Penrith Panthers

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Penrith Panthers
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Club information
Full namePenrith
Rugby League Club
Nickname(s)Liquorice AllSorts, The Riff, Chocolate Soldiers, Mountain Men, Riff, The Pennies
ColoursPrimary:
     Black
     Red
     Yellow
     Green
     White
Founded4 July 1966
Current details
Ground(s)
CEOBrian Fletcher
ChairmanDavid O’Neill
Coach Ivan Cleary
Captain James Tamou
Competition National Rugby League
2018 season 5th
Penrith Panthers 2017 Primary Kit.svg
Home colours
Penrith Panthers 2017 Away Kit.svg
Away colours
Rugby football current event.png Current season
Records
Premierships2 (1991, 2003)
Runners-up1 (1990)
Minor premiership 2 (1991, 2003)
Wooden spoons 4 (1973, 1980, 2001, 2007)
Most capped244 - Steve Carter
Highest points scorer1,572 - Ryan Girdler

Penrith Panthers are an Australian professional rugby league football team based in the western Sydney suburb of Penrith. The team is based 55 km west of the centre of Sydney and at the foot of the Blue Mountains.

Rugby league Full-contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular field

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Greater Western Sydney Region in New South Wales, Australia

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The Panthers were admitted to the New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) competition in 1967. Penrith struggled for almost twenty years before finally reaching their first finals series. The club achieved its first Grand Final appearance in 1990 but were beaten by the Canberra Raiders 18–14. The following year the Panthers met the Raiders again in the 1991 Grand Final, this time winning the game 19–12.

New South Wales Rugby League

The New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) is the governing body of rugby league in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory and is a member of the Australian Rugby League Commission. It was formed in Sydney on 8 August 1907 and was known as the New South Wales Rugby Football League (NSWRFL) until 1984. From 1908 to 1994, the NSWRL ran Sydney's, then New South Wales', and eventually Australia's top-level rugby league club competition from their headquarters on Phillip Street, Sydney. The organisation is responsible for administering the New South Wales rugby league team.

Canberra Raiders rugby league football club

The Canberra Raiders are an Australian professional rugby league football club based in the national capital city of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. They have competed in Australasia's elite rugby league competition, the National Rugby League (NRL) premiership since 1982. Over this period the club has won 3 premierships,, received 1 wooden spoon and had a total of 15 of its players selected to don the green and gold for Australia national rugby league team. The Raiders' current home ground is Canberra Stadium in Bruce, Australian Capital Territory. Previously, the team played home matches at Seiffert Oval in Queanbeyan, New South Wales, with the move to the AIS Stadium in Bruce taking place in 1990. The official symbol for the Canberra Raiders is the Viking. The Viking, also a mascot at Raiders' games, is known as Victor the Viking.

Penrith's most recent premiership achievement was over the Sydney Roosters in the 2003 Grand Final where Penrith were considered underdogs but came out on top with an 18–6 victory.

Sydney Roosters rugby league football club

The Sydney Roosters is an Australian professional rugby league football club. They are based in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. The club competes in the National Rugby League (NRL) competition and is one of the oldest and most successful clubs. The Roosters, having won fourteen New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) and National Rugby League titles, and several other competitions. Only the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the St George Dragons have won more premierships. The club holds the record for having the most wins and the second greatest margin of victory in a match in Australian rugby league history, and has won more minor premierships than any other club. The Roosters is one of only two clubs to finish runners-up in its inaugural season. The Eastern Suburbs DRLFC is the only club to have played in each and every season at the elite level, and since the 1970s has often been dubbed the "glamour club" of the league. Coached by Trent Robinson along with captains Boyd Cordner and Jake Friend, the Roosters play their home games at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Ivan Cleary was appointed head coach in October 2018. James Maloney assumed the role of club captain following Peter Wallace's mid-season retirement in June 2018. Sports media personality Phil Gould is the club's manager of football operations. OAK Milk has been their major sponsor since 2012.

Ivan Cleary Australian rugby league player and coach

Ivan Cleary is the head coach of the Penrith Panthers in the NRL and an Australian former rugby league footballer. He is a former head coach of the Wests Tigers, New Zealand Warriors and the Penrith Panthers. As a player, Cleary was a goal-kicking fullback who played club football in Australia and New Zealand, setting a new record for most points scored in a season during the 1998 NRL Premiership.

James Maloney (rugby league) Australian rugby league player

James Maloney is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays as a five-eighth or halfback for and formerly captained the Penrith Panthers in the NRL. He is an Australian international and New South Wales State of Origin, Country Origin and Prime Minister's XIII representative. Maloney previously played for the Melbourne Storm, New Zealand Warriors, the Sydney Roosters with whom he won the 2013 NRL Premiership and the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks with whom he won the 2016 NRL Premiership.

Peter Wallace Australian rugby league player

Peter James Wallace is a former professional rugby league footballer who played for the Penrith Panthers and Brisbane Broncos in the NRL. A New South Wales State of Origin and Scottish national representative, Wallace began his career playing as a halfback but later moved to hooker. He announced his immediate retirement following a string of injuries on 12 June 2018. He now works as an assistant coach for the Penrith Panthers.

History

Varied Penrith teams had played for many years between 1912 and 1966 in the Western Districts League under the control of the Western Suburbs RLFC. In the Parramatta competition after Parramatta was admitted to the NSWRL in 1947, and also in a second-tier Sydney competition introduced by the NSWRL in 1962. By this time a single top level rugby league team had emerged in the Penrith area and in 1964 they became known as the Penrith Panthers. The Panther had been chosen as the Penrith emblem after a public competition won by a graphic artist from Emu Plains named Deidre Copeland.

Western Suburbs Magpies

The Western Suburbs Magpies is an Australian rugby league football club based in the western suburbs of Sydney, New South Wales. Formed in 1908, Wests, as they are commonly referred to, were one of the nine foundation clubs of the first New South Wales Rugby League competition in Australia. The club, as a sole entity, departed the top-flight competition in 1999 after forming a 50–50 joint venture with Balmain Tigers to form the Wests Tigers. The club currently fields sides in the NSW State Cup, Ron Massey Cup (Opens), S.G. Ball Cup and Harold Matthews Cup competitions.

In 1966 word was out that the New South Wales Rugby League in 1967 would introduce two new teams to the Sydney premiership. There were three teams vying for the two proposed slots, Penrith, Cronulla-Sutherland, and the Wentworthville Magpies. Cronulla-Sutherland had been assured of one place, leaving Penrith and Wentworthville to fight it out for the other place. The NSWRL eventually settled on Penrith due to their location and a win in the 1966 Second Division title.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks rugby league football club

The Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks are an Australian professional rugby league team based in Cronulla, in the Sutherland Shire, Southern Sydney, New South Wales. They compete in the National Rugby League (NRL), Australasia's premier rugby league competition. The Sharks, as they are commonly known, were admitted to the New South Wales Rugby League premiership, predecessor of the Australian Rugby League and the current National Rugby League competition, in January 1967. The club competed in every premiership season since then and, during the Super League war, joined the rebel competition before continuing on in the re-united NRL Premiership. The Sharks have been in competition for 50 years, appearing in four grand finals, winning their first premiership in 2016 after defeating the Melbourne Storm at ANZ Stadium.

Wentworthville Magpies

The Wentworthville Magpies, colloquially known as Wenty, are a rugby league team based in the suburb of Wentworthville in Sydney's Western Suburbs. Founded in 1963, the club has competed in various Sydney district competitions and, since 2003, the semi-professional Ron Massey Cup and Sydney Shield competitions in NSW, Australia. The club also now fields a club in the NSW Cup as part of a joint-venture with the Parramatta Eels.

After admission to the competition in 1967, they promptly came second last on the competition ladder. Hopes were raised in 1968 under new Captain-Coach Bob Boland when they won the pre-season competition and finished 8th, but this improvement proved to be short lived.

Penrith had trouble attracting the sort of experienced players they knew they needed, and although they always had good junior talent coming through, they did not get the on-field leadership they needed. Penrith needed to wait until they could develop their own 'stars'. They consequently struggled for almost 20 years before finally reaching their first finals series in 1985 with a team boasting new local star Greg Alexander and captained by Royce Simmons.

Penrith developed a strong team in the late 80s and started to build momentum. They made their first Grand Final appearance in 1990 with a team boasting notable players the likes of Greg Alexander, John Cartwright, Brad Fittler and Mark Geyer only to be beaten by the Canberra Raiders 18–14. The next year the Panthers met the Raiders again in the Grand Final, this time winning 19 to 12, including two tries by Royce Simmons the former team captain in his last game. They went on to play Wigan in England for the 1991 World Club Challenge but were beaten by the British champions 21–4. [1]

Their reign was short lived as in 1992 tragedy struck the club when the younger brother of Captain Greg Alexander, Ben, died in a car accident. Greg and close family friends Mark Geyer and Brad Fittler left the club soon after (Fittler left after the 1995 season as Penrith had signed with Super League) as well as coach Phil Gould left midway through the 1994 season.

The Panthers were coached by former player and club captain Royce Simmons starting with the last six games in 1994 until the end of 2001.

They made the finals during the 1997 Super League season and then again in 2000 in the re-united NRL competition.

In the year 2001, they came last on the competition ladder. 2001 was Royce Simmons' last season as coach for the Panthers, and he was replaced by John Lang from Cronulla in 2002, where they finished 12th. Their last game of 2002 showed hope as they proceeded to thrash the Northern Eagles, knocking them out of the final eight.

This showed the promise that was to come the next year. With the signing of Preston Campbell and Joe Galuvao, their side fired in 2003. Coming off 3 early season losses, they proceeded to lose only 3 other games for the rest of the competition with the local hero, Rhys Wesser scoring a new club record 25 tries. Penrith finished as Minor Premiers after convincingly accounting for the Parramatta Eels in the last round of competition. In the Finals series Penrith beat the Brisbane Broncos and New Zealand Warriors to reach the 2003 NRL Grand Final against the Sydney Roosters. Entering the match as underdogs, Penrith defeated the Roosters 18–6, with winger Luke Rooney scoring two tries. Hooker Luke Priddis received the Clive Churchill Medal. The game is also remembered for a spectacular tackle by Scott Sattler in the 2nd Half, where he ran down and tackled Roosters winger Todd Byrne, who was sprinting down the left wing for an almost certain try. Penrith lost the 2004 World Club Challenge in the following pre-season, with the Bradford Bulls defeating them 22–4 in sub-zero temperatures. [2] The Panthers did however rally after that loss and once again qualified for the NRL semi-final series by finishing fourth and defeating St George Illawarra in the first week of the semi-finals before being knocked out by the Bulldogs in the Grand Final qualifier two weeks later.

The Panthers then just failed to qualify for the Top 8 in 2005 finishing two points out and in 10th spot on percentages. They endured another below-par season in 2006 this time falling well short of the finals finishing the year in 12th position. The 2007 season turned out to be a poor one for the Panthers, they won only eight games, finished last and "won" the wooden-spoon for the second time in six years after losing to the New Zealand Warriors in the last round of the regular season competition.

In 2008 the Panthers improved four spots on their 2007 performance by finishing in 12th spot out of 16 teams in the NRL competition with 10 wins, one draw and 13 losses. In 2009 they finished the season in 11th spot out of 16 teams in the NRL competition with 11 wins, one draw and 12 losses.[ citation needed ]

In 2010 the Panthers had an excellent season, finishing in 2nd place in the ladder out of the 16 teams, with 16 wins and 9 losses. However, in the first round of the Finals series, they lost 22:24 at home to the Canberra Raiders and were knocked out in the second round when they lost 34:12 to the Sydney Roosters.

Michael Gordon played very well in that year, setting two new club records. In round 24, against the South Sydney Rabbitohs, he set a new club record for most points scored in one game: 30. By the end of the final game of the regular season, game 24, round 26, he had also set a new club record for the most points scored in one season at 270.

In 2011, following a terrible start to the season, the Panthers board decided to sever ties with coach Matthew Elliot at season's end. On 20 June 2011 he stepped down as coach and that same day Steve Georgallis was appointed caretaker coach for the remainder of the season. On 29 June Ivan Cleary was announced as coach for the next 3 seasons, with Georgallis staying as assistant coach for the remainder of the season.

After a 2010 season where the club went above and beyond expectations, they were looking to starting the new season on a high. It wasn't to be, however, when they were thumped by Newcastle at the newly named Centrebet Stadium, 42-8. While Round 2 went a lot better for the team, beating rivals the Eels at Parramatta Stadium 20-6, the year was marked by inconsistency as they finished 12th on the ladder.

2012 was again a disappointing year for the Panthers, finishing second last with an 8-16 record. However, the club discovered some new talent in the form of winger Josh Mansour, a candidate for Rookie of the Year, as well as fullback Lachlan Coote's successful move to five-eighth.

2013 began poorly for the Panthers; after a first up win against the Raiders, they went on to lose their next five games. However, a more inspired performance against the Parramatta Eels in Round 7, where they won 44-12, was a trigger for a strong run; four wins from five games to see Penrith move into the top eight of the competition. The four wins included a 12-10 victory over the reigning premiers, Melbourne Storm, and a 64-6 thrashing of the New Zealand Warriors. However, after a year with mixed results, Penrith finished in tenth position, one win out of the top eight. At the end of the season, the likes of Luke Walsh, Lachlan Coote, Mose Masoe and Brad Tighe departed.

A playing roster overhaul saw the arrival of big name players such as Jamie Soward, Peter Wallace, Jamal Idris, Tyrone Peachey and Elijah Taylor at Penrith, while Matt Moylan took the vacant fullback role left by the departed Lachlan Coote.

2014 was a good year for Penrith as they qualified for the finals and made it to the preliminary final before losing to Canterbury 18-12. [3]

The Penrith Panthers celebrated their 50th year in the NRL in 2016.

In 2017, Penrith finished 7th on The NRL Premiership table and qualified for the finals. Penrith defeated Manly in week one of the finals 22-10 and then were defeated by Brisbane the following week 13-6 at Suncorp Stadium thus eliminating them from the competition. [4] [5] The Penrith reserve grade side fared much better, firstly winning The Intrust Super Premiership by defeating Wyong 20-12 and then defeating The PNG Hunters the following week in The State Championship final 42-18. [6] [7]

In 2018, Penrith finished 5th on the table at the end of the regular season during which coach Anthony Griffin was sacked four weeks before the finals series after falling out with Phil Gould. Griffin was then replaced by Cameron Ciraldo for the remainder of the season. In week one of the finals, Penrith easily accounted for the New Zealand Warriors to set up a clash with Cronulla. Although both clubs were admitted into the competition in 1967 this would provide the first meeting between the two clubs in a finals match. In a tight game, Cronulla defeated Penrith 21-20 ending their season. [8] [9]

Sponsorship

Throughout their history, the Panthers have gone through 10 major sponsors (These sponsors appear on the chest of the jersey).

(2017-present)

Name and colours

Penrith Panthers square flag icon with 2017 colours.svg

Penrith's uniform colours in the 1966 NSWRL Second Division and earlier years were blue and white but due to the Cronulla-Sutherland side registering a predominantly blue jersey design first, and with Newtown, Canterbury, Eastern Suburbs and Parramatta also displaying various shades of blue, Penrith went in search of an alternative. A decision was made to change their colours to Brown with a white V. [10] This decision subsequently earned them the affectionate name of the "Chocolate Soldiers" thanks to radio commentator Frank Hyde who wrote in the Penrith Club journal "these chocolate soldiers from out west – they don't melt!".

The team had been referred to as the 'Panthers' as early as 1970. [11]

In 1974 Penrith changed their strip to a jerseys with brown and white vertical bars and again in 1991 they changed the colours to Black with White, Red, Yellow and Green stripes (drawing another confectionery-related nickname, the Liquorice Allsorts) until 1997 when Super League had all new jerseys made by Nike. The yellow was all but removed from the jersey at this stage. Then in 2000 they changed the colours once more to Black, Rust red, Teal green and White. In 2004 the design of the jersey changed once more to its current design. On Thursday, 23 November 2006 the club launched a new 'alternate/away' jersey predominately white in colour as a stark contrast to its main design.

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Just before Christmas 2007 the Panthers launched a new 'home' jersey which is predominately black with light grey claw marks on either side at the front and back. For Season 2010, the Panthers have launched a new predominantly teal away jersey, this teal jersey connect with the away jersey from their 03 and 04 season's. With their official colours still Black, Teal green and rust red the alternate jersey was chosen to represent their secondary colour. The inception of Teal into the colour palet of Panthers links directly back to the unique colour their 2nd division jerseys had before brown and white.

In late October, 2010, the Panthers announced that rust would no longer be a secondary colour for the club. A new jersey was also launched, black with grey claw marks on either side. The club's teal jersey was also scratched in Round 4, 2011, when a new white jersey with grey claw marks and teal and black stripes was announced the club's new alternate jersey.

For the 2014 season the Panthers wore a redesigned black home jersey while the white away jersey prominently displays the new club logo. The Pink Jersey was also retained as a 3rd alternate strip, and used for Women in League and Breast Cancer Awareness rounds, or when both strips would clash with the opposing side. There was also a special Indigenous Jersey, worn in round 23 for the Indigenous Awareness round.

The Penrith Panthers unveiled a 50th anniversary logo to be used in 2016. [12]

In 2017, Penrith decided to revert to their Liquorice Allsorts jersey from The 1990s. The club had asked the fans in 2016 what jersey design they wanted and the majority voted for a return of the jersey the club won its first premiership in. Panthers executive general manager Phil Gould said “This is the jersey you wanted, We will respect our past as we set about creating our future – and this is the jersey that will carry us forward, You know in 50 years here at Panthers we’ve had over 50 jerseys, Now wouldn’t it be nice to have just one jersey for the next 50 years?,I don’t know if that is possible but this is where we need to start". [13]

Following their elimination from the 2018 finals, on September 26, 2018, the Panthers introduced a re-coloured logo to take effect in 2019. [14] The Panthers have now completely ditched teal and brought back the 'Liquorice Allsorts' colour scheme that has already featured in their jerseys since 2017.

Primary jerseys

Alternate jerseys

Heritage jerseys

Special jerseys

Nines jerseys

Penrith Panthers Leagues Club

Aerial photograph of the Penrith Panthers Leagues Club complex, in Penrith Panthers club aerial.jpg
Aerial photograph of the Penrith Panthers Leagues Club complex, in Penrith

The Penrith Panthers Rugby League Football Club is the major financier the Penrith Panthers Leagues Club (of the Panthers Entertainment Group).

The Panthers Entertainment Group has 6 licensed club sites in NSW – Penrith, Port Macquarie, Bathurst, North Richmond, Glenbrook and Wallacia. The clubs cater for a wide range of activities for members, their families and guests.

Players

2019 squad

Penrith Panthers
First team squadDevelopment playersCoaching staff

Extended squad

Head coach

Assistant coaches


Legend:
  • (c) Captain(s)
  • (vc) Vice captain(s)

Updated: 15 June 2019
Source(s): [17]

2019 player transfers

Notable players

Representative players

Panthers Team of Legends

On 4 October 2006, a 40th anniversary Panthers Team of Legends was selected by a committee of experts and named at the Panthers' annual gala evening. [22]

No.PositionPlayer
399 Flag of Australia (converted).svg FB Rhys Wesser
7 Flag of Australia (converted).svg WG Bob Landers
14 Flag of Australia (converted).svg CE Grahame Moran
337 Flag of Australia (converted).svg CE Ryan Girdler
280 Flag of Australia (converted).svg WG Alan McIndoe
286 Flag of Australia (converted).svg FE Brad Fittler
228 Flag of Australia (converted).svg HB Greg Alexander
50 Flag of Australia (converted).svg PR Terry Geary
181 Flag of Australia (converted).svg HK Royce Simmons
No.PositionPlayer
62 Flag of Australia (converted).svg PR Tim Sheens
248 Flag of Australia (converted).svg SR John Cartwright
100 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg SR Bill Ashurst
260 Flag of Australia (converted).svg LK Colin van der Voort
383 Flag of Australia (converted).svg RE Craig Gower
196 Flag of Australia (converted).svg RE Brad Izzard
262 Flag of Australia (converted).svg RE Mark Geyer
393 Flag of New Zealand.svg RE Tony Puletua

Hall of Fame

On 25 June 2016, the Panthers inducted the four inaugural members of its Hall of Fame - Grahame Moran, Royce Simmons, Greg Alexander, and Craig Gower. [23] [24]

Coaches

There have been 19 coaches of the Panthers since their first season in 1967. The current coach is Ivan Cleary.

NoNameSeasonsGamesWinsDrawsLossesWin %PremiersRunners-upMinor premiersWooden spoonsNotes
1 Leo Trevena 1967, 1973441023222.7 1973
2 Bob Boland 1968-19721103936835.5
3 Jack Clare 197422901340.9
4 Mike Stephenson 197516601037.5As captain-coach
5 Barry Harris 1975-7628921732.1
6 Don Parish 1977-78441033122.7
7 Len Stacker 1979-81661634724.2 1980
8 John Peard 1982-83521613530.8
9 Tim Sheens 1984-87984345143.9Club's first finals appearance in 1985
10 Ron Willey 1988-89473101666.0
11 Phil Gould 1990-941096144456.0 1991 1990 1991
12 Graham Rogers 199210010.0Caretaker coach
13 Royce Simmons 1994-20011777649742.9 2001
14 John Lang 2002-061256506052.0 2003 2003
15 Matthew Elliott 2007-111114926044.1 2007 Sacked Mid Season 2011
16 Steve Georgallis 20111140736.4Caretaker coach
17 Ivan Cleary 2012-15, 2019-994405544.4Incumbent
18 Anthony Griffin 2016-2018724203058.3Contract terminated 6 August 2018
19 Cameron Ciraldo 2018630350.0Caretaker coach

Records

Supporters

Notable fans

Season statistics

SeasonPosPldWDLBFA+/-PtsTop TryscorerTop PointscorerCrowd*
1967 11th2252150203352−14912 Bob Landers (6)
David Applebee (6)
Bob Landers (88)7,505
1968 8th22110110298352−5422 Bob Mara (9) Bob Landers (90)10,628
1969 10th2261150311398−8713 Mal McMartin (7) Bob Landers (158)4,974
1970 10th2271140292406−11415 Reg Hatton (11) Bob Landers (92)7,180
1971 8th22100120283372-8920 Grahame Moran (8) Bruce Ward (85)6,404
1972 11th2251160278490-21211 Noel Sing (7) Norm Gilligan (43)4,959
1973 12th2250170272525-25310 Ron Lynch (7) Bruce Ward (39)5,020
1974 9th2290130353465-11218 Glenn West (14) Reg Walton (136)7,594
1975 11th2271140312452-14015 Gary Allsopp (8) Bill Ashurst (91)9,087
1976 9th2281130352333+1917 John King (10) Ken Wilson (130)9,429
1977 10th2261150319408-8913 Kevin Dann (9) Ken Wilson (97)7,400
1978 10th2242160206463-25710 Ross Gigg (7) Phil Gould (77)6,143
1979 10th2262140311473-16214 Steve Martin (13) Kevin Dann (61)8,540
1980 12th2221190294556-2625 Marvin Hicks (12) Peter Schofield (81)7,674
1981 11th2280140305350-4516 Kevin Dann (9) Kevin Dann (89)8,876
1982 12th2671180375441-6615 Brad Izzard (9) Kevin Dann (66)7,263
1983 11th2690170476647-17118 Chris Houghton (10) Mark Levy (74)4,959
1984 7th26121112409401-829 Brad Izzard (11) Mark Levy (142)8,564
1985 5th24131102460379+8131 Greg Alexander (13) Greg Alexander (192)7,520
1986 8th24111122446394+5227 Greg Alexander (11) Greg Alexander (183)7,520
1987 12th2461172274399-12517 Mark Robinson (7) Greg Alexander (57)6,922
1988 5th2215070394258+13630 David Greene (12) Neil Baker (141)9,079
1989 2nd2216060438241+19732 Greg Alexander (15) Neil Baker (131)8,935
1990 3rd2215160415286+12931 Alan McIndoe (14) Greg Alexander (170)10,025
1991 1st2217140483250+23335 Graham Mackay (16) Greg Alexander (139)11,844
1992 9th22110110274309-3522 Brad Fittler (6) Andrew Leeds (94)10,967
1993 12th2270150314428-11418 Ryan Girdler (8) Greg Alexander (88)9,463
1994 8th22102100404448-4422 Graham Mackay (15) Graham Mackay (108)11,021
1995 14th2290130481484-318 Robbie Beckett (10)
Ryan Girdler (10)
Ryan Girdler (150)8,022
1996 15th217160363464+10115 Robbie Beckett (9) Ryan Girdler (162)5,351
1997 5th189090431462-3118 Ryan Girdler (11) Ryan Girdler (197)7,673
1998 14th2482140525580-5518 Robbie Beckett (12) Ryan Girdler (134)9,272
1999 10th24111122492428+6427 Ryan Girdler (18) Ryan Girdler (229)12,495
2000 5th26150110573562+1130 Ryan Girdler (13) Ryan Girdler (210)14,305
2001 14th2670190521847-32614 Chris Hicks (13) Ryan Girdler (124)14,353
2002 12th2470172546654-10818 Rhys Wesser (19) Ryan Girdler (100)11,008
2003 1st2418062659527+13240 Rhys Wesser (25) Preston Campbell (164)17,771
2004 4th2415092672567+10534 Amos Roberts (23) Amos Roberts (156)17,587
2005 10th24110132554554026 Rhys Wesser (14) Preston Campbell (190)15,576
2006 12th24100142510587-7724 Rhys Wesser (19) Preston Campbell (163)11,579
2007 16th2480161539607-6818 Michael Jennings (15) Michael Gordon (150)12,035
2008 12th24101132504611-10725 Michael Jennings (12) Michael Gordon (120)10,899
2009 11th24111122515589-7427 Michael Jennings (17) Michael Gordon (126)13,719
2010 2nd2415092645489+15634 Lachlan Coote (17) Michael Gordon (270)13,056
2011 12th2490152430517-8722 Lachlan Coote (12)
David Simmons (12)
Michael Gordon (66)12,299
2012 15th2480162409575-16620 Michael Jennings (10) Luke Walsh (97)10,858
2013 10th24110132495554-5926 David Simmons (19) Luke Walsh (159)10,337
2014 4th2415092506426+8034 Josh Mansour (15) Jamie Soward (155)11,462
2015 11th2490152399477-7822 David Simmons (9) Matt Moylan (50)11,544
2016 6th2414010256346310032 Josh Mansour (16) Nathan Cleary (118)13,567
2017 7th241301125044594630 Nathan Cleary (11) Nathan Cleary (228)12,922
2018 5th24150915174615632 Waqa Blake (13) James Maloney (126)14,204

Footnotes

  1. Super League Europe – World Club Challenge 1991 Archived 6 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  2. Super League Europe – World Club Challenge 2004 Archived 6 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  3. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-27/dogs-hold-out-panthers-to-book-grand-final-berth/5774120
  4. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-09/nrl-finals-storm-edge-eels-manly-beat-panthers/8883626
  5. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-15/nrl-scorecentre-brisbane-broncos-v-penrith-panthers/8940498
  6. http://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2017/09/24/report_intrust_super.html
  7. http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-match-report/nrl-grand-final-2017-penrith-panthers-far-too-strong-for-png-hunters-in-state-championship-20171001-gys7zm.html
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