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Garth Brennan drops out of race to coach the Newcastle Knights next year

Robert Dillon Rick Stone appears an unbackable favourite to regain the Newcastle Knights coaching role after his main rival, Garth Brennan, surprisingly dropped out of contention on Friday.

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Panthers trio face season-ending injuries during bruising win over Bulldogs

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Michael Chammas Penrith may have gone a long way to finishing in the top four, but it has come at a monumental price with possibly three players suffering season-ending injuries on Friday night.

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Penrith Panthers confound critics again with victory over Canterbury Bulldogs

Moment of truth: James Segayaro watches on as the video ref rules on his second try.

Michael Chammas Having already lost Peter Wallace for the rest of the season with a knee injury suffered in last week's loss to Cronulla, the news got even worse for Ivan Cleary when he lost another one of his new...

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Penrith Panthers coach Ivan Cleary rues missed opportunity in loss to Cronulla Sharks

Fend-off: Cronulla's Andrew Fifita palms away Panthers forward Lewis Brown.

Michael Chammas Penrith's quest for their first minor premiership since 2003 has been dealt a big blow after a shock loss against bottom-placed Cronulla in Bathurst on Saturday afternoon.

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Ivan Cleary refuses to get carried away with rising Panthers

Three wins on the trot have the Panthers climbing up the ladder.

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

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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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Penrith Panthers rookies echo club’s trio of greats

Young guns: Matt Moylan, Isaah Yeo and Bryce Cartwright are bringing back memories of 2003.

Michael Chammas Is history repeating itself at the foot of the mountains?

League

Rick Stone firms in race to replace Wayne Bennett as Newcastle Knights coach

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Brett Keeble Former Knights coach Rick Stone has his nose in front of his one-time assistant Garth Brennan in what is effectively a two-horse race to replace Broncos-bound Wayne Bennett.

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Sam Burgess feared his NRL career with South Sydney was over

No serious damage: Sam Burgess falls awkwardly on his right shoulder during Souths’ win over the Raiders on Monday.

Brad Walter Rugby union-bound South Sydney superstar Sam Burgess admits he thought his NRL career may have been over when he was forced from GIO Stadium on Monday night due to a shoulder injury.

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Plenty of NRL options for Newcastle Knights in search for Wayne Bennett's replacement

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Roy Masters Newcastle’s search for a coach to replace Wayne Bennett will explore both ends of the age spectrum, with veteran Tim Sheens and Penrith assistant Garth Brennan considered.

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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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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.

League

Where will supercoach Wayne Bennett end up next?

Swamped: Wayne Bennett faces the media on Thursday.

Brad Walter Potential destinations for Wayne Bennett.

League

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.