Ivan Cleary

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Ivan Cleary refuses to get carried away with rising Panthers

Michael Chammas The Panthers have moved into equal second position on the ladder after racking up their third straight win, however coach Ivan Cleary insists the competition table means very little at this stage of...

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Penrith Panthers coach Ivan Cleary says international matches are making the season too long for players

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Michael Chammas Penrith coach Ivan Cleary has called for the NRL to reduce the number of end-of-season internationals, adamant the game's top players are being overworked.

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Penrith Panthers' Ivan Cleary was destined to become a top-class coach

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Michael Carayannis Ivan Cleary hated being called "The Axe". Mainly because it didn't match his unassuming personality.

Ivan Cleary a great fit for Kearney's Kiwis squad

Ivan Cleary

David Long One day Ivan Cleary was trekking along the brutal Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea, the next he was on a training field in St Helens, freezing his backside off.

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Ivan Cleary backs Panthers to make NRL top eight

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Michael Chammas James Segeyaro started the week as the team villain but after Friday night's three-try heroics he quickly turned hero.

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Garth Brennan a favourite for Newcastle Knights job when Wayne Bennett leaves

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Michael Chammas As the Knights prepare to begin interviews for the coaching position next week, Garth Brennan, the man Wayne Bennett punted from the club three years ago, firms as a favourite to become his successor.

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Penrith Panthers slam fairness of 40/20 rule after loss to Sydney Roosters

Irate: After the Panthers' loss to the Roosters, Jamie Soward is calling for the 40/20 rule to be changed.

Tom Decent Jamie Soward and Ivan Cleary have called for the NRL to reconsider the new 40/20 rule which allows teams to take a quick tap after the Panthers' 32-12 loss to the Roosters at Allianz Stadium on...

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Change of attitude pays off for Penrith Panther Matt Moylan

Winners are grinners: Matt Moylan celebrates his match-winning field goal on Monday night.

Michael Chammas Matt Moylan fell away at this time last year in his debut season and was eventually dropped to the NSW Cup, but a month ago he set out to avoid a repeat of 2013.

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No player in Origin – but now minor premiership is in Penrith Panthers' reach

On the prowl: the Panthers are well placed to end their 23-year wait for the minor premiership.

Michael Chammas The Panthers will take another step towards ending an 11-year drought in Sydney's west if they put Brisbane away at Penrith on Monday night.

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Matt Moylan ensures Penrith Panthers finish on a high in see-saw battle

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Michael Chammas It was only fitting that Matt Moylan would have the final say in what was a see-sawing contest at Sportingbet Stadium on Monday night.

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Ultimate League: NRL coaches don't have it easy – take it from me

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Chris Boulous I have a new found respect for NRL coaches. It’s a tough gig.

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Jamie Soward ready for Penrith Panthers halves challenge

Playmaker: Jamie Soward will have to step up in Peter Wallace's absence.

Ben Horne Penrith playmaker Jamie Soward says he will take on more responsibility but won't change his style in the absence of halves partner Peter Wallace.

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Where will supercoach Wayne Bennett end up next?

Swamped: Wayne Bennett faces the media on Thursday.

Brad Walter Potential destinations for Wayne Bennett.

Wests Tigers v Panthers

Leichhardt Oval, Sunday 3pm (AEST)

League

Star power: The game’s good guys are making a difference away from spotlight

Phil Gould

Phil Gould “Panthers on the Prowl” is the Community arm of the Penrith Panthers. The purpose of the “Prowl” programs is to enhance opportunities for our young people and their families...

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Referee's punt on Mitchell Aubusson no-try sets dodgy precedent

Steve Mascord

Steve Mascord If rugby league is to clean up gambling, let's start with the referees. Hang on, that didn't come out the way I intended it to.

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Penrith Panthers centre Jamal Idris gets ideal birthday gift with win over Wests Tigers

Battle of the big cats: Jamal Idris stands tall in the Panthers' win over the Tigers.

Chris Barrett Jamal Idris is no ordinary footballer. And we are not talking about the barnstorming runs or the big hits.

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Penrith Panthers put in clinical performance to tear Wests Tigers apart

On the prowl: Panthers centre Jamal Idris was fired up during his team's win over the Tigers.

Chris Barrett Ivan Cleary's Penrith have spoiled Wests Tigers' Sunday session at Leichhardt Oval and the much-anticipated debut of Mitchell Moses with a clinical 20-point victory that takes them to the top of the...

Winning Starts Monday

Cutting players down to size pays dividends for Blues and clubs

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Brad Walter Todd Carney's sacking from Cronulla is the latest indication that player power is on the wane, with NSW, Penrith and the Sharks all benefiting from a tough stance on ill discipline by big-name stars.

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Michael Carayannis Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, Sunday 2pm (AEST)