on-one or there's any type of overlap.