Tag: Anthony Griffin

Panthers were prepared for ugly afternoon in Canberra says Anthony Griffin

The Penrith Panthers were ready for an “ugly” afternoon in Canberra against the desperate Raiders with Coach Anthony Griffin telling the media after their 26-22 win that they expected everything to go against them at GIO Stadium. Penrith’s victory has all but knocked Canberra out of the playoffs race with rising bench player Tyrone May […]

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Forget Sharks and Canberra; Panthers are the new fairy tale story of 2016 finals

For fifteen weeks the Cronulla Sharks were the toast of the National Rugby League and with good reason too. As each round went by and another W locked up, Harold Holt paddled closer to shore. Long suffering Sharks fans believed for fifteen rounds that this was the squad that could finally bring glory and the […]

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Griffin praises Moylan as Panthers prepare for finals with big win over Eagles

Penrith coach Anthony Griffin has praised skipper Matt Moylan after the New South Wales representative guided the Panthers to a dominant win over Manly ahead of the playoffs. The Panthers finished 36-6 winners and the coach was ecstatic with his fullback. “The best thing about him is, playing a lot of football, he’s playing at […]

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Henjak and Griffin weren’t good enough to coach Broncos according to club champion

Brisbane legend Justin Hodges has taken a little swipe at former Broncos coaches Ivan Henjak and Anthony Griffin saying that when Wayne Bennett finally retires, the club needs to find a “strong character” to take over. Both Henjak and Griffin succeeded Bennett when he left for St George Illawarra at the end of 2008. “When […]

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Premiership-winning playmaker questions added responsibility on Matt Moylan

Premiership-winning five-eight Ben Ikin has questioned Penrith’s decision to hand Matt Moylan the captaincy ahead of veterans like Peter Wallace. In a slightly surprising move, new Panthers coach Anthony Griffin handed Moylan the leadership role despite coming back from an injury-plagued 2015. Whispers get stronger that Moylan will also be named in the halves for […]

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Trials to determine makeup of Panthers first grade squad

New Penrith Panthers coach Anthony Griffin says trials against Canterbury and Parramatta will determine his squad for their Round One clash with the Canberra Raiders. “I’m just going to be patient – I’m still getting to know them,” Griffin told panthers.com.au. “We’ve got a good run of trials, I’ll probably leave most of my decisions […]

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