Penrith Panthers Team
The Penrith Panthers (aka 'Panthers') are a Penrith based Rugby League team.
No matter what headlines Matt Moylan creates in 2014 the gun rookie says he won't be reading any of them.
Penrith chief executive Warren Wilson has questioned former player Sandor Earl's allegation that an official from the NRL club was behind the winger's first meeting with controversial sports scientist Stephen Dank.
The result was largely inconsequential, but Penrith coach Ivan Cleary claims the Panthers got what they deserved in 2014 after an epic last round 38-26 defeat of Manly at Brookvale Oval.
The NRL was forced to move the round 25 match between the Bulldogs and Penrith at ANZ Stadium back 24 hours after the AFL grand final re-match between the Swans and Hawthorn was given preference, leaving rugby league officials red-faced
Manly NRL coach Geoff Toovey wants his surging side to strike a balance between maintaining their late season momentum and avoiding injuries in Sunday's final round clash at home to Penrith.
Teams named for round 26 of the NRL (all times local):
Lachlan Coote will join North Queensland on a three-year deal from 2014 after Penrith released the fullback from the final year of his contract.
Penrith coach Ivan Cleary paid tribute to his side's efforts for the season despite Canterbury ending their NRL finals hopes at ANZ Stadium on Saturday.
Des Hasler admits his team need to improve if they're to have any serious involvement in the NRL finals after coming from behind to beat Penrith 34-14 on Saturday.
It's taken him a whole season to prove his worth but Tony Williams finally delivered when it mattered for Canterbury as the Bulldogs drove the final nail into Penrith's NRL finals hopes with a 34-14 win at ANZ Stadium on Saturday.
Penrith coach Ivan Cleary has refused to guarantee Lachlan Coote will still be at the club next season.
Penrith are taking legal action against News Corp Australia following a Daily Telegraph back page story on Friday regarding Sandor Earl's time with the NRL club.
Penrith have extended the contract of coach Ivan Cleary until the end of the 2016 NRL season.
Teams named for round 25 of the NRL (all times local):
Isaac John appears to be on the outer at Penrith, while the signing of Brisbane halfback Peter Wallace could also hasten the Panthers departure of oft-injured star Lachlan Coote.
If Penrith manage to scrape into the NRL's top eight over the next two weeks, they certainly will have earned a spot in the finals.
Jinking James Segeyaro scored his first NRL hat-trick as Penrith recorded a 28-12 win over Brisbane in Friday night's clash at Centrebet Stadium.
Penrith Panthers Team Details
|Also known as:||Penrith|