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The Penrith Panthers are an Australian professional rugby league football team based in the western
Greater Western Sydney
Greater Western Sydney is a term used to describe the western region of the metropolitan area of Sydney, Australia. The University of Western Sydney defines Greater Western Sydney as comprising 14 local government areas...

 Sydney
Sydney
Sydney is the most populous city in Australia and the state capital of New South Wales. Sydney is located on Australia's south-east coast of the Tasman Sea. As of June 2010, the greater metropolitan area had an approximate population of 4.6 million people...

 suburb of Penrith
Penrith
Penrith may be:*Penrith, New South Wales, a suburb of Sydney, Australia**Penrith Panthers, rugby league team**Penrith Stadium, home ground of the Penrith Panthers**Penrith Bears, ice-hockey team**City of Penrith, local government area...

. They compete in the National Rugby League
National Rugby League
The National Rugby League is the top league of professional rugby league football clubs in Australasia. The NRL's main competition, called the Telstra Premiership , is contested by sixteen teams, fifteen of which are based in Australia with one based in New Zealand...

 (NRL) premiership, the top rugby league football competition in Australasia. For the 2012 NRL season
2012 NRL season
The 2012 NRL season will be the 106th season of professional rugby league football club competition in Australia, and the fifteenth run by the National Rugby League. The NRL will be contested by sixteen teams for the sixth consecutive year...

 they will be coached by Ivan Cleary
Ivan Cleary
Ivan Cleary is an Australian rugby league football coach and former player. He is the current head coach of the Penrith Panthers of the National Rugby League and former head coach of the New Zealand Warriors where he achieved much success...

 and captained by Luke Lewis
Luke Lewis
Luke Lewis is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Penrith Panthers in the National Rugby League. An Australian international and New South Wales State of Origin representative utility player, he has spent his entire professional career with the Panthers,...

. Sports media personality Phil Gould
Phil Gould
Phil Gould is an Australian rugby league broadcaster, journalist, administrator and former player and coach. Since the 1990s he has had a prominent role in Channel 9's coverage of rugby league, as a commentator on their match-day coverage, and appears on The Sunday Footy Show and The Sunday Roast...

 is the club's manager of football operations.

Based 55 km west of the centre of Sydney and at the foot of the Blue Mountains, the Panthers were admitted to the New South Wales Rugby League
New South Wales Rugby League
The New South Wales Rugby League is the governing body of rugby league in New South Wales and is a member of the Australian Rugby League. It was formed in Sydney on 8 August 1907 and was known as the New South Wales Rugby Football League until 1984 when forward thinking marketing managers decided...

 (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
Canberra Raiders
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 premiership since 1982...

 18–14. The following year the Panthers met the Raiders again in the 1991 Grand Final, this time winning the game 19–12. Penrith's most recent premiership achievement was over the Sydney Roosters
Sydney Roosters
The Sydney Roosters are an Australian professional rugby league football club based in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. The club competes in the National Rugby League and is one of the oldest and most successful clubs in Australian rugby league history, having won twelve New South Wales Rugby League...

 in the 2003 Grand Final where Penrith were considered underdogs
Underdog (competition)
An underdog is a person or group in a competition, frequently in electoral politics, sports and creative works, who is popularly expected to lose. The party, team or individual expected to win is called the favorite or top dog. In the rare case where an underdog wins, the outcome is an upset. These...

 but came out on top with a 18–6 victory.

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
Western Suburbs Magpies
The Western Suburbs Magpies are 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...

, 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.

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
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 NSWRL Jim Beam Cup competition...

. 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.

After admission to the competition in 1967
New South Wales Rugby Football League season 1967
The 1967 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the sixtieth season of Sydney's professional rugby league football competition, Australia's first...

, 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
New South Wales Rugby League season 1985
The 1985 New South Wales Rugby League premiership was the seventy-eighth season of professional rugby league football in Australia. Thirteen teams competed for the J J Giltinan Shield and Winfield Cup during the season, which culminated in a grand final between the Canterbury-Bankstown and St....

 with a team boasting new local star Greg Alexander
Greg Alexander
Gregory Peter Stephen "Greg" Alexander is a former professional rugby league footballer of the 1980s and 90s who has since become a commentator. A goal-kicking half-back, in his career he played for and captained the Penrith Panthers and the Auckland Warriors clubs and also represented his country...

 and captained by Royce Simmons
Royce Simmons
Royce Simmons is an Australian professional rugby league football coach and former player, currently the head coach of St Helens RLFC in the European Super League...

.

Penrith developed a strong team in the late 80's 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
Greg Alexander
Gregory Peter Stephen "Greg" Alexander is a former professional rugby league footballer of the 1980s and 90s who has since become a commentator. A goal-kicking half-back, in his career he played for and captained the Penrith Panthers and the Auckland Warriors clubs and also represented his country...

, John Cartwright
John Cartwright (rugby league)
John Cartwright is an Australian professional rugby league football coach and former player. He is the current head coach for the Gold Coast Titans of the National Rugby League...

, Brad Fittler
Brad Fittler
Bradley Scott "Freddie" Fittler AM is an Australian professional rugby league football coach and former player. The current coach of NSW City team in the City vs. Country clash, he coached in the NRL for the Sydney Roosters between 2007 and 2009. As a player, Fittler captained both New South Wales...

 and Mark Geyer
Mark Geyer
Mark Geyer , is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer of the 1980s and '90s. An Australian international and New South Wales State of Origin representative second-rower, he is currently a rugby league media identity...

 only to be beaten by the Canberra Raiders
Canberra Raiders
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 premiership since 1982...

 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
Royce Simmons
Royce Simmons is an Australian professional rugby league football coach and former player, currently the head coach of St Helens RLFC in the European Super League...

 the former team captain in his last game. They went on to play Wigan
Wigan Warriors
Wigan Warriors is an English rugby league club based in Wigan, Greater Manchester. The club's first team squad competes in the engage Super League and the team are the current Challenge Cup holders as of the 27th August 2011....

 in England for the 1991 World Club Challenge
1991 World Club Challenge
The 1991 World Club Challenge was contested by 1990–91 RFL Championship winners, Wigan and 1991 NSWRL season premiers, the Penrith Panthers. The match was played on a dry Wednesday the 2nd of October, 1991 at Anfield, Liverpool...

 but were beaten by the British champions 21–4.

Their reign was short lived as in 1992 tragedy struck the club when the younger brother of Captain Greg Alexander
Greg Alexander
Gregory Peter Stephen "Greg" Alexander is a former professional rugby league footballer of the 1980s and 90s who has since become a commentator. A goal-kicking half-back, in his career he played for and captained the Penrith Panthers and the Auckland Warriors clubs and also represented his country...

, Ben, died in a car accident. Greg and close family friends Mark Geyer
Mark Geyer
Mark Geyer , is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer of the 1980s and '90s. An Australian international and New South Wales State of Origin representative second-rower, he is currently a rugby league media identity...

 and Brad Fittler
Brad Fittler
Bradley Scott "Freddie" Fittler AM is an Australian professional rugby league football coach and former player. The current coach of NSW City team in the City vs. Country clash, he coached in the NRL for the Sydney Roosters between 2007 and 2009. As a player, Fittler captained both New South Wales...

 left the club soon after (Fittler left after the 1995 season as Penrith had signed with Super League) as well as coach Phil Gould
Phil Gould
Phil Gould is an Australian rugby league broadcaster, journalist, administrator and former player and coach. Since the 1990s he has had a prominent role in Channel 9's coverage of rugby league, as a commentator on their match-day coverage, and appears on The Sunday Footy Show and The Sunday Roast...

 left mid-way through the 1994 season, to be replaced by Royce Simmons
Royce Simmons
Royce Simmons is an Australian professional rugby league football coach and former player, currently the head coach of St Helens RLFC in the European Super League...

.

The Panthers were coached by former player and club captain Royce Simmons
Royce Simmons
Royce Simmons is an Australian professional rugby league football coach and former player, currently the head coach of St Helens RLFC in the European Super League...

 starting with the last six games in 1994 until the end of 2001.

They made the finals during the 1997 Super League season
Super League (Australia) season 1997
The 1997 Super League season was the 90th season of professional rugby league football in Australia and the first and only to be run by the News Limited-controlled Super League organisation...

 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
Royce Simmons
Royce Simmons is an Australian professional rugby league football coach and former player, currently the head coach of St Helens RLFC in the European Super League...

' last season as coach for the Panthers, and he was replaced by John Lang
John Lang (rugby league)
John Lang is an Australian former rugby league football coach and player. A Queensland State of Origin and Australian international representative hooker, he played his club football in Brisbane with the Eastern Suburbs Tigers and in Sydney with the Eastern Suburbs Roosters...

 from Cronulla in 2002, where they finished 12th. Their last game of 2002 showed hope as they proceeded to thrash the Northern Eagles
Northern Eagles
The Northern Eagles were a rugby league team, that competed in the National Rugby League between 2000 and 2002. The club was formed during the rationalisation process of the NRL by the merger of the North Sydney Bears and the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in 2000...

, knocking them out of the final eight.

This showed the promise that was to come the next year. With the signing of Preston Campbell
Preston Campbell
Preston Campbell, is an Indigenous Australian professional rugby league footballer for the Gold Coast Titans of the National Rugby League...

 and Joe Galuvao
Joe Galuvao
Joe Galuvao is a New Zealand professional rugby league footballer for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles of the National Rugby League...

, 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
Rhys Wesser
Rhys Joseph "Sugar" Wesser is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for the South Sydney Rabbitohs of the NRL...

 scoring a new club record 25 tries. Penrith finished as Minor Premiers after convincingly accounting for the Parramatta Eels
Parramatta Eels
The Parramatta Eels are an Australian professional rugby league football club based in the Sydney suburb of Parramatta. The Parramatta District Rugby League Football Club was formed in 1947, with their First Grade side playing their first season in the New South Wales Rugby Football League...

 in the last round of competition. In the Finals series Penrith beat the Brisbane Broncos
Brisbane Broncos
The Brisbane Broncos are an Australian professional rugby league football club based in the city of Brisbane, the capital of the state of Queensland. Founded in 1988, the Broncos play in Australasia's elite competition, the National Rugby League premiership. They have won six premierships and two...

 and New Zealand Warriors
New Zealand Warriors
The New Zealand Warriors are a professional rugby league football club based in Auckland, New Zealand. They compete in the National Rugby League premiership and are the League's only team from outside Australia...

 to reach the 2003 NRL Grand Final
2003 NRL grand final
The 2003 NRL grand final was the conclusive and premiership-deciding match of the 2003 NRL season. In what was a contest of Sydney's east versus west, defending premiers and match favourites, the Sydney Roosters played against minor premiers and underdogs, the Penrith Panthers...

 against the Sydney Roosters
Sydney Roosters
The Sydney Roosters are an Australian professional rugby league football club based in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. The club competes in the National Rugby League and is one of the oldest and most successful clubs in Australian rugby league history, having won twelve New South Wales Rugby League...

. Entering the match as underdogs, Penrith defeated the Roosters 18–6, with winger Luke Rooney
Luke Rooney
Luke Rooney is an Australian professional rugby union footballer for RC Toulonnais in the Top 14 competition as of 2012. His previous teams include Melbourne Rebels and the Penrith Panthers.-Rugby League:...

 scoring two tries. Hooker Luke Priddis
Luke Priddis
Luke Priddis is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s...

 received the Clive Churchill Medal
Clive Churchill Medal
The Clive Churchill Medal has been presented to the man-of-the-match of the National Rugby League's annual Grand Final match ever since the 1986 season. The award was created to honour Clive Churchill, one of the greatest rugby league players in Australian history, following his death in 1985...

. The game is also remembered for a spectacular tackle by Scott Sattler
Scott Sattler
Scott Sattler is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s who later became the Football Manager for the Gold Coast Titans. As a player he played for the Gold Coast Chargers from 1992 to 1993 as well as a second spell with the club between 1997 and 1998...

 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
2004 World Club Challenge
The 2004 World Club Challenge was held on Friday, 13 February 2004, at the Alfred McAlpine Stadium, Huddersfield, UK. The game was contested by Bradford Bulls and Penrith Panthers.-Bradford Team:...

 in the following pre-season, with the Bradford Bulls
Bradford Bulls
Bradford Bulls is a professional rugby league club based in the city of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. They play in the European Super League and are currently joint 10th in the league....

 defeating them 22–4 in sub-zero temperatures. 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 the Panthers finished the season in 11th spot out of 16 teams in the NRL competition with 11 wins, one draw and 12 losses.

Michael Gordon holds the club record for most points in one game, scoring 30 Points in round 24 of the 2010 NRL season against the South Sydney Rabbitohs. Michael Gordon also holds the club record for most points in a season at 270, achieved in 2010.

In 2011 following the Panthers terrible start to the season, the Panthers board decided to severe ties with Matthew Elliot at seasons end. On 20th June 2011 Matthew Elliot stepped down as coach and that same day they appointed Steve Georgallis
Steve Georgallis
Steve Georgallis is an Australian professional rugby league football coach and former player. Appointed as the Penrith Panthers head coach part-way through the 2011 NRL season, he played during the 1990s in Sydney for the Eastern Suburbs Roosters, Western Suburbs Magpies and Wests Tigers, as well...

 as caretaker coach for the remainder of the season. On 29th June Ivan Cleary
Ivan Cleary
Ivan Cleary is an Australian rugby league football coach and former player. He is the current head coach of the Penrith Panthers of the National Rugby League and former head coach of the New Zealand Warriors where he achieved much success...

 was announced as coach for the next 3 seasons, Georgallis will remain 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. Round 2 went a lot better for the team, when they beat the Eels at Parramatta Stadium 20-6. However, round 3 they again were smashed at home, losing 44-12 to the Sharks. A round 4 trip up to Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane to face the Broncos saw the team lose 18-10. Luke Walsh did not take part in that match after being injured in the previous game. Kevin Kingston played halfback, and the lack of scoring ability was shown in the result. The Raiders travelled to the Foot of the Mountains for a round 5 clash, and Penrith came out on top on this occasion, 36-10. Round 6 saw the Panthers play at home to Melbourne Storm, and a frustrating start to the season continued with a 25-10 loss. Manly was Panthers' next mission in round 7, and Matthew Elliot's position as head coach was looking shaky after they lost 22-16 at Brookvale Oval. A trip across the Tasman to Mt. Smart Stadium in Auckland didn't go so well once again for the team, losing 26-18 to the Warriors. A bye in round nine gave the team an opportunity to take a week off, and it worked wonders for the team when they returned to the field in round 11 to take down the Broncos 33-10 at Centrebet Stadium. However, round eleven was disappointing once again, losing to Wests Tigers 20-18 at Campbelltown Stadium. In a round 12 encounter at Centrebet Stadium, the team was totally dominant against a struggling South Sydney Rabbitohs outfit when they won 22-10. They kept their streak going with a 23-10 win over the Titans at Skilled Park before a week off in round 14. Ausgrid Stadium was the venue for round 15, when the team travelled up to Newcastle to play the Knights only to be defeated 16-12. Before the Panthers played the Cowboys in round sixteen, head coach Matthew Elliot was sacked and replaced by Steve Georgallis. The high flying Cowboys came to Penrith to play on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in round 16, and the Panthers took away the points with a 30-20 win. Another home game against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs was all to easy for Penrith, with a 20-6 victory. In round eighteen, the Panthers will face a frustrated Sydney Roosters team who languish in second last on the ladder.

Name and colours


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
Newtown Jets
The Newtown Jets are an Australian rugby league football club based in Newtown, a suburb of Sydney's inner west. They currently compete in the NSWRL Premier League competition, having left the top grade after the 1983 NSWRFL season...

, Canterbury
Canterbury Bulldogs
The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs are an Australian professional rugby league football club based in Belmore, a suburb in the Canterbury-Bankstown region of Sydney. They compete in the National Rugby League premiership, as well as New South Wales Rugby League junior competitions...

, Eastern Suburbs
Sydney Roosters
The Sydney Roosters are an Australian professional rugby league football club based in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. The club competes in the National Rugby League and is one of the oldest and most successful clubs in Australian rugby league history, having won twelve New South Wales Rugby League...

 and Parramatta
Parramatta Eels
The Parramatta Eels are an Australian professional rugby league football club based in the Sydney suburb of Parramatta. The Parramatta District Rugby League Football Club was formed in 1947, with their First Grade side playing their first season in the New South Wales Rugby Football League...

 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. 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.

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
Liquorice allsorts
Liquorice allsorts consist of a variety of liquorice sold as a mixture. These confections are made of liquorice, sugar, coconut, aniseed jelly, fruit flavourings, and gelatine. They were first produced in Sheffield, England, by Geo...

) 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.
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.

Jerseys



The first Jumper design was 67-69. The second one with the stripes originally had hooped stripes of the arms and then went to stripes on the arms and lasted till 1975. There's a jumper missing that was used in 76-77 that had red and blue stripes included in the arms.

Penrith Panthers Leagues Club



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 14 licensed club sites in NSW – from Port Macquarie on the mid-north coast to Lavington, in the south. The clubs cater for a wide range of activities for members, their families and guests.
On 13 July 2007 the Panthers Entertainment Group (PEG) settled with ING Real Estate on the property partnership deal and is now debt free.

2011 squad



2012 signings/transfers


Gains
Player Previous club Years signed Until the end of
  Chris Armit
Chris Armit
Chris Armit is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs of the National Rugby League. He has also previously played for the Parramatta Eels...

 
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs  2 years 2014
  Cameron Ciraldo
Cameron Ciraldo
Cameron Ciraldo is an Australian rugby league football player for the Penrith Panthers in the National Rugby League competition. He previously played for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks and more recently the Newcastle Knights...

 
Newcastle Knights
Newcastle Knights
The Newcastle Knights are an Australian professional rugby league football club based in Newcastle, New South Wales. They compete in Australasia's premier rugby league competition, the National Rugby League premiership...

 
2 years 2014
  Clint Newton
Clint Newton
Clint Newton is an American born professional rugby league footballer who plays for Hull Kingston Rovers in Super League. He previously played for Newcastle Knights and Melbourne Storm in the National Rugby League competition...

 
Hull KR  2 years 2014
  Geoff Daniela
Geoff Daniela
Geoff Daniela is a rugby league player who currently plays for the Wests Tigers in the National Rugby League . Daniela is a Cook Islands international....

 
Wests Tigers
Wests Tigers
The Wests Tigers are an Australian professional rugby league football club based in Sydney's mid-western suburbs. They have competed in the National Rugby League since they were formed at the end of the 1999 season as a joint-venture club between the Balmain Tigers and the Western Suburbs...

 
2 years 2014
  Ryan Simpkins
Ryan Simpkins
Ryan Elise Simpkins is an American actress. In the film Pride and Glory , she and her brother, actor Ty Simpkins, play the children of Colin Farrell. In Revolutionary Road she again starred alongside her real-life brother Ty.-Selected filmography:-External links:...

 
Tweed Heads Seagulls
Tweed Heads Seagulls
The Tweed Heads Seagulls, often referred to simply as Tweed or Seagulls, is a rugby league club based in Tweed Heads, New South Wales, and is the only non-Queensland team to play in the Queensland Cup.-History:...

 
2 years 2014


Losses
Losses
Player Signed for
  Shane Elford
Shane Elford
Shane Elford , is an Australian rugby league player for the Penrith Panthers. He has previously played for the Wests Tigers in the National Rugby League and his position of choice is at Centre....

 
Retired
  Trent Waterhouse
Trent Waterhouse
Trent Waterhouse is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for the Penrith Panthers of the National Rugby League . He has also represented City Origin, New South Wales and Australia...

 
Warrington Wolves
Warrington Wolves
Warrington Wolves are a professional rugby league football club based in Warrington, England that competes in Super League. They play at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, having moved there from Wilderspool in 2003....

 Matthew Bell
Matthew Bell (rugby league)
Matthew Bell is an Australian professional rugby league player for the Penrith Panthers in the National Rugby League .Bell primarily plays in the second row, but most of his appearances have started from the bench.-Career:Bell played his junior football for St...

 
Wests Tigers
Wests Tigers
The Wests Tigers are an Australian professional rugby league football club based in Sydney's mid-western suburbs. They have competed in the National Rugby League since they were formed at the end of the 1999 season as a joint-venture club between the Balmain Tigers and the Western Suburbs...

  Petero Civoniceva
Petero Civoniceva
Petero Civoniceva is an Australian professional rugby league footballer currently contracted to the Brisbane Broncos of the National Rugby League...

 
Brisbane Broncos
Brisbane Broncos
The Brisbane Broncos are an Australian professional rugby league football club based in the city of Brisbane, the capital of the state of Queensland. Founded in 1988, the Broncos play in Australasia's elite competition, the National Rugby League premiership. They have won six premierships and two...

 Joseph Paulo
Joseph Paulo
Joseph Paulo is a rugby league player for the Parramatta Eels in the National Rugby League. Joseph Paulo's position of choice is as a second-row, and he can also lock the scrum. He can also be played in the position of five-eighth if required...

 
Parramatta Eels
Parramatta Eels
The Parramatta Eels are an Australian professional rugby league football club based in the Sydney suburb of Parramatta. The Parramatta District Rugby League Football Club was formed in 1947, with their First Grade side playing their first season in the New South Wales Rugby Football League...

  Timana Tahu
Timana Tahu
Timana James Aporo Tahu is an Australian professional rugby league footballer and former rugby union player, a dual-code international, currently playing for the Newcastle Knights in the National Rugby League. He formerly played for the New South Wales Waratahs in the Super 14 competition...

 
Newcastle Knights
Newcastle Knights
The Newcastle Knights are an Australian professional rugby league football club based in Newcastle, New South Wales. They compete in Australasia's premier rugby league competition, the National Rugby League premiership...

  Adrian Purtell
Adrian Purtell
Adrian Purtell is an Australian rugby league footballer for the Penrith Panthers of the NRL. He previously played with the Canberra Raiders. His usual position is .-Career:...

 
Bradford Bulls
Bradford Bulls
Bradford Bulls is a professional rugby league club based in the city of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. They play in the European Super League and are currently joint 10th in the league....



Panthers Team of Legends


On 4 October 2006 a 40 Year Panthers Legends Team was named.

Coaches

  • Leo Trevena
    Leo Trevena
    Leo Trevena was a rugby league player for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and the Western Suburbs Magpies in the 1950s. He also coached the Penrith Panthers in their 1967 season and their 1973 season...

    : 1967, 1973
  • Bob Boland: 1968–1972
  • Jack Clare: 1974
  • Mick Stephenson
    Mike Stephenson
    Michael "Mike" Stephenson, also commonly known as Stevo, is an English Rugby League World Cup winning Rugby League, and presenter/commentator on British satellite television channel Sky Sports who also represented Great Britain in the sport.Stevo, the nickname that he is commonly known as on TV...

    : 1975
  • Barry Harris: 1975–1976
  • Don Parish
    Don Parish
    Don W. Parish is an Australian former rugby league football player and coach. A goal-kicking fullback or three-quarter, he represented Australia and New South Wales, and played club football in the NSWRFL Premiership for Western Suburbs.-Playing career:...

    : 1977–1978
  • Len Stacker: 1979–1981
  • John Peard
    John Peard
    John "Bomber" Peard is an Australian former rugby league footballer and later coach. An Australian international representative five-eighth, he played for the Eastern Suburbs, St. George and Parramatta NSWRFL clubs in the 1960s and 70s...

    : 1982–1983
  • Tim Sheens
    Tim Sheens
    Tim Sheens is an Australian professional rugby league football coach and former player. He currently coaches the Wests Tigers of the National Rugby League and in 2009 was appointed coach of the Australian national team, the Kangaroos...

    : 1984–1987
  • Ron Willey
    Ron Willey
    Ron Willey was an Australian rugby league footballer and coach. He was a representative for the Australian national side. Post-playing, Willey had a long and successful first grade and State representative coaching career.-Club career:...

    : 1988–1989
  • Phil Gould
    Phil Gould
    Phil Gould is an Australian rugby league broadcaster, journalist, administrator and former player and coach. Since the 1990s he has had a prominent role in Channel 9's coverage of rugby league, as a commentator on their match-day coverage, and appears on The Sunday Footy Show and The Sunday Roast...

    : 1990–1994
  • Royce Simmons
    Royce Simmons
    Royce Simmons is an Australian professional rugby league football coach and former player, currently the head coach of St Helens RLFC in the European Super League...

    : 1994–2001
  • John Lang
    John Lang (rugby league)
    John Lang is an Australian former rugby league football coach and player. A Queensland State of Origin and Australian international representative hooker, he played his club football in Brisbane with the Eastern Suburbs Tigers and in Sydney with the Eastern Suburbs Roosters...

    : 2002–2006
  • Matthew Elliott: 2007–2011
  • Steve Georgallis
    Steve Georgallis
    Steve Georgallis is an Australian professional rugby league football coach and former player. Appointed as the Penrith Panthers head coach part-way through the 2011 NRL season, he played during the 1990s in Sydney for the Eastern Suburbs Roosters, Western Suburbs Magpies and Wests Tigers, as well...

     2011 (Caretaker)
  • Ivan Cleary
    Ivan Cleary
    Ivan Cleary is an Australian rugby league football coach and former player. He is the current head coach of the Penrith Panthers of the National Rugby League and former head coach of the New Zealand Warriors where he achieved much success...

    : 2012-

Records

  • Most points in a match: 30 by Michael Gordon
    Michael Gordon (rugby league)
    Michael Gordon is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for the Penrith Panthers of the National Rugby League. A New South Wales State of Origin representative goal-kicking winger he has played his whole career to date with the Panthers...

     in Round 24, 2010 NRL season
    2010 NRL season
    The 2010 NRL season was the 103rd season of professional rugby league football club competition in Australia, and the thirteenth run by the National Rugby League. The season commenced on 12 March and ended with the Grand Final, played on 3 October at ANZ Stadium...

    .

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    Kurt Fearnley
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    , Paralympic wheelchair racer
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    Mick Fanning
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    , professional surfer
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    Matthew Nielsen
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    , Olympic basketball player
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    James Courtney
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    , V8 supercar
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    , Australian professional boxer

Season Statistics

Season Pos Pld W D L B F A +/- Pts Top Tryscorer Top Pointscorer Crowd*
1967 11th 22 5 2 15 0 203 352 −149 12 Bob Landers
Bob Landers
Bob Landers was a rugby league player in Australia’s New South Wales Rugby League competition for the Eastern Suburbs and the Penrith Panthers clubs.-Biography:...

 (6)
David Applebee (6)
Bob Landers
Bob Landers
Bob Landers was a rugby league player in Australia’s New South Wales Rugby League competition for the Eastern Suburbs and the Penrith Panthers clubs.-Biography:...

 (88)
7,505
1968 8th 22 11 0 11 0 298 352 −54 22 Bob Mara (9) Bob Landers
Bob Landers
Bob Landers was a rugby league player in Australia’s New South Wales Rugby League competition for the Eastern Suburbs and the Penrith Panthers clubs.-Biography:...

 (90)
10,628
1969 10th 22 6 1 15 0 311 398 −87 13 Mal McMartin (7) Bob Landers
Bob Landers
Bob Landers was a rugby league player in Australia’s New South Wales Rugby League competition for the Eastern Suburbs and the Penrith Panthers clubs.-Biography:...

 (158)
4,974
1970 10th 22 7 1 14 0 292 406 −114 15 Reg Hatton (11) Bob Landers
Bob Landers
Bob Landers was a rugby league player in Australia’s New South Wales Rugby League competition for the Eastern Suburbs and the Penrith Panthers clubs.-Biography:...

 (92)
7,180
1971 8th 22 10 0 12 0 283 372
20 Grahame Moran
Grahame Moran
Grahame Moran was a rugby league player who played his entire first grade career for the National Rugby League club Penrith Panthers with whom he was the 14th player. Moran was originally from the New South Wales town Taree and his preferred position was centre but also played five-eighth...

 (8)
Bruce Ward (85) 6,404
1972 11th 22 5 1 16 0 278 490
11 Noel Sing (7) Norm Gilligan (43) 4,959
1973 12th 22 5 0 17 0 272 525
10 Ron Lynch
Ron Lynch (rugby league)
Ron Lynch is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s and 70s. An Australian international and New South Wales interstate representative forward, he played club football in NSW for Forbes, Parramatta and Penrith....

 (7)
Bruce Ward (39) 5,020
1974 9th 22 9 0 13 0 353 465
18 Glenn West (14) Reg Walton (136) 7,594
1975 11th 22 7 1 14 0 312 452
15 Gary Allsopp (8) Bill Ashurst
Bill Ashurst
William "Bill" F. Ashurst is an English former professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s and '70s, and coach of the 1980s who at representative level has played for Great Britain, and at club level for Wigan , Penrith Panthers, Wakefield Trinity, and Runcorn Highfield, playing at , i.e...

 (91)
9,087
1976 9th 22 8 1 13 0 352 333
19
17 John King
John King
-Politics:*John King, 1st Baron Kingston , Irish peer*John King, 3rd Baron Kingston , Irish peer*John King, 2nd Baron King , English MP and peer...

 (10)
Ken Wilson
Ken Wilson
Ken Wilson, Kenneth Wilson or Kenny Wilson may refer to:*Ken Wilson , American sports broadcaster*Ken Wilson , Canadian minor hockey league general manager and owner...

 (130)
9,429
1977 10th 22 6 1 15 0 319 408
13 Kevin Dann (9) Ken Wilson
Ken Wilson
Ken Wilson, Kenneth Wilson or Kenny Wilson may refer to:*Ken Wilson , American sports broadcaster*Ken Wilson , Canadian minor hockey league general manager and owner...

 (97)
7,400
1978 10th 22 4 2 16 0 206 463
10 Ross Gigg
Ross Gigg
Ross Gigg is an Australian former professional rugby league player who played with the Penrith Panthers in the New South Wales Rugby League competition. Gigg's playing career spanned 1974-1979 and 1982-84. He made 110 first grade appearances, scoring 31 tries and six goals for a career total of...

 (7)
Phil Gould
Phil Gould
Phil Gould is an Australian rugby league broadcaster, journalist, administrator and former player and coach. Since the 1990s he has had a prominent role in Channel 9's coverage of rugby league, as a commentator on their match-day coverage, and appears on The Sunday Footy Show and The Sunday Roast...

 (77)
6,143
1979 10th 22 6 2 14 0 311 473
14 Steve Martin
Steve Martin
Stephen Glenn "Steve" Martin is an American actor, comedian, writer, playwright, producer, musician and composer....

 (13)
Kevin Dann (61) 8,540
1980 12th 22 2 1 19 0 294 556
5 Marvin Hicks (12) Peter Schofield
Peter Schofield
Peter Schofield was an Australian rules footballer who played for Richmond, Melbourne and North Melbourne in the Victorian Football League during the 1950s....

 (81)
7,674
1981 11th 22 8 0 14 0 305 350
16 Kevin Dann (9) Kevin Dann (89) 8,876
1982 12th 26 7 1 18 0 375 441
15 Brad Izzard
Brad Izzard
Brad Izzard was an Australian rugby league player for the Penrith Panthers in the New South Wales Rugby League competition in Australia as well as playing four games for the New South Wales State of Origin side...

 (9)
Kevin Dann (66) 7,263
1983 11th 26 9 0 17 0 476 647
18 Chris Houghton (10) Mark Levy (74) 4,959
1984 7th 26 12 1 11 2 409 401
29 Brad Izzard
Brad Izzard
Brad Izzard was an Australian rugby league player for the Penrith Panthers in the New South Wales Rugby League competition in Australia as well as playing four games for the New South Wales State of Origin side...

 (11)
Mark Levy (142) 8,564
1985 5th 24 13 1 10 2 460 379
81
31 Greg Alexander
Greg Alexander
Gregory Peter Stephen "Greg" Alexander is a former professional rugby league footballer of the 1980s and 90s who has since become a commentator. A goal-kicking half-back, in his career he played for and captained the Penrith Panthers and the Auckland Warriors clubs and also represented his country...

 (13)
Greg Alexander
Greg Alexander
Gregory Peter Stephen "Greg" Alexander is a former professional rugby league footballer of the 1980s and 90s who has since become a commentator. A goal-kicking half-back, in his career he played for and captained the Penrith Panthers and the Auckland Warriors clubs and also represented his country...

 (192)
7,520
1986 8th 24 11 1 12 2 446 394
52
27 Greg Alexander
Greg Alexander
Gregory Peter Stephen "Greg" Alexander is a former professional rugby league footballer of the 1980s and 90s who has since become a commentator. A goal-kicking half-back, in his career he played for and captained the Penrith Panthers and the Auckland Warriors clubs and also represented his country...

 (11)
Greg Alexander
Greg Alexander
Gregory Peter Stephen "Greg" Alexander is a former professional rugby league footballer of the 1980s and 90s who has since become a commentator. A goal-kicking half-back, in his career he played for and captained the Penrith Panthers and the Auckland Warriors clubs and also represented his country...

 (183)
7,520
1987 12th 24 6 1 17 2 274 399
17 Mark Robinson
Mark Robinson
Mark Robinson may refer to:Politics*Mark Robinson *Mark Robinson *Mark Robinson *Mark Allan Robinson , Canadian political activistSports...

 (7)
Greg Alexander
Greg Alexander
Gregory Peter Stephen "Greg" Alexander is a former professional rugby league footballer of the 1980s and 90s who has since become a commentator. A goal-kicking half-back, in his career he played for and captained the Penrith Panthers and the Auckland Warriors clubs and also represented his country...

 (57)
6,922
1988 5th 22 15 0 7 0 394 258
136
30 David Greene
David Greene
David Norman Greene is a former American football quarterback of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Georgia....

 (12)
Neil Baker (141) 9,079
1989 2nd 22 16 0 6 0 438 241
197
32 Greg Alexander
Greg Alexander
Gregory Peter Stephen "Greg" Alexander is a former professional rugby league footballer of the 1980s and 90s who has since become a commentator. A goal-kicking half-back, in his career he played for and captained the Penrith Panthers and the Auckland Warriors clubs and also represented his country...

 (15)
Neil Baker (131) 8,935
1990 2rd 22 15 1 6 0 415 286
129
31 Alan McIndoe
Alan McIndoe
Alan McIndoe is an Australian former rugby league footballer of the 1980s and 90s. A Queensland State of Origin and Australian international representative winger, he played club football in the New South Wales Rugby League premiership for the Illawarra Steelers, with whom he topped the League's...

 (14)
Greg Alexander
Greg Alexander
Gregory Peter Stephen "Greg" Alexander is a former professional rugby league footballer of the 1980s and 90s who has since become a commentator. A goal-kicking half-back, in his career he played for and captained the Penrith Panthers and the Auckland Warriors clubs and also represented his country...

 (170)
10,025
1991 1st 22 17 1 4 0 483 250
233
35 Graham MacKay
Graham Mackay
Graham Mackay is an Australian former national and state representative rugby league footballer whose club career spanned nine Australian and English clubs, including Western Suburbs, Penrith, Gold Coast Chargers and Hull F.C. in a fifteen year top grade career...

 (16)
Greg Alexander
Greg Alexander
Gregory Peter Stephen "Greg" Alexander is a former professional rugby league footballer of the 1980s and 90s who has since become a commentator. A goal-kicking half-back, in his career he played for and captained the Penrith Panthers and the Auckland Warriors clubs and also represented his country...

 (139)
11,844
1992 9th 22 11 0 11 0 274 309
22 Brad Fittler
Brad Fittler
Bradley Scott "Freddie" Fittler AM is an Australian professional rugby league football coach and former player. The current coach of NSW City team in the City vs. Country clash, he coached in the NRL for the Sydney Roosters between 2007 and 2009. As a player, Fittler captained both New South Wales...

 (6)
Andrew Leeds
Andrew Leeds
Andrew Leeds is a former Australian rugby union and professional rugby league player. He has played for the Western Suburbs Magpies, Parramatta Eels and Penrith Panthers, primarily as a goal-kicking fullback, and has represented at national level for the Wallabies.-Playing career:Leeds played...

 (94)
10,967
1993 12th 22 7 0 15 0 314 428
18 Ryan Girdler
Ryan Girdler
Ryan Girdler is an Australian former rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s. He played centre and was a successful goal-kicker. Thanks to his on-field skills and good looks he became a popular figure in rugby league.-Rugby league career:Girdler first played in the NSWRL for the Illawarra...

 (8)
Greg Alexander
Greg Alexander
Gregory Peter Stephen "Greg" Alexander is a former professional rugby league footballer of the 1980s and 90s who has since become a commentator. A goal-kicking half-back, in his career he played for and captained the Penrith Panthers and the Auckland Warriors clubs and also represented his country...

 (88)
9,463
1994 8th 22 10 2 10 0 404 448
22 Graham MacKay
Graham Mackay
Graham Mackay is an Australian former national and state representative rugby league footballer whose club career spanned nine Australian and English clubs, including Western Suburbs, Penrith, Gold Coast Chargers and Hull F.C. in a fifteen year top grade career...

 (15)
Graham MacKay
Graham Mackay
Graham Mackay is an Australian former national and state representative rugby league footballer whose club career spanned nine Australian and English clubs, including Western Suburbs, Penrith, Gold Coast Chargers and Hull F.C. in a fifteen year top grade career...

 (108)
11,021
1995 14th 22 9 0 13 0 481 484
18 Robbie Beckett
Robbie Beckett
Robbie Beckett is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. In 1990, he was drafted in the first round by the San Diego Padres in the amateur draft out of McCallum High School in Austin, Texas...

 (10)
Ryan Girdler
Ryan Girdler
Ryan Girdler is an Australian former rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s. He played centre and was a successful goal-kicker. Thanks to his on-field skills and good looks he became a popular figure in rugby league.-Rugby league career:Girdler first played in the NSWRL for the Illawarra...

 (10)
Ryan Girdler
Ryan Girdler
Ryan Girdler is an Australian former rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s. He played centre and was a successful goal-kicker. Thanks to his on-field skills and good looks he became a popular figure in rugby league.-Rugby league career:Girdler first played in the NSWRL for the Illawarra...

 (150)
8,022
1996 15th 21 7 1 6 0 363 464
101
15 Robbie Beckett
Robbie Beckett
Robbie Beckett is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. In 1990, he was drafted in the first round by the San Diego Padres in the amateur draft out of McCallum High School in Austin, Texas...

 (9)
Ryan Girdler
Ryan Girdler
Ryan Girdler is an Australian former rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s. He played centre and was a successful goal-kicker. Thanks to his on-field skills and good looks he became a popular figure in rugby league.-Rugby league career:Girdler first played in the NSWRL for the Illawarra...

 (162)
5,351
1997 5th 18 9 0 9 0 431 462
18 Ryan Girdler
Ryan Girdler
Ryan Girdler is an Australian former rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s. He played centre and was a successful goal-kicker. Thanks to his on-field skills and good looks he became a popular figure in rugby league.-Rugby league career:Girdler first played in the NSWRL for the Illawarra...

 (11)
Ryan Girdler
Ryan Girdler
Ryan Girdler is an Australian former rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s. He played centre and was a successful goal-kicker. Thanks to his on-field skills and good looks he became a popular figure in rugby league.-Rugby league career:Girdler first played in the NSWRL for the Illawarra...

 (197)
7,673
1998 14th 24 8 2 14 0 525 580
18 Robbie Beckett
Robbie Beckett
Robbie Beckett is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. In 1990, he was drafted in the first round by the San Diego Padres in the amateur draft out of McCallum High School in Austin, Texas...

 (12)
Ryan Girdler
Ryan Girdler
Ryan Girdler is an Australian former rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s. He played centre and was a successful goal-kicker. Thanks to his on-field skills and good looks he became a popular figure in rugby league.-Rugby league career:Girdler first played in the NSWRL for the Illawarra...

 (134)
9,272
1999 10th 24 11 1 12 2 492 428
64
27 Ryan Girdler
Ryan Girdler
Ryan Girdler is an Australian former rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s. He played centre and was a successful goal-kicker. Thanks to his on-field skills and good looks he became a popular figure in rugby league.-Rugby league career:Girdler first played in the NSWRL for the Illawarra...

 (18)
Ryan Girdler
Ryan Girdler
Ryan Girdler is an Australian former rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s. He played centre and was a successful goal-kicker. Thanks to his on-field skills and good looks he became a popular figure in rugby league.-Rugby league career:Girdler first played in the NSWRL for the Illawarra...

 (229)
12,495
2000 5th 26 15 0 11 0 573 562
11
30 Ryan Girdler
Ryan Girdler
Ryan Girdler is an Australian former rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s. He played centre and was a successful goal-kicker. Thanks to his on-field skills and good looks he became a popular figure in rugby league.-Rugby league career:Girdler first played in the NSWRL for the Illawarra...

 (13)
Ryan Girdler
Ryan Girdler
Ryan Girdler is an Australian former rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s. He played centre and was a successful goal-kicker. Thanks to his on-field skills and good looks he became a popular figure in rugby league.-Rugby league career:Girdler first played in the NSWRL for the Illawarra...

 (210)
14,305
2001 14th 26 7 0 19 0 521 847
14 Chris Hicks (13) Ryan Girdler
Ryan Girdler
Ryan Girdler is an Australian former rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s. He played centre and was a successful goal-kicker. Thanks to his on-field skills and good looks he became a popular figure in rugby league.-Rugby league career:Girdler first played in the NSWRL for the Illawarra...

 (124)
14,353
2002 12th 24 7 0 17 2 546 654
18 Rhys Wesser
Rhys Wesser
Rhys Joseph "Sugar" Wesser is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for the South Sydney Rabbitohs of the NRL...

 (19)
Ryan Girdler
Ryan Girdler
Ryan Girdler is an Australian former rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s. He played centre and was a successful goal-kicker. Thanks to his on-field skills and good looks he became a popular figure in rugby league.-Rugby league career:Girdler first played in the NSWRL for the Illawarra...

 (100)
11,008
2003 1st 24 18 0 6 2 659 527
132
40 Rhys Wesser
Rhys Wesser
Rhys Joseph "Sugar" Wesser is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for the South Sydney Rabbitohs of the NRL...

 (19)
Preston Campbell
Preston Campbell
Preston Campbell, is an Indigenous Australian professional rugby league footballer for the Gold Coast Titans of the National Rugby League...

 (164)
17,771
2004 4th 24 15 0 9 2 672 567
105
34 Amos Roberts
Amos Roberts
Amos Roberts is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for English club Wigan Warriors of Super League. A country New South Wales representative prolific try-scoring back, he previously played in Australasia's National Rugby League for the St...

 (23)
Amos Roberts
Amos Roberts
Amos Roberts is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for English club Wigan Warriors of Super League. A country New South Wales representative prolific try-scoring back, he previously played in Australasia's National Rugby League for the St...

 (156)
17,587
2005 10th 24 11 0 13 2 554 554 0 26 Rhys Wesser
Rhys Wesser
Rhys Joseph "Sugar" Wesser is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for the South Sydney Rabbitohs of the NRL...

 (14)
Preston Campbell
Preston Campbell
Preston Campbell, is an Indigenous Australian professional rugby league footballer for the Gold Coast Titans of the National Rugby League...

 (190)
15,576
2006 12th 24 10 0 14 2 510 587
24 Rhys Wesser
Rhys Wesser
Rhys Joseph "Sugar" Wesser is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for the South Sydney Rabbitohs of the NRL...

 (19)
Preston Campbell
Preston Campbell
Preston Campbell, is an Indigenous Australian professional rugby league footballer for the Gold Coast Titans of the National Rugby League...

 (163)
11,579
2007 16th 24 8 0 16 1 539 607
18 Michael Jennings
Michael Jennings (rugby league)
Michael Joseph "Jenko" Jennings is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for the Penrith Panthers of the National Rugby League...

 (15)
Michael Gordon
Michael Gordon
Michael Gordon may refer to:*Michael Gordon , American film director*Michael Gordon , British film editor*Michael J. C...

 (150)
12,035
2008 12th 24 10 1 13 2 504 611
25 Michael Jennings
Michael Jennings (rugby league)
Michael Joseph "Jenko" Jennings is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for the Penrith Panthers of the National Rugby League...

 (12)
Michael Gordon
Michael Gordon
Michael Gordon may refer to:*Michael Gordon , American film director*Michael Gordon , British film editor*Michael J. C...

 (120)
10,899
2009 11th 24 11 1 12 2 515 589
27 Michael Jennings
Michael Jennings (rugby league)
Michael Joseph "Jenko" Jennings is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for the Penrith Panthers of the National Rugby League...

 (17)
Michael Gordon
Michael Gordon
Michael Gordon may refer to:*Michael Gordon , American film director*Michael Gordon , British film editor*Michael J. C...

 (126)
13,719
2010
2010 NRL season
The 2010 NRL season was the 103rd season of professional rugby league football club competition in Australia, and the thirteenth run by the National Rugby League. The season commenced on 12 March and ended with the Grand Final, played on 3 October at ANZ Stadium...

2nd 24 15 0 9 2 645 489
156
34 Lachlan Coote
Lachlan Coote
Lachlan "Ron" Coote is an Australian rugby league player for the Penrith Panthers in the NRL. His position of choice is...

 (17)
Michael Gordon
Michael Gordon
Michael Gordon may refer to:*Michael Gordon , American film director*Michael Gordon , British film editor*Michael J. C...

 (270)
13,056
2011
2011 NRL season
The 2011 NRL season was the 105th season of professional rugby league football club competition in Australia, and the fourteenth run by the National Rugby League. The NRL's main championship, called the 2011 Telstra Premiership due to sponsorship from Telstra, was contested by sixteen teams for the...

12th 24 9 0 15 2 430 517
22 Lachlan Coote
Lachlan Coote
Lachlan "Ron" Coote is an Australian rugby league player for the Penrith Panthers in the NRL. His position of choice is...

 (12)
David Simmons (12)
Michael Gordon
Michael Gordon
Michael Gordon may refer to:*Michael Gordon , American film director*Michael Gordon , British film editor*Michael J. C...

(66)
12,299


* Average home crowd

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