Tag: Penrith Panthers

Could this magical Cleary reunion at the Panthers simply be about dollars and cents?

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis There are some rugby league sayings that never leave you. “Nobody is bigger than the club” and “never assume” come to mind. Oh how they ring true right now as we watch the bitter dispute unfold between Wests Tigers and the Penrith Panthers for the ”services” of coach Ivan Cleary. On […]

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Wests Tigers say they won’t be bullied by Phil Gould’s Panthers

Wests Tigers and their CEO Justin Pascoe have come out swinging against the Penrith Panthers strongly denying any chance of Penrith stealing away Wests coach Ivan Cleary. Here is the full transcript of Pascoe’s interview on weststigers.com.au: Q. Justin, it has been a big 24 hours in NRL coaching circles. Can you give us an […]

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Penrith’s all-time power play to keep Nathan Cleary at the Panthers is desperate and ingenious

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis In what looks like one of the most remarkable power plays for a current star in rugby league history – the Penrith Panthers have reportedly offered former coach Ivan Cleary a four-year contract to return to the club that sacked him in 2015. Panthers current halfback is Nathan Cleary and is […]

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Panthers didn’t believe Anthony Griffin had what it took to win a premiership

BY CURTIS WOODWARD & A.J NASH Penrith Panthers General Manager Phil Gould says the club sacked coach Anthony Griffin because they didn’t believe he could bring them a premiership. Under Griffin, the Panthers have finished 6th, 7th and currently sit on 5th. The man that also axed Ivan Cleary because he “looked tired”, confirmed Penrith […]

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The Quick Tap: Is Brad Arthur a protected species? Anthony Griffin, Immortals and the problem with modern referees

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis IS BRAD ARTHUR A PROTECTED SPECIES OUT AT PARRAMATTA? Why is nobody talking about Parramatta coach Brad Arthur and his failure to spark the Eels in 2018? This team went within a whisker of upsetting the Melbourne Storm at AAMI Park in week one of last year’s playoffs before being bundled […]

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Nathan can go play under dad at Wests Tigers if he wants to: Phil Gould

Penrith Panthers General Manager Phil Gould has made the startling revelation he has an agreement in place with Panthers star halfback Nathan Cleary that would allow him to leave the club to play under his father – current Wests Tigers Ivan Cleary. Gould has admitted he will not stand in the State of Origin halfback’s […]

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Peter Wallace announces immediate retirement

Penrith Panthers captain Peter Wallace has announced his immediate retirement from the NRL. Panthers General Manager Phil Gould released the following statement: “Peter Wallace has informed the club and his teammates of his decision to retire, effective immediately. “It’s an incredibly selfless act from Peter. He always had great faith in the young players coming […]

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