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Panthers coach Ivan Cleary wants 40-20 rule changed now

Michael Chammas Panthers coach Ivan Cleary has urged the NRL to scrap the rules relating to the 40-20 before the start of the next round.

Ivan Cleary says Cowboys have more weapons than just Thurston

Class to burn: North Queensland’s talisman Johnathan Thurston.

Michael Chammas Panthers coach Ivan Cleary insists there's more to North Queensland than the man they tried so hard to lure to Penrith.

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League

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.

League

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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Eels boss Scott Seward gives 40-20 tweak the thumbs up

Chris Sandow and his Parramatta teammates were embroiled in last weekend's ballboy controversy.

Adrian Proszenko Parramatta believe the 40/20 rule has been changed "appropriately" to ensure there will be no repeat of the ballboy dramas which cost them a win last Friday.

Panthers hooker James Segeyaro may miss only one match with ankle injury

James Segeyaro of the Panthers.

Michael Chammas The Panthers are hopeful hooker James Segeyaro will only miss one week after suffering an ankle injury in Monday night's one-point win over his former club North Queensland.

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Penrith Panthers score thrilling win over North Queensland Cowboys with Jamie Soward starring

Starring role: Jamie Soward was the most valuable player for Penrith in their win over North Queensland.

Michael Chammas The Panthers might have went after Johnathan Thurston as their priority recruit, but on Monday night Jamie Soward proved that he was more than just a second prize, leading the Panthers to a...

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James Segeyaro is raking in the credits as Penrith's first-choice hooker

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Michael Chammas The Panthers had just won their third game on the trot with James Segeyaro as their starting hooker when the club announced the signing of South Sydney's Apisai Koroisau for next season.

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2014 one of the toughest for NRL coaches

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Roy Masters Part pedagogue, part demagogue is an apt description of the coach in the old Sydney first grade rugby league competition. A teacher and vocal leader. 

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Eight years in the NRL: How your team fared in the 16-team competition

The Titans have struggled to make a big impact since joining the comp in 2007.

Michael Chammas Since the Gold Coast Titans joined the competition in 2007, most teams have been on a rollercoaster ride in search of success.

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'You would always do what the players wanted': Former ballboy tells of his own sideline drama

Disappointed: Tim Mannah remonstrates with the match official at Friday's NRL clash.

Michael Carayannis A ballboy at the centre of a NRL try-scoring scandal 16 years ago says it’s easy to be caught up in the moment when players are crying out for the ball.

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Rugby League

Forget the wounded, Panthers keep marching on

Adam Pengilly Their bulging casualty ward is at breaking point, but do you think the Panthers will dwell on who's missing rather than who's playing?

Rugby League

Penrith Panther James Segeyaro goes to another level with more game time

Hard to handle: Penrith hooker James Segeyaro.

Adam Pengilly Ivan Cleary reckons James Segeyaro used to squeeze 80 minutes of rugby league into 30-minute stints off the bench.

Penrith Panthers build finals momentum with win over St George Illawarra Dragons

Tongue lashing: James Segeyaro celebrates scoring a try during Penrith's big win over the Dragons.

Adam Pengilly James Segeyaro kept Penrith's minor premiership push alive as St George Illawarra's faint finals hopes all but ended as the injury-riddled Panthers ground to another improbable win at WIN Stadium on...

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St George Illawarra Dragons run out of puff as pressure gets too much

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Brad Walter Pressure makes people act differently and on Sunday the Dragons went away from the the way they had been playing under Paul McGregor's coaching reign as they all but slipped out of top eight...

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Josh Reynolds' meltdown a case for NRL to consider yellow- and red-card system

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Brad Walter The brain explosion that led to Canterbury five-eighth Josh Reynolds facing a third judiciary appearance in six matches was the worst since the one that ended Travis Burns' NRL career two years ago...

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