Penrith entered the premiership in 1967 along with Cronulla-Sutherland. It took until 1990 for the Panthers to make their first grand final in the top flight and although they fell short against Canberra they took out the 1991 Grand Final again against Canberra. Their second title came in 2003.
It was a tough year in 2012 for the Panthers, finishing in 15th position. They have made a number of changes to the roster as they look return to finals action for the first time since 2010.
Home Ground: CUA Stadium
Premierships: 1991, 2003
Past Five Finishes: 2012 15th 2011 12th 2010 Semi Finalists (2nd) 2009 11th 2008 12th
Dally M Award 1985 – Greg Alexander
Coach: Ivan Cleary
Captain: Kevin Kingston
Gains: Sam Anderson (Knights), Lewis Brown (Warriors), Ethan Cook (Knights), Tom Humble (Tigers), Maurice Kennedy, Jeremy Latimore (Dragons), Sika Manu (Storm), Mose Masoe (Roosters), Wes Naiqama (Knights), Kyle O’Donnell (Knights), Moses Pangai (Cowboys), James Roberts, James Segeyaro (Cowboys), Shane Shackleton (Eels), Dean Whare (Sea Eagles)
Losses: Mitch Achurch (Leeds), Travis Burns (Hull KR), Sandor Earl (Raiders mid-season), Michael Gordon (Sharks), Masada Iosefa (Tigers, mid-season) Michael Jennings (Roosters), Luke Lewis (Sharks), Nafe Seluni (Roosters mid-season), Harry Siejka (Warriors)