Penrith Panthers

Barrett poised for shock mid-season switch to Manly

Michael Chammas 10:59 PM   Trent Barrett is poised to make a dramatic mid-season switch from the Penrith Panthers to join the Manly Sea Eagles as assistant to beleaguered coach Geoff Toovey.

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Blown opportunity tough to swallow for Manly Sea Eagles, says Jamie Lyon

Tough night: Manly skipper Jamie Lyon.

Chris Barrett   Manly captain Jamie Lyon admits it will be difficult to sit and stew on such a missed opportunity with a bye on the immediate horizon with the Sea Eagles still stationed at the bottom of the NRL premiership.

Penrith Panthers end Manly Sea Eagles' mini revival with one-point victory

The power of one: Jamie Soward celebrates Penrith's win.

Chris Barrett   Brett Stewart might be the Prince of Brookvale but Matt Moylan stole his thunder in a gripping finale at Brookvale Oval on Monday night.

Rule that angered Cleary was voted for by coaches

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Brad Walter   NRL referees boss Tony Archer says that if the rule Ivan Cleary complained about was altered the game would be robbed of spectacular tries like the one created by Kevin Naiqama two weeks ago.

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Rule proves Panthers were dudded by refs against Broncos

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Roy Masters   The NRL referees' "pane of glass" has become the NRL players' pain in the arse. Penrith coach Ivan Cleary was right to blow up about a crucial call in their loss to Brisbane.

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Hurrell and Peachey facing long bans

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - MAY 02: Konrad Hurrell of Tonga looks dejected after the International Test Match between TOA Samoa and Tonga at Cbus Super Stadium on May 2, 2015 on the Gold Coast, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

Brad Walter   Warriors centre Konrad Hurrell is under scrutiny for a knee lift that left Anthony Tupou with a broken jaw, while many are questioned why Penrith's Tyrone Peachey was sent off for an ugly lifting tackle.

'Most ridiculous thing I've ever seen': Cleary

Punished: Matt Moylan of the Panthers.

Phil Lutton   Panthers coach Ivan Cleary could be the second coach to be hit with a breach notice for criticising referees after describing a call around fullback Matt Moylan as 'one of the most ridiculous things I've ever seen in football'.

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Peachey in strife as Panthers lose to Broncos

Shocker: Tyrone Peachey tips Adam Blair on his head.

Phil Lutton   Penrith backrower Tyrone Peachey tipped Adam Blair on his head and almost tipped both sides over the edge after a brain-snap in the Panthers' excruciating 8-5 loss to Brisbane that could see him earn an extended stint on the sidelines.

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Soward likely to return against Broncos

Not in the pink: Jamie Soward in action against the Bulldogs.

Michael Chammas   Penrith Panthers five-eighth Jamie Soward is in line to make a return against the Brisbane Broncos on Friday night.

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak smiles through the pain

Plans for the back: Despite being happy with his lot at the Panthers, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak  dreams of one day wearing the fullback's jersey.

Daniel Lane   Penrith boom boy revealed he wants to play fullback in the NRL but admitted that might be impossible at the Panthers with Matt Moylan holding down the spot.

Campbell-Gillard keeping peace on and off the field

Taking his chance: Penrtih forward Reagan Campbell-Gillard.

Adam Pengilly   City rookie Reagan Campbell-Gillard can take the comparisons to fellow Mount Druitt export Mark Geyer, minus the "elbows and fighting".

Gould backs Barrett for head coach spot

Looking forward: Country coach Trent Barrett.

Michael Carayannis   Phil Gould has declared Country mentor Trent Barrett capable of becoming an NRL coach immediately, after Barrett confirmed he was open to pursuing a head coaching role.

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Soward could return for Brisbane clash

Comeback trail: Jamie Soward.

Matt Encarnacion   Penrith five-eighth Jamie Soward could make a surprise return to NRL action as soon as next week, according to skipper Peter Wallace.

Peachey knocks back mum's advice to succeed in NRL

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Adrian Proszenko   If Tyrone Peachey's mum had her way, the City Origin debutant would never have played rugby league.

Moylan ready for Origin, says Cleary

Magic Moylan: Panthers fullback Matt Moylan in action against the Sharks.

Chris Barrett   Matt Moylan is in a three-way contest for the NSW fullback's spot but did himself no harm on Sunday

Thomlinson's moving war story reduces Gould to tears

Former Australian Army commando Damien Thomlinson.

Michael Chammas   Damien Thomlinson describes losing both legs in a roadside bomb explosion in Afghanistan as the best thing that's ever happened to him.

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Elijah Taylor feared season was over

Quick comeback: Penrith back-rower Elijah Taylor is set to resume from a knee injury.

Michael Chammas   Penrith Panthers medical staff thought Elijah Taylor would be out for the season, now he's back in two weeks.

Why Watene-Zelezniak spent the day slapping himself in the face

 Panthers player Dallin Watene-Zelezniak with his mother, Kara Shelley at their Mormon church, Minchinbury Church of Jesus Christ. Dallin is still a teenager but has to decided whether to give up the game for two years to go on his missionary or continue playing in the NRL. Photo: Peter Rae Thursday 11 September 2014.

Michael Chammas   This Sunday's Test team announcement is a timely reminder of the day Dallin Watene-Zelezniak spent the day slapping himself in the face.

Penrith to welcome back international duo

Dean Whare will be back on deck for the Panthers.

Michael Chammas   The Penrith Panthers are set to welcome back two of their injured stars for Sunday's clash with the in-form Cronulla Sharks.

Mansour joins Australian injury list

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 11:  Josh Mansour of the Panthers celebrates his second try during the round six NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the Manly Sea Eagles at Pepper Stadium on April 11, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Renee McKay/Getty Images)

Brad Walter    Australia's chances of remaining No.1 rugby league nation take a further hit

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