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Penrith Panthers

London calling: Jamie Soward will play out the season in England with the Broncos.

Soward to play in second-tier English competition

Jamie Soward will finish his career in England after he was granted a release to join second-tier club London Broncos for the remainder of the season, and has been offered a coaching job at Penrith once his career ends.

Cleary opts against reactivating father-son get-out clause

The 18-year-old is determined to forge his own path.

Cleary, who recently extended his deal with the Panthers until the end of 2019, originally had a get-out clause in his contract that expires on June 30 that granted him permission to leave the foot of the mountains if Ivan Cleary landed a job at another club.

'It pulled a few heart strings': Merrin motivated by Origin snub

Missing the Blues: Trent Merrin with Paul Gallen at Origin camp in 2015.

Trent Merrin thought he was playing every bit as good – if not better – than when he earned State of Origin selection in each of the last five years. Which is why he was happy to admit he was "shocked" when Laurie Daley rang to pass on the bad news this time.

Abbott turns back on Brookvale and Panthers stun Manly

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak of the Panthers celebrates with teammate Bryce Cartwright at Brookvale Oval on Sunday.

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott bounced out of Brookvale Oval before the hour mark on Sunday, cheerily waving to the Brookvale masses. He should have known funny things happen when you turn your back in politics - and rugby league.

Barrett fumes as Manly capitulate

No hard feelings: Sea Eagles coach Trent Barrett.

A furious Trent Barrett has said Manly 'capitulated' by giving up a 20-point lead against the Panthers to darken the storm clouds circling Brookvale.

Leota driven to succeed in NRL debut

The rise of Moses: Penrith's Moses Leota takes on Wyong Roos in the Intrust Super Premiership.

Moses Leota isn't afraid of hard work. As Manly players will attest after the Penrith prop makes his debut against them at Brookvale Oval on Sunday.

Murrihy can clean up game: Fletcher

The man to clean up rugby league: Retired Racing NSW chief steward Ray Murrihy.

Panthers Group CEO Brian Fletcher has implored the NRL to find a role for Ray Murrihy, believing racing's outgoing chief steward is the man to get to the bottom of the match-fixing scandal.